The Great Cholesterol Myth: Do certain fats actually help your heart health?

12/03/13 Robert Lorei
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Today's Radioactivity program features a doctor who challenges the concept that high cholesterol causes heart disease.

Rob Lorei speaks with Stephen T. Sinatra, a board-certified cardiologist and assistant clinical professor of medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He is the author of many books, including The Great Cholesterol Myth (coauthored with Jonny Bowden), The Sinatra Solution: Metabolic Cardiology, Earthing: The Most Important Health Discovery Ever, Reverse Heart Disease Now, and Lower Your Blood Pressure in Eight Weeks. He is a fellow in the American College of Cardiology and the American College of Nutrition. His websites include and

For decades, low-fat and low-cholesterol diets have been touted as the way to prevent and reverse heart disease. In The Great Cholesterol Myth, Dr. Jonny Bowden and Dr. Stephen Sinatra debunked this assertion, arguing that fat—often curtailed on traditional low-cholesterol “heart-healthy" diet—is not the enemy and may in fact be part of the solution.

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