A physician puts politics above patients

KEY TAKEAWAY: “That’s a really high LDL,” according to Dr. Topol, a cardiologist at the Scripps Research Institute. “We’re talking about a 70-plus-year-old man who is obese and doesn’t exercise. Just looking at the lab value, you would raise a big red flag.”  He added: “I would never use the words ‘excellent health.’ How you could take these indices and say excellent health? That is completely contradicted.”  But the bigger danger is the message this sends to the public at large. Continue reading