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Almonds may lower cholesterol
Date: 2010-12-30 08:56:20
Almonds have recently been touted for their ability to reduce diabetes risk. However, studies have shown that they may also benefit individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results.... Full Story

Cholesterol medication no substitute for lifestyle changes
Date: 2010-12-29 08:47:15
Advances in medications have made it easier than ever for individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results to control their condition and enjoy a high quality of life. However, some medical professionals warn that over reliance on these medications may cause many patients to remain less healthy than they could be.... Full Story

Many obese children go untested for deadly complications
Date: 2010-12-28 08:57:38
Few obese children receive regular diabetes, liver or cholesterol testing, according to a new study published in the journal Obesity.... Full Story

Fried fish may increase stroke risk
Date: 2010-12-27 08:54:13
Individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results may want to avoid eating fried fish. A new study has found that the food may dramatically increase the risk of stroke.... Full Story

Statins may not affect all aspects of cholesterol-related heart risk
Date: 2010-12-22 08:45:13
While statin medications can dramatically reduce unhealthy cholesterol, individuals taking them may still benefit from cholesterol testing. A new study has found that, while they may improve LDL levels, they are ineffective at raising HDL levels.... Full Story

High HDL may lower Alzheimer's risk
Date: 2010-12-21 09:01:26
Cholesterol testing may be important for more than just assessing heart risk. A new study has found that high levels of HDL, or good, cholesterol may be associated with a decreased risk of Alzheimer's disease.... Full Story

Following existing dietary recommendations could drastically cut cardiovascular deaths
Date: 2010-12-20 13:23:20
Sticking to governmental dietary recommendations may benefit individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results. As many as 33,000 lives could be saved in the UK each year by simply following guidelines for a healthy diet.... Full Story

Intervention programs help obese diabetics reduce their heart risk
Date: 2010-12-20 13:19:41
C-reactive protein test results often reveal high levels of inflammation among obese individuals with diabetes. This may increase their risk of developing a range of cardiovascular problems.... Full Story

Heart disease mortality rate drops, but number of patients grows
Date: 2010-12-17 09:05:14
Improvements in cholesterol testing and other measures of heart health have allowed doctors to discover problems sooner. However, a growing number of individuals appear to be suffering from cardiovascular problems, according to a new report from the American Heart Association.... Full Story

Unhealthy cholesterol levels may contribute to development of Alzheimer's disease
Date: 2010-12-16 15:44:13
Cholesterol testing may not only predict an individual's risk of heart disease, according to a new study from Columbia University researchers, it may also indicate the risk of Alzheimer's disease.... Full Story

Blood test may spot previously undetected heart problems
Date: 2010-12-09 09:38:40
Some individuals who have potentially disastrous heart conditions may show few symptoms. For that reason, a team of researchers from the UT Southwestern Medical Center looked into how simple blood tests may be able to diagnose the conditions.... Full Story

Osteoporosis and heart disease may have similar causes
Date: 2010-12-06 13:40:50
Individuals who have been diagnosed with osteoporosis may want to have their cholesterol tested as well. According to a new study from Norwegian researchers, these individuals are much more likely to develop cardiovascular disease.... Full Story

Common sleep problems may increase risk of metabolic syndrome
Date: 2010-12-03 09:04:08
Individuals who have difficulty falling asleep or snore loudly during the night may benefit from cholesterol testing. A new study has found that these individuals are significantly more likely to develop metabolic syndrome, a collection of symptoms that includes high cholesterol.... Full Story

Experts recommend extended heart testing for African Americans
Date: 2010-12-01 10:57:44
African Americans are generally at a higher risk for developing cardiovascular problems than the rest of the population. Cholesterol testing may help diagnose these heart health problems, however, some experts say that further testing could be required.... Full Story

Cholesterol may contribute to development of Alzheimer’s
Date: 2010-11-29 09:05:55
Individuals who have received high cholesterol test scores may benefit from improving their diet. A new study from European researchers has found that long-term exposure to high-cholesterol diets may significantly increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.... Full Story

Airport restaurants increasingly turn to health food alternatives
Date: 2010-11-24 08:47:52
With millions of Americans getting set travel in the next few days, many may find it difficult to get their hands on a nutritious meal while they are on the road. This is a particularly serious problem for individuals who have received high cholesterol test results. Knowing where to find a nutritious meal may be the key to celebrating a health holiday.... Full Story

