Welcome to Dr Warrick's Podcast Channel. Warrick is a practising cardiologist and author with a passion for improving care by helping patients understand their heart health through education work believes educated patients get the best health care to discover and understand the latest approaches and technology in heart care and how this might apply to you or someone you love.
Hi, my name's Dr Warrick Bishop and welcome to my Healthy Heart Minute. This minute is about the cholesterol controversy.
You can't go five minutes without hearing something on the news or social media, about whether cholesterol is good for you, bad for you, or whether statins are good or bad. There is clearly confusion.
I think that's really important to try and get your head around. We know that we lower cholesterol and many people who feel fine. So, immediately by giving medications to people who otherwise feel well, we're setting ourselves up for expectations and the possibility of side effects. It's a complicated story.
We need to find the people who really need to be on medication and know that they're getting real benefit over and above potential side effect.
It is an interesting area and I cover it in a lot of detail in a podcast attached to this very video called Cholesterol Controversies. You may find it interesting and informative to listen to, so check it out.
Ffor now, though, I'm gonna wish you the very best. Take care. Live as well as possible, for as long as possible, and bye for now!
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