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Podcast: Born with a silent killer

High cholesterol was sending Gary to an early grave. Now research is giving him a new start
Closeup of blood tests for Cholesterol levels ordered on medical form

Your doctor tells you have high cholesterol. Prescribes you a diet loaded with vegetables, fresh fruit, lean meat. And your cholesterol… goes through the roof.

Surprised? So were Gary Wilcox and his doctors.

For 20 years, Gary tried everything doctors prescribed to get his cholesterol under control. Nothing worked, until he met Dr. Robert Hegele.

This is the fascinating story of how research can change lives when it moves out of the lab and into the real world.