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Sound the Alarm: Jay Leno Discusses "Bad" Cholesterol and Its Link to Heart Attack and Stroke

Every 40 seconds someone in the U.S. has a heart attack or stroke.

Lowering your LDL cholesterol (the "bad" cholesterol) is considered the most modifiable risk factor. However, many people do not understand the connection between having high levels of “bad” cholesterol and their risk of cardiovascular disease. With cholesterol, there’s no warning sign. You don’t feel it, but it could lead to a heart attack and hit you out of nowhere.

Jay Leno has teamed up with Amgen on Cholesterol 911, a national campaign that is aiming to raise awareness of and sound the alarm on high LDL-C, also known as “bad” cholesterol, and its link to heart attack and stroke.

Jay is speaking publicly about his high LDL and urging patients with high bad cholesterol who are at increased risk for a heart attack or stroke to see the emergency in high bad cholesterol and to visit to learn more about their risks and how to talk to their doctor about new treatment options.

Listen as Jay joins Dr. Friedman in this encore episode from March 2019 to discuss more on the campaign and share his own efforts to lower his LDL-C. The two also chat about cars, Last Man Standing, The Tonight Show, Rodney Dangerfield, and more.
Sound the Alarm: Jay Leno Discusses "Bad" Cholesterol and Its Link to Heart Attack and Stroke
Jay Leno
Acclaimed TV late-night show host, admired stand-up comedian, best-selling children’s book author, much-in-demand corporate speaker, TV and movie voice-over artist, pioneering car builder, and mechanic, and philanthropist… Jay Leno is widely characterized as “the hardest working man in show business.”

Jay Leno’s late-night television ratings domination included two decades as the host of the #1-rated “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” – he never lost a ratings year in which he served as host.

Leno is the recipient of many honors, including Emmy, People’s Choice, and TV Guide awards, Harris Poll selection as the most popular star on television, the Hasty Pudding Award at Harvard University, The Mark Twain Prize, recipient of the Patriot Award given by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, and being the first person to drive the pace car of all major NASCAR events.

He and his wife Mavis, an ardent human rights activist, live in Los Angeles.