Divorce may increase the risk of stroke
Date: 2010-11-23 11:17:37
Individuals whose parents divorced during their childhood may want to consider blood pressure and cholesterol testing to determine the health of their heart. A new study has found that these adults are significantly more likely to experience heart complications such as stroke.... Full Story

High cholesterol is a growing problem among youths
Date: 2010-11-22 10:32:50
The obesity epidemic has quickly spread across all corners of the country. One of the most troubling aspects of this trend is that children have not been spared. Obesity rates among adolescents are skyrocketing. This has prompted some health experts to suggest that more children should receive cholesterol testing.... Full Story

Poll: Recession is hurting American's heart health
Date: 2010-11-19 09:12:09
The recession has been hard on many people. However the findings of a new poll conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health suggest that it has impacted individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results the most.... Full Story

Statins found to reduce risk of bacterial infections
Date: 2010-11-18 09:38:43
Elevated cholesterol test results may put individuals at risk of a range of health problems. However, there may be some benefits that come along with the condition. A new study from University of California researchers shows that statin medications, which are commonly used to lower cholesterol, may also reduce the risk of certain bacterial infections.... Full Story

Quitting smoking leads to major heart health benefits
Date: 2010-11-17 09:13:02
Smokers who have unhealthy cholesterol levels may benefit from quitting their habit. A recent study found that ridding the body of nicotine helps raise levels of HDL, or good cholesterol, according to WebMD Health News.... Full Story

Poor sleep may increase inflammation and worsen heart health
Date: 2010-11-16 10:28:35
Individuals who sleep poorly may want to consider seeking a cholesterol test. A new study has found that regular bouts of insomnia and poor sleep quality may increase inflammation throughout the body, which may be further aggravated by high cholesterol, resulting in heart complications.... Full Story

Higher statin doses may result in greater cholesterol benefits
Date: 2010-11-15 10:50:12
Statin medications are widely prescribed to individuals who have received high cholesterol test results to help them lower their risk of heart disease. However, new findings indicate that broader use may result in further heart health benefits.... Full Story

Anxiety and depression patients may need more heart health testing
Date: 2010-11-12 08:52:50
Canadian researchers are calling for more patients being treated for anxiety disorders and depression to receive extensive blood pressure and cholesterol testing following the results of their recent study, which showed that heart problems often go undiagnosed in these patients.... Full Story

Poor heart health may lead to learning difficulties in children
Date: 2010-11-11 11:54:42
Blood pressure and cholesterol testing may benefit adolescents who are having a difficult time in school. New research indicates that poor heart health may increase the risk of learning disabilities, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).... Full Story

Cholesterol levels are on the decline
Date: 2010-11-08 12:26:02
Despite the fact that obesity rates continue to rise, a new study has found that the prevalence of cholesterol testing has helped individuals significantly reduce their cholesterol levels since the mid 1970s, according to HealthDay News.... Full Story

Egg yolks contain unhealthy levels of cholesterol
Date: 2010-11-05 08:19:30
Individuals who are trying to lower their cholesterol test results may want to stay away from egg yolks. A new study from Canadian researchers has found that a single yolk can contain more cholesterol than some fast food meals.... Full Story

Healthy fats may lower cholesterol
Date: 2010-11-04 08:03:37
Individuals who have received poor cholesterol test results may want to consider adding more monounsaturated fats to their diet. A recent study from Canadian researchers has found that the so-called "Mediterranean diet" may significantly improve cholesterol scores.... Full Story

Red yeast supplements may not provide much cholesterol support
Date: 2010-10-29 08:07:21
Individuals who have been taking red yeast to help control their heart health may want to have their cholesterol tested. A recent study found that the amount of active ingredients in these supplements varies widely, limiting their effectiveness in many cases.... Full Story

Obese children may have poor heart health
Date: 2010-10-26 16:19:02
Blood pressure and cholesterol testing may be necessary for increasingly young children, as a team of researchers from Children's Hospital in British Columbia have found that obese children as young as 13 show signs of heart disease that were thought to only affect much older individuals.... Full Story

Lowering cholesterol may improve prostate health
Date: 2010-10-25 08:08:16
The findings of a new study indicate that high cholesterol levels may increase the chances that a man will experience benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH), suggesting that they may be able to significantly improve their prostate health through cholesterol testing.... Full Story

