Heart & Cardiology/statins



My husband had quad. bypass 11 years ago.  Now his cholesterol numbers are fantastic, and he eats high fat foods half the time.  There must be a reason he should be eating low fat foods all the time, even with low chol. numbers, isn't there?  Can you explain that to us.  

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Hello Lauren,

Presuming he's taking a statin every day, the only other reason not to eat high-fat food would be weighing too much, since his cholesterol number are good.

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David Richardson


Adult heart function and disease. Not very good about children lesss than 12. Hypertension is o.k. Heart rhythm a special interest.


Certified in cardiology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Was chairman of division of cardiology at the Medical College of Virginia. Am now mostly retired.

Fellow of American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology and member of American Physiological Society..

Circulation, American Heart Journal, Hypertension.

M.D. from Harvard Medical School. Residency training at Yale Uhniversity School of Medicine and Medical College of Virginia.

Awards and Honors
Gold Heartt Award from American Heart Association in 1995.

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