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Aug 9, 2013

Are you confused by what your cholesterol levels really say about your health?

Do you wonder if all the exercise and healthy eating you're doing even affects your cholesterol numbers?

Don't you wish someone could just spell it out in simple English and tell you what, if anything, you need to do to improve your heart and overall health?

You get all the answers from Jimmy Moore and I in today's podcast. Jimmy is a prolific and highly respected health blogger and podcaster, and in his new book "Cholesterol Clarity", he interviews 28 of the world's top health experts from various fields to give you the complete lowdown on cholesterol. You're going to be shocked at what you learn, and it goes way above and beyond Jimmy's freak thumb dislocation that revealed his entire musculoskeletal system was in a downward tailspin (don't worry, you'll hear how that relates to cholesterol when you listen in).During our interview, I ask Jimmy:

-Why are your LDL-C and total cholesterol number not as important in determining your health as your doctor may think?

-So what *should* your doctor should be testing for?

-Where do HDL and triglycerides fit in?

-So when does cholesterol actually become "dangerous"?

-Why don't cholesterol-lowering statin drugs necessarily solve heart health concerns?

-Why is consuming saturated fat good and why are carbohydrates detrimental to attaining the best cholesterol numbers?

-Why there is a growing number of physicians, researchers and nutritionists who believe treating cholesterol numbers is virtually irrelevant?

Questions, comments or feedback about why cholesterol isn't bad? Visit the BenGreenfieldFitness.com website! And be sure to grab the Cholesterol Clarity book by clicking here.