Cholesterol Primer for Health Professionals

  • Rodney G. Bowden Baylor University
  • Stuart Hebert Baylor University
  • Ronald Wilson Central Texas Nephrology Associates
  • Mindy Gentile Central Texas Nephrology Associates
  • Beth A. Lanning Baylor University


As research continues in the field of coronary artery disease, more information is revealed about various etiological factors. Emerging lipoprotein risk factors have been identified and are now starting to surface as instrumental in the cause and prevention of coronary artery disease. In order to conduct comprehensive cholesterol screening programs and counseling sessions a health professional must have a thorough understanding of lipid metabolism. Recent changes in cholesterol guidelines make it necessary to have a review that addresses the specifics of lipid management. A health professional needs an appropriate knowledge base to be able to understand a major coronary artery disease risk factor and thereby more effectively educate the public about lipid management and coronary artery disease risk reduction. Therefore, the purpose of this article is to review the role of cholesterol in both normal physiological functioning and disease causation and to examine the research concerning new emerging cholesterol risk factors.
How to Cite
Bowden, R. G., Hebert, S., Wilson, R., Gentile, M., & Lanning, B. A. (2006). Cholesterol Primer for Health Professionals. Californian Journal of Health Promotion, 4(1), 12-21.