S2E43: Ep 42 The Cholesterol Conundrum | Pathology

Cholesterol is an essential component of our cells.

It is synthesized by our cells and affected by dietary, lifestyle, and genetic factors.

Unfortunately, cholesterol for doctors can feel like a moving target as different guidelines have different recommendations, new measurements can appear on reports (ie Non-HDL), and it is a constantly evolving topic for research

In this episode, we talk to one of Australia’s foremost expert in Cholesterol, Professor Ken Sikaris.

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Associate Professor Ken Sikaris Bio

KEN trained in science then medicine at Melbourne university before becoming a pathologist in 1992. He worked for several years at St Vincent’s hospital in Melbourne including running a specialist lipid/cholesterol laboratory performing research as well as seeing hundreds of patients in the lipid/cholesterol clinic.

Since then he has worked in private pathology and currently in his job as chemical pathology director he supervises testing on thousands of patients each day – including thousands of cholesterol tests. He is well known internationally in the fields of pathology Quality and how we define the decision limits we use to interpret blood tests.

Ken has several YouTube’s on the low carb down under site (with a total of over half a million views) and some may have seen him as Professor Blood in the Australian documentary ‘That Sugar Film’.

Bio Link: https://www.mps.com.au/about-us/pathologists/assoc-prof-ken-sikaris/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyzPEii-wo0

That Sugar Film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsnk8s6JNIQ

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