Whole grains may reduce heart risk
Date: 2010-10-22 08:51:36
Individuals who have been shown to have poor heart health through blood pressure and cholesterol tests may want to add more whole grain foods to their diet. A recent study found that these foods may significantly lower the amount of a certain type of fat that can cause heart health complications.... Full Story

Men with low testosterone are more likely to suffer from poor heart health
Date: 2010-10-21 08:05:40
The evidence supporting the need for broader testosterone testing in men continues to grow. The findings of a new study published in the medical journal Heart indicate that low testosterone levels may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease.... Full Story

Experts recommend cholesterol tests for women
Date: 2010-10-20 08:09:26
Most women make sure to get their breast health examined according to the recommendations of health organizations. However, many neglect to have their cholesterol tested, despite the fact that heart disease kills more women each year than all cancers combined.... Full Story

Skipping breakfast may contribute to poor heart health
Date: 2010-10-18 13:02:34
Nearly everyone is busy in the mornings. However, individuals who use this as an excuse to skip breakfast may want to make some time to get their blood pressure and cholesterol tested. A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has found that those who don’t eat breakfast may be at risk for heart complications.... Full Story

Study finds no heart health benefits from folic acid
Date: 2010-10-13 12:14:04
Individuals who have been taking folic acid supplements to treat poor heart health may want to consider blood pressure and cholesterol testing to determine if their condition has worsened. A recent study has found that the nutrient does little to support a healthy heart.... Full Story

Cholesterol testing should still play a central role in determining heart risk
Date: 2010-10-12 10:47:30
In recent years, genetic testing has become a popular method for assessing an individual's risk for a range of conditions. However, individuals who have been relying on the method to determine their heart risk may want to consider seeking a simple cholesterol test.... Full Story

Loud noises may contribute to poor heart health
Date: 2010-10-08 14:42:36
Individuals who work in a persistently noisy environment may want to consider seeking blood pressure and cholesterol testing to determine if they have an elevated risk of heart disease. The findings of a recent study suggest these individuals are more than twice as likely to suffer cardiovascular complications.... Full Story

Recent findings may lead to improved cholesterol treatment
Date: 2010-10-07 16:32:21
There may soon be improved treatment options for individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results. Researchers have discovered genetic mechanisms by which cholesterol levels may be controlled.... Full Story

Cholesterol testing may predict gestational diabetes risk
Date: 2010-10-05 07:49:58
Pregnant women may benefit from cholesterol testing, as the findings of new study suggest that triglyceride levels may predict a woman's risk of developing gestational diabetes, a condition that could lead to birth complications.... Full Story

Cholesterol testing may benefit kidney patients
Date: 2010-10-01 15:56:07
Individuals who are being treated for chronic kidney disease may want to consider seeking a cholesterol test. A recent study has found that high levels may indicate further problems that could harm their chances of successful treatment.... Full Story

Doctors investigate role of good cholesterol in heart disease
Date: 2010-09-30 16:34:22
Doctors commonly recommend cholesterol testing that reveals levels of both good - HDL - and bad - LDL - cholesterol. While it is known that high levels of HDL are associated with lower heart risk, the role it plays in individuals with poor heart health is unclear.... Full Story

C-reactive protein levels differ among races
Date: 2010-09-30 08:16:28
Statin medications have been shown to be an effective way to lower cholesterol levels and improve heart health. However, a new study has found that many doctors may not be prescribing them to the right patients due in part to inadequate cholesterol testing.... Full Story

Study shows cholesterol testing to be cost-effective
Date: 2010-09-28 16:11:47
As the nation's obesity epidemic continues to worsen, doctors and health experts across the country are recommending more cholesterol testing to determine an individual's heart risk. The suggestions from the medical community follow a recent study, which found that screening may be an effective way to identify individuals who are most in need of intervention. ... Full Story

Experts recommend cholesterol testing
Date: 2010-09-24 15:12:11
More Americans die from heart disease every year. One of the leading causes of poor heart health is high cholesterol. For this reason, health experts are recommending that more individuals seek cholesterol testing.... Full Story

Metabolic syndrome increases risk of cardiovascular complications
Date: 2010-09-22 16:08:33
As the dangers of poor heart health become increasingly apparent, a growing number of doctors are recommending that more individuals seek blood pressure and cholesterol testing to determine their risk of cardiovascular disease.... Full Story

