On April 14, the BCH 'Walk With a Doc' program hosted a morning
walk around Tom Watson Park and beautiful Coot Lake in Boulder.
Our special guest speaker was Dr. Nelson Trujillo, board-certified cardiologist
at BCH’s Boulder Heart. Dr. Trujillo led a lively, interactive talk
addressing common “myths” about the role cholesterol plays
in heart health.
Lowering cholesterol levels does matter, Dr. Trujillo said, despite recent
reports (which he called “fake news”) that cholesterol is
a less important risk factor than once thought and that statins are `bad
for you.’ Given that about a third of global deaths are due to stroke
or heart disease, Dr. Trujillo told the crowd: “We will save about
half of these people if we can lower their cholesterol.” He added
that how you lower cholesterol is not as important as getting it done.
Dr. Trujillo’s Top 4 Lifestyle Tips to Lower "Bad" Cholesterol
Walk—any moderate physical activity
“Eat food that comes from the ground or has a mother.”
Join us for our next walk in May, where neurologist Dr. Satish Rao will
explain the importance of “Sleep and Dreaming” in terms of
cardiovascular and overall health. The walk with be held on May 12 at
East Boulder Community Park (5660 Sioux Drive) in Boulder from 8 - 9:00 a.m.