vlmd rounds 46

Cholesterol is often considered the troublemaker in atherosclerosis. The medical world vilifies it and with some medications, aims to drive it to the brink of extinction in your body! Although not the inciting event in atherosclerosis, it does have an important role in the disease process and that’s the main topic in this episode. I’ll reveal “secrets” or rarely discussed aspects of cholesterol metabolism and how that may contribute to atherosclerosis. As usual, all is not quite what it seems in the marvelous complexity of the human body.Let me know what you think in the comments.