Experts recommend cholesterol testing for type 2 diabetics
Date: 2010-09-21 17:10:51
Individuals who have type 2 diabetes are significantly more likely to experience heart complications. For this reason, healthcare officials recommend that anyone with the condition seek cholesterol testing to determine their risk of experiencing a heart attack or other complications.... Full Story

National event urges cholesterol testing
Date: 2010-09-20 22:13:28
Heart disease kills more people each year than any other cause of death. In an effort to reduce these rates, many physicians are working to raise awareness and get people to seek cholesterol testing as part of their regular health routine.... Full Story

Weight loss surgery reduces cardiovascular disease risk
Date: 2010-09-17 21:29:44
Individuals who have received dangerously high cholesterol test results may benefit from weight loss surgery to improve their heart health. A new study has found that these procedures may provide significant positive heart health effects for obese individuals.... Full Story

Genes found to play a role in cholesterol distribution
Date: 2010-09-17 14:04:43
Individuals who have a family history of heart problems may benefit from cholesterol testing to determine their heart risk. A new study has found that certain genes play a role in the distribution of cholesterol throughout the circulatory system.... Full Story

Negative individuals have higher risk of heart disease
Date: 2010-09-15 22:22:13
Individuals who regularly experience negative thoughts and feelings - a personality type which has come to be known as Type D - may want to have their cholesterol tested to determine their risk of heart disease. A new study from European researchers found that this personality type greatly increases the risk of cardiovascular disease.... Full Story

Non-stick cookware chemical may elevate cholesterol
Date: 2010-09-07 22:20:49
Individuals who regularly use non-stick cookware may want to consider scheduling a cholesterol test, as a new study has found that chemicals used in the production of the products can elevate cholesterol to dangerous levels, especially in adolescents. ... Full Story

Health groups promote cholesterol testing
Date: 2010-09-03 13:55:18
Many health experts feel that something must be done about the cholesterol epidemic that is sweeping the country. Heart disease accounts for more deaths each year than any other cause, but it is also the most preventable condition. ... Full Story

Cold weather, high altitudes contribute to heart problems
Date: 2010-09-01 22:06:13
Individuals may benefit from cholesterol testing before taking off for their next winter ski trip, as a new study has found that vigorous activity at high altitudes can increase the risk of heart problems, underscoring the importance of preparing for such trips.... Full Story

Experts recommend more cholesterol testing
Date: 2010-08-31 20:09:34
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in America, but it is also one of the most preventable. Many health experts say that simple cholesterol testing can determine whether or not an individual has a heart problem and enable them to make lifestyle changes if a problem is discovered.... Full Story

September is cholesterol education month
Date: 2010-08-30 20:57:28
As summer turns to fall, weekend barbecues cool off and people settle into their winter habits, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it is now the perfect time to get a cholesterol test.... Full Story

Cholesterol treatments may benefit healthy individuals
Date: 2010-08-26 22:10:00
Even healthy individuals may benefit from cholesterol testing, as a new study from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston found that treating the early warning signs of heart disease may help prevent the development of the condition.... Full Story

Study connects migraines to heart disease
Date: 2010-08-25 20:04:13
Individuals who regularly suffer from migraine headaches with aura (a type of vision disturbance caused by migraines) may benefit from blood pressure and cholesterol testing to assess their heart health. A new study has found that this condition increases the risk of death from heart disease.... Full Story

Experts recommend cholesterol testing to improve heart health
Date: 2010-08-24 20:43:10
Due to the fact that individuals are experiencing heart problems in greater numbers than ever before, many healthcare experts are recommending that more people who may have certain risk factors that contribute to heart disease seek cholesterol testing.... Full Story

High-carb, omega-3 rich diets improve cholesterol scores
Date: 2010-08-23 20:32:57
Individuals who have received a high cholesterol test and have been advised to make lifestyle changes may want to consider adding more omega-3 fatty acids to their diet, as a new study has found that these nutrients may help them improve their heart health.... Full Story

Modest weight gain may have serious consequences
Date: 2010-08-19 20:55:09
Individuals who have put on even a modest amount of weight may benefit from seeking blood pressure and cholesterol testing to assess their risk of heart disease. A new study from researchers at the Mayo Clinic has shown that gaining as little as nine pounds of fat in the midsection may significantly increase the risk of heart health problems.... Full Story

