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High Cholesterol

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CELEBRITY HEALTH CHALLENGES: REAL PEOPLE REAL STORIES: In this series Bobbie looks at health issues in the media spotlight. Today Bobbie looks at the widely reported yet largely misunderstood topic of cholesterol, its relationship to heart disease, healthy and unhealthy fats in the diet.and its management using traditional drugs and alternative therapies.

Former President Bill Clinton had heart bypass surgery due to life threatening issues with high cholesterol. USA Olympic Gold Medalist Peggy Fleming, figure skating's first bonefide celebrity, shows us all that even worldclass athletes can be challenged with cholesterol issues; and with her long family history of heart disease Peggy is today a vocal proponent of health initiatives to raise public awareness of cholesterol self management.

Enjoy today's interesting episode and learn what you can do to to manage your blood fats in healthy ways and avoid becoming dependent on expensive prescribed cholesterol lowering drugs such as Lipitor - alarmingly America's number one most prescribed drug.