With all the recent headlines warning of the cardiovascular threat of inflammation or high homocysteine, cholesterol might seem like it’s not all that significant anymore. But, while your cholesterol levels are just one factor in heart health, they’re still important. In fact, for every one percent your total cholesterol goes up, there’s a two to three percent increase in the risk of heart disease. If your cholesterol levels are less than optimal, there are a number of ways to naturally nudge them into a healthy range. In the following pages, Dr. Matthew Budoff describes easy-to-implement strategies—from diet and lifestyle factors to targeted dietary supplements— that can help lower total and LDL (bad) cholesterol while raising HDL (good) cholesterol, no prescription required. Matthew Budoff, MD, FACC, FAHA, is Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He is Program Director and Director of Cardiac CT, Division of Cardiology, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, CA. He is also Endowed Chair of Preventive Cardiology, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute. Dr. Matthew Budoff is at the forefront of the medical community’s efforts to develop early detection methods for cardiac disease, the number one cause of death in the U.S. Dr. Budoff works on at least 20 active medical research trials at any given time, and is a frequent lecturer on topics of cardiology at symposia, congresses and annual conferences on every continent. He has authored or co-authored over 800 research papers, seven books, and 45 book chapters. CHOLESTEROL REVERSE HIGH CHOLESTEROL All rights reserved. No part of this booklet may be reproduced, stored in an electronic retrieval system, or transcribed in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying and recording, without the prior written permission of the publisher, except for the inclusion of quotations in a review. The statements in this publication have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.The information contained herein is provided for educational purposes only under Section 5 of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please consult with a licensed physician or other qualified health-care professional for more in-depth information or prior to taking any dietary supplements. 949.855.2776 • 800.421.2998 www.kyolic.com • info@kyolic.com