Antagonistic people are more likely to develop heart disease
Date: 2010-08-17 20:46:41
Individuals who have aggressive, combative personalities may benefit from cholesterol testing to assess their heart health, as a new study has found that these personality traits are associated with an increased risk of heart disease.... Full Story

Stress in childhood may contribute to disease
Date: 2010-08-16 20:40:21
Individuals who faced significant adversity as a child - such as abuse or poverty - may want to consider blood pressure and cholesterol testing, as a new study has found that experiencing these conditions at a young age may make a person more prone to heart disease.... Full Story

Menstruation may affect cholesterol test results
Date: 2010-08-13 22:07:02
Cholesterol test results may be less reliable for women depending on the point they are at in their menstrual cycle, according to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. ... Full Story

Fast food chains can improve cholesterol by offering medication
Date: 2010-08-12 21:03:13
Fast food restaurants could help improve the cholesterol test results of their customers by providing statin medications along with their meals, according to a new study that was published in American Journal of Cardiology. ... Full Story

Cold weather may increase risk of heart attack
Date: 2010-08-11 21:42:16
Individuals living in cooler climates may want to seek a cholesterol test or other measures to determine their heart risk, as a new study from British researchers has found that lower outdoor temperatures are linked to an increased risk of heart attack. ... Full Story

Large waistline increases risk of death from heart complications
Date: 2010-08-10 21:22:00
Individuals who have a large waistline may want to consider cholesterol testing, as a new study has found that the risk of death from all causes is extremely high for these people. Cardiovascular disease is among the top killers. ... Full Story

Genetics may play a role in cholesterol levels
Date: 2010-08-09 21:19:26
Cholesterol testing may benefit those who have a family history of poor heart health, as a new study has found that an individual's genetics can play a large role in the development of cardiovascular problems.... Full Story

Vitamin B provides little help for stroke victims
Date: 2010-08-04 20:53:12
Stroke patients who have been taking vitamin B supplements to control their risk for further cardiovascular complications may want to consider seeking a cholesterol test to determine their heart condition. A new study has found that the nutrient does little to protect individuals from stroke or heart attack.... Full Story

Cholesterol testing important for young adults, study finds
Date: 2010-08-03 20:39:45
Young adults may benefit from cholesterol testing as much as middle aged individuals, contrary to popular belief. A new study has found that unhealthy cholesterol levels in early adulthood may accurately predict cardiovascular disease risk later in life.... Full Story

Socioeconomic factors play a large role in heart risk
Date: 2010-08-02 21:19:56
Members of low-income families may benefit from seeking cholesterol testing, as a new study has found that disparities in cardiovascular disease risk have more to do with socioeconomic factors than race.... Full Story

Depression tied to cholesterol levels
Date: 2010-07-27 21:13:18
Cholesterol tests may not only indicate an individual's risk of developing heart disease. A new study from French researchers has found that cholesterol levels may also be linked to depressive symptoms in the elderly.... Full Story

Overweight children more likely to experience heart problems as adults
Date: 2010-07-27 21:12:12
Individuals who were overweight as teenagers may want to consider cholesterol testing, as a new study has found that high body mass index (BMI) at age 17 may predict risk of heart disease, even in those who have other normal risk factors. ... Full Story

Genetic link discovered for triglyceride levels
Date: 2010-07-26 20:25:49
Individuals who have a family history of high triglyceride levels may want to consider seeking a cholesterol test, as a new study has found that genetic factors play a role in the development of hypertriglyceridemia (HTG).... Full Story

HDL may not benefit those with healthy cholesterol
Date: 2010-07-23 20:01:35
Healthcare experts have advocated for years that individuals seek cholesterol testing in order to determine their levels of both HDL, or "good" cholesterol, and LDL, or "bad" cholesterol. High levels of HDL were thought to be good for heart health, and patients - with help from their doctors - worked to bring those numbers up. ... Full Story

Study: Young adults need cholesterol testing, too
Date: 2010-07-21 20:11:40
Many young adults who are free from obvious signs of poor health avoid going to the doctor for check-ups because they feel it is unnecessary. However, experts warn that these individuals can still benefit from cholesterol testing to determine their risk for cardiovascular disease. ... Full Story

