What Is Cholesterol, and How Does It Affect Your Heart?

Exactly how cholesterol affects your health is more complicated than you might think.

Understandingcholesterol can be tricky. In this video, Registered Dietitian Lynn Goldstein explains how cholesterol plays an essential role in our body. Unfortunately your cholesterol will only get worse as you get older so Goldstein recommends quitting smoking, losing weight, and exercising as ways to keep your levels down.



Lynn Goldstein, MS, RD, CSO, CDN

This video features Lynn Goldstein, MS, RD, CSO, CDN. Lynn Goldstein is a registered dietitian with a masters of science degree from New York University. She is board certified in oncology nutrition and is the clinical nutrition supervisor for Beth Israel Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Duration: 3:28. Last Updated On: March 21, 2018, 3:11 a.m.
Reviewed by: Preeti Parikh, MD . Review date: May 16, 2014
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