Q&A With Sekar Kathiresan From Massachusetts General Hospital: Debunking the Myth of Good and Bad Cholesterol

December 22, 2015
Adam Hochron

While there has been a considerable amount of research about lowering "bad cholesterol," but questions have raised about whether "good cholesterol," really is a good thing and if it should be monitored and treated by doctors.

While there has been a considerable amount of research about lowering "bad cholesterol," but questions have raised about whether "good cholesterol," really is a good thing and if it should be monitored and treated by doctors.

Sekar Kathiresan, MD, from Massachusetts General Hospital discussed this research and what it can mean for doctors in daily practice during the American Heart Association's annual scientific sessions in Orland. Kathiresan also discussed ways he helps patients manage their cholesterol levels in his own practice including encouraging lifestyle changes which can work in ways medications may not currently be able to.