Waistline, cholesterol predict heart disease risk
Date: 2010-07-19 20:28:59
Individuals with a larger waistline may benefit from cholesterol testing, as a new study has found that extra fat around the midsection and high triglycerides increase the risk of heart disease. ... Full Story

Depression increases cardiovascular risk in men with ED
Date: 2010-07-15 18:38:25
Men with erectile dysfunction (ED) who are experiencing depressive symptoms are at a higher risk for developing cardiovascular problems, according to a new study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine. These individuals may benefit from cholesterol testing to determine their personal risk. ... Full Story

Study recommends cholesterol testing for children
Date: 2010-07-14 20:11:46
Cholesterol testing is a primary component of annual physicals for most adults. However, a new report from researchers at West Virginia University suggests that regular screening may be needed for children as young as 10.... Full Story

Heart disease affects more women than men
Date: 2010-07-08 22:05:23
Cholesterol testing may benefit women with severe angina, as a new study has found that women with the condition are significantly more likely to develop coronary artery disease (CAD) than men are.... Full Story

There is more than one way to dispose of cholesterol, study shows
Date: 2010-07-07 22:17:24
Many individuals who have recently received bad news on a cholesterol test may soon have a new treatment option available to help them bring their cholesterol numbers down and reduce the risk of heart disease. ... Full Story

Antioxidants improve heart health
Date: 2010-07-06 22:08:36
Supplementing a diet with antioxidants may help individuals improve their next cholesterol test results, as a new study has found that the nutrients can increase HDL, or "good cholesterol," and lower blood pressure.... Full Story

Anxiety disorders associated with heart risk
Date: 2010-07-06 22:07:39
Individuals with an anxiety disorder may want to consider seeking a cholesterol test to assess their heart health, as a new study has found that mental condition is associated with an increased risk of experiencing a heart attack, stroke or heart failure in patients with heart disease. ... Full Story

Cholesterol testing may help reduce the risk stroke
Date: 2010-07-02 21:26:37
Cholesterol testing may be an important part of determining an individual's risk factors for several serious illness, including heart disease and stroke. Elevated levels of cholesterol may make these conditions - which take years off a patient's life expectancy - more likely.... Full Story

High testosterone linked to heart disease
Date: 2010-07-01 22:13:04
In addition to the standard battery of tests used to determine an individual's risk of heart disease, men over 65 may want to consider seeking testosterone testing. A new study has found that high levels of the hormone can elevate the risk of heart disease.... Full Story

Nitrates may lower the risk of heart disease
Date: 2010-06-30 18:29:03
Individuals who have found through cholesterol testing that they are at risk for developing heart disease may want to consider adding more nitrates to their diet, as a new study has found that the nutrients can lower blood pressure and decrease the risk of developing heart problems.... Full Story

Good cholesterol may lead to heart problems in diabetic women
Date: 2010-06-29 21:31:22
Individuals with diabetes have a significantly higher risk for developing heart disease and may benefit from cholesterol testing to determine how likely they are to develop the condition.... Full Story

Omega-3s show little heart health benefit for diabetic women
Date: 2010-06-28 21:19:46
Women with diabetes who have been taking omega-3 supplements as part of a treatment plan to lower their risk for heart disease may want to consider getting a cholesterol test, as a new study has found that the fatty acids do little to reduce the risk of heart disease in this group. ... Full Story

Vitamin supplements may not reduce risk of heart attack
Date: 2010-06-24 22:45:13
Individuals who have experienced a heart attack and have since been taking vitamin B12 to decrease their chances of another cardiovascular event may want to consider seeking blood pressure and cholesterol testing to determine their heart health. A new study has found that vitamin supplementation may do little to reduce the risk of a second heart attack. ... Full Story

Women who experience early menopause are at risk for heart disease
Date: 2010-06-23 21:38:08
Women who experience menopause at a young age may want to consider cholesterol testing to determine their risk for heart disease due to recent findings suggesting that they are more likely to suffer a cardiovascular event if they experience menopause early in life. ... Full Story

Tea drinking tied improved heart health
Date: 2010-06-21 22:19:48
Consuming large amounts of tea may result in improvements on the next cholesterol test among patients who are risk for developing heart disease, as a new study has found that drinking six or more cups per day can improve heart health.... Full Story

