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Homocysteine testing could help consumers identify stroke risk
Date: 2009-07-31 22:16:29
A homocysteine test may help consumers understand their heart health measures, as elevated levels of the amino acid have been linked to cardiovascular disease due to weakened arteries.... Full Story

Cholesterol testing shows women benefit more from exercise than men
Date: 2009-07-29 20:55:42
It is well known that exercise is good for health. Fit people tend to live longer and with less serious disease than unfit people. In particular, cardiovascular disease responds very well to physical exercise, and cholesterol testing shows people significantly improve their levels of all forms of cholesterol.... Full Story

New cholesterol genes identified
Date: 2009-07-07 21:35:47
Cholesterol has been known to be a major factor in determining risk of heart disease for years, but doctors and researchers have only had a rudimentary understanding of how cholesterol levels are regulated in the body.... Full Story

New study casts doubt on ability of CRP genetics to predict heart disease
Date: 2009-07-01 00:48:15
In a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers report that high levels of CRP may not cause heart disease, although testing CRP levels may still be a helpful indicator of higher risk.... Full Story

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