Jack had been told again and again that there was absolutely nothing wrong with his cholesterol panel. Jack’s doctor declared that there were no abnormal values and LDL cholesterol was below average. Jack received a pat on the back and reassurance that his heart was in good shape. So his primary care physician was totally stumped when Jack was diagnosed with coronary heart disease.
With all the fuss about cholesterol, how can such a thing happen? Does it mean that cholesterol, LDL in particular, should be even lower to provide protection against heart attack and heart disease? Not necessarily. What it does mean is that the causes for heart disease should be sought beyond cholesterol.