Cholesterol and high blood pressure treatments may benefit the obese
Date: 2010-06-18 22:37:41
Individuals who are overweight and at risk for becoming obese may want to consider seeking a blood pressure and cholesterol test to determine the condition of their heart, as a new study has found that obese people tend to display more of the common risk factors associated with heart disease. ... Full Story

Study finds link between ED and heart disease
Date: 2010-06-17 14:00:59
Men with erectile dysfunction (ED) may want to consider seeking a cholesterol test to help determine their risk for heart disease, as a new study has found that men with the condition are more likely to experience heart events.... Full Story

Cholesterol testing may predict macular degeneration risk
Date: 2010-06-15 22:11:45
A cholesterol test may not only predict an individual's risk of heart disease, it may also identify patients who are at risk for macular degeneration. A new study has found that patients with low levels of HDL, or "good cholesterol," are more likely to develop the vision impairment. ... Full Story

Heart attack rates decline, according to a new study
Date: 2010-06-14 21:38:59
Many individuals across the country are showing improvements in their cholesterol tests, and this is leading to a decrease in the number of heart attacks, according to a new report in the New England Journal of Medicine.... Full Story

Short stature linked to heart disease
Date: 2010-06-09 18:38:04
Shorter individuals may want to consider having their cholesterol tested as well as take other measurements of their heart health, as a new study has found a relationship between height and heart disease. ... Full Story

Study: Healthier cholesterol improves life expectancy
Date: 2010-06-08 20:30:50
While the importance of cholesterol testing to monitor heart health has been known for years, the results of a 25-year study were recently published which confirm that cholesterol monitoring and intervention extends life expectancy among those at high risk for heart disease. ... Full Story

Televised food ads push an imbalanced diet
Date: 2010-06-03 18:07:33
Individuals who have poor cholesterol may want to turn off the TV to avoid watching food advertisements, as a new study has found that the majority of televised commercials for food promote a diet that can cause higher cholesterol tests.... Full Story

Moderate chocolate consumption linked to lower cholesterol
Date: 2010-06-02 18:22:52
Chocolate may be associated with higher levels of fat - a common risk factor of heart disease - but a new study has found that moderate cocoa consumption may help to lower cholesterol. ... Full Story

Brands replace trans fat with healthier alternatives
Date: 2010-05-27 20:21:26
Many Americans have had cholesterol tests that indicate they need to lower their cholesterol. This can be difficult, as many restaurants and brand-name foods use ingredients that are high in trans fats and saturated fats which can contribute to high cholesterol. ... Full Story

Good cholesterol may be bad news for some
Date: 2010-05-26 17:19:32
The importance of HDL, or good cholesterol, has become widely known in recent years and many individuals are aware of their levels. However, the importance of cholesterol testing that shows both good and bad cholesterol levels may be even more important than ever. ... Full Story

Pistachios may help lower cholesterol
Date: 2010-05-24 18:45:46
Individuals with high cholesterol may want to add pistachio nuts to their diets, as a new study has found that the nuts may help to improve the results of their next cholesterol test. ... Full Story

Good cholesterol levels need to be raised
Date: 2010-05-21 19:23:02
Many experts say that it is important for people to seek cholesterol tests that measure both HDL (good) and LDL (bad) cholesterol levels. Good cholesterol can help to sweep away build-ups of plaque in the arteries, resulting in healthier overall cholesterol. ... Full Story

Men with ED are more likely to suffer heart problems
Date: 2010-05-20 20:05:42
Individuals suffering from erectile dysfunction (ED) may also want to consider getting a cholesterol test, as recent studies have shown a link between ED and coronary artery disease.... Full Story

Nutritional supplements may reduce risk of heart disease
Date: 2010-05-18 18:33:50
Individuals with unhealthy cholesterol tests are at an elevated risk of heart disease, a condition that kills more people in the U.S. than any other disease. ... Full Story

Cortisol tests predict heart disease risk
Date: 2010-05-18 18:31:00
Cortisol tests may help predict which patients suffering with heart conditions are at the highest risk of death, as new research has linked the hormone to increased mortality rates in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). ... Full Story

Cholesterol drug may lower risk of blood clots
Date: 2010-05-17 18:40:50
For individuals with poor cholesterol test results, the risk of suffering further complications like, heart disease or stroke, are elevated. However, new research suggests that a common medication prescribed to treat high cholesterol may do even more to help the problem than previously thought. ... Full Story

