Is high cholesterol in your family?

While diet and lifestyle are very important factors in keeping your cholesterol levels down, for some people, it is not lifestyle, but genetics that cause their elevated cholesterol levels. Chemical Pathologist and Endocrinologist Dr Damon Bell from St John of God Pathology says familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) is an inherited condition that affects about 1 in…

What is a low cholesterol diet?

Clinical Dietitian Chris Fonda from St John of God Murdoch Hospital says the latest evidence[1] suggests that cholesterol in foods has minimal to no effect on blood cholesterol levels in healthy people. “The focus should be on replacing saturated and trans fats that raise the LDL (bad) cholesterol with unsaturated fats,” Mr Fonda says. This…