We’ve all heard about the dangers of having high cholesterol, but what does that really mean? If having too much cholesterol is dangerous, why does our body have trouble clearing it out? On this episode of the Health Bridge, Pedram Shojai welcomes Dr. Tami Meraglia. She still runs a practice and deals with this issue quote often. She helps clarify what cholesterol does for the body and what happens when you have too much. They also discuss the importance of the liver and how it works to help clear out cholesterol. Dr. Tami also evaluates the pros and cons of statin drugs. How do statin drugs work? What are the pros and cons of statins? Is it wise to get off of statin drugs?