In this interivew, Doctor Bishop discusses the history and evolution of the understanding around cholesterol and its relationship to heart health. He explains that the cholesterol we consume does not directly end up in our arteries, and that our bodies have regulatory mechanisms to maintain stable cholesterol levels. While cholesterol is a factor in heart disease, it is not the sole predictor, as some people with high cholesterol have healthy arteries and vice versa. Lowering cholesterol is still beneficial for those with plaque buildup, and can be achieved through medications as well as dietary changes like reducing saturated fats. He recommends a generally healthy, plant-based, minimally processed diet as the best approach.

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