Welcome to my podcast. I am Doctor Warrick Bishop, and I want to help you to live as well as possible for as long as possible. I’m a practising cardiologist, best-selling author, keynote speaker, and the creator of The Healthy Heart Network. I have over 20 years as a specialist cardiologist and a private practice of over 10,000 patients.

Dr. Warrick Bishop discusses various topics related to heart health in this episode. He talks about coenzyme Q10 and how exercise can help increase levels of it, even for those taking statins which are known to lower Q10. He also discusses the drug metformin, how it is commonly used for diabetes but is being studied for other potential benefits like reducing cancer and Alzheimer's risk, though these benefits seem mostly applicable for those who are overweight or prediabetic.

The podcast aims to educate listeners about lifestyle factors like weight, cholesterol, and blood pressure that can impact heart health. Dr. Bishop encourages listeners to join his Healthy Heart Network for support and information on improving heart health and reducing heart attack risk.


  • Statins can lower coenzyme Q10 levels in the body and muscle, which some suggest may contribute to statin side effects like muscle aches and pains.
  • A study found that while statin use lowers muscle CoQ10 levels, levels did not differ between those with and without statin side effects.
  • The study showed that exercise training increased muscle CoQ10 levels across statin users and non-users, and may help counteract oxidative stress from statins.
  • Metformin is commonly used to treat diabetes by reducing insulin resistance and lowering blood sugar levels.
  • Some research suggests metformin may reduce cancer and Alzheimer's risk by lowering insulin and glucose levels.
  • Metformin is also used to treat conditions related to insulin resistance like PCOS, gestational diabetes, and weight gain from antipsychotics.
  • Most of metformin's benefits seem to be in overweight, pre-diabetic individuals by reducing hyperinsulinemia.
  • The podcast discusses increasing heart health through understanding risk factors like blood pressure, weight, cholesterol.
  • It encourages exercise and reviews studies on supplements like CoQ10 and drugs like statins and metformin.
  • The host, Dr. Bishop, is a cardiologist who founded the Healthy Heart Network to help people reduce heart attack risk.

Australia, like the rest of the western world, has a heart problem.

Over 9 million people around the world die from heart disease every year.

Every 10 minutes, someone in Australia suffers a heart attack. And 21 lives are lost daily because of it.

The devastating fact in all of this is… 

Almost every one of those cases could have been prevented. 

This podcast is for anyone who wants to improve their health literacy and gain information to help them make the best decisions about their risk of heart attack, their cholesterol, blood pressure, risk of diabetes, weight loss and general health. Join me on my personal mission journey to prevent Heart Attack on a global scale. If you like this podcast, I would be honoured by a 5-star review and appreciate if you let your friends and family know about this podcast; you may even save the life of someone you love!

Are You at Risk of a Sudden Heart Attack? How Healthy is Your Heart? Really?

Heart disease is the #1 killer in the Western World. In Australia, someone dies every 28 minutes from heart disease. That’s 51 people a day. In the US, someone has a heart attack every 40 SECONDS! Fortunately, many heart attacks are preventable. However, regular exercise and eating healthy are no guarantee you won’t succumb to this silent killer.

  • 94% of Australians have at least One Risk Factor for heart disease.
  •  59% of Australians have been Touched by heart disease.
  •  Yet only 3% of Australians have had a Full Heart-Health Assessment in the past 12 months.

Do the free heart check today at www.virtualheartcheck.com.au

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The Healthy Heart Network is designed to help members:

  • understand the present state of their heart’s health
  • recognise their current level of risk of suffering a heart attack
  • Learn the positive steps they can take to improve their situation

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