Cholesterol management has evolved, with new research showing that lowering LDL cholesterol levels even further than previously recommended can provide additional cardiovascular benefits. Medications beyond statins, like the drug Ozempic, are also being used to help manage cholesterol and reduce heart disease risk, especially in overweight individuals. While statins are generally safe and effective, individual responses can vary.

Doctor Warrick Bishop, on ABC Radio Hobart Breakfast show, discusses 10 key commandments for heart health, including not smoking, exercising regularly, limiting alcohol, managing blood pressure and diabetes, and understanding one's cardiovascular risk. The overall message is that it's never too early to start implementing healthy lifestyle changes to promote long-term heart health.

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