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 lowering LDL cholesterol levels and whether it is safe to lower them very low. He explains that babies are born with very low cholesterol, and people with genetic mutations also have low cholesterol without negative effects. Studies show that lowering LDL to very low levels, even under 0.2 mmol/L, significantly reduces heart disease risk without increasing other health issues. Tests found no cognitive impacts of lowering LDL cholesterol levels using PCSK9 inhibitors. While statins may slightly increase diabetes risk, other cholesterollowering drugs do not appear to have this effect when lowering cholesterol alone.


  • LDL cholesterol, also known as "bad cholesterol", can be lowered to very low levels safely through medications like statins and PCSK9 inhibitors without adverse effects.
  • Clinical trials have shown reductions in heart disease risk and events as LDL cholesterol levels are lowered further, down to levels as low as 0.2 mmol/L.
  • Babies are born with very low LDL cholesterol levels around 1.5-1.8 mmol/L, showing the body can function well at these levels.
  • People with genetic mutations resulting in very low lifelong cholesterol also appear healthy with no issues.
  • Studies found no increased risks of side effects like cognitive impairment or diabetes from extremely low LDL levels achieved through non-statin drugs.
  • Statins themselves may not increase dementia risk as previously thought.
  • HDL ("good") cholesterol, not LDL, is more closely linked to sex hormone production.
  • Lowering LDL does not appear to impact important cholesterol-dependent bodily functions.
  • More aggressive LDL lowering can significantly reduce heart disease recurrence rates.
  • Joining the "Healthy Heart Network" offers heart health resources and monitoring for a small fee.

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

Visit https://healthyheartnetwork.com/ and click on the JOIN THE FAMILY BUTTON

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