Experts urge testing of both good and bad cholesterol
Date: 2010-05-13 18:27:50
While knowing about all relevant risk factors for heart disease can lead individuals to make healthier lifestyle decisions, many doctors say that cholesterol testing that shows both good and bad cholesterol levels is one the most important things people can do to improve their heart health.... Full Story

Study finds link between heart disease and air pollution
Date: 2010-05-11 18:38:24
Those who have been shown by lab tests to have one or more of the most common risk factors for heart disease may want to limit their exposure to air pollution, as a recent study from the American Heart Association shows that air pollution increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. ... Full Story

Consuming nuts can help lower cholesterol
Date: 2010-05-11 18:37:17
Eating more nuts may improve cholesterol test results for individuals with elevated risk factors for heart disease, as recent research has shown that nuts are associated with healthier cholesterol levels. ... Full Story

High cholesterol may lead to other health problems
Date: 2010-05-10 19:09:55
Unhealthy cholesterol levels have been linked to several kinds of cancer in recent laboratory tests, and new research has shown that high cholesterol may increase a person's risk for developing bone marrow cancers like leukemia. ... Full Story

Research shows stress at work is bad for women's hearts
Date: 2010-05-07 18:38:48
Stress levels may not be the only thing elevated by high pressure jobs, as recently released research suggests that stressful jobs increase a woman's risk of performing poorly on cholesterol tests. ... Full Story

Experts: Children need cholesterol testing, too
Date: 2010-05-07 18:37:30
Cholesterol tests are a staple for adults during a medical examination, but a growing number of doctors are recommending the test for children as young as two years old. ... Full Story

Moderate drinking may help heart attack victims
Date: 2010-05-07 18:34:46
Many doctors advise their patients to completely give up alcohol after suffering a heart attack, but new research suggests that moderate levels of drinking may help individuals from suffering a reoccurrence of heart problems. ... Full Story

Local health departments offer free cholesterol testing
Date: 2010-05-06 20:24:47
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in America, but it is preventable in most people. To help individuals get this message, health departments around the country are trying to raise awareness and understanding of the condition.... Full Story

Blood pressure testing may make young children healthier
Date: 2010-05-05 22:27:35
Many American adults have problems from high blood pressure, but a new study suggests that doctors often miss the problem in children.... Full Story

Not enough is being done to prevent obesity, experts say
Date: 2010-05-04 22:41:31
Despite the fact that most experts agree that counseling an obese patient about his or her diet can make a serious difference in that person's eating habits, a recently released survey says that few doctors take this step. ... Full Story

Brown rice may help prevent heart disease
Date: 2010-05-03 18:14:28
Brown rice is already known to be a healthy food source of fiber and B vitamins, but researchers from Temple University believe eating the rice might also produce better cholesterol tests, as they have found evidence that it may also help prevent heart disease. ... Full Story

Calcium tests may show who is at risk for heart disease
Date: 2010-04-29 21:48:53
A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association has found that, in addition to cholesterol and blood pressure testing, screening for arterial calcium levels may be advisable to patients who are concerned about their risk for developing heart disease.... Full Story

Experts: Heart disease is a bigger problem than thought
Date: 2010-04-29 13:54:13
Heart disease kills more Americans each year than any other condition, and a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that nearly half of all adults in the country have one of three conditions that can lead to cardiovascular disease. ... Full Story

Study: Fasting not necessary before cholesterol testing
Date: 2010-04-28 13:44:25
Cholesterol testing can play an important role in monitoring overall health, but for many people, the required fasting before the test can be difficult. ... Full Story

Anti-depressant drugs may help reduce risk of heart disease
Date: 2010-04-27 22:35:44
Depression can be a difficult disease to live with for many reasons, but the increased risk of heart disease associated with the condition can be the most deadly. But a new study has found that certain anti-depressant drugs, in addition to boosting mood, may also lower patients' risk of heart disease.... Full Story

Study: olive oil good for heart
Date: 2010-04-27 16:03:33
Foods cooked in olive oil are not only tasty, but new research is suggesting the so-called "Mediterranean diet" may also have heart health benefits and reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. ... Full Story

Study finds sugary diets lead to heart disease risk
Date: 2010-04-23 19:06:13
The dental implications of a sugary diet are well known, as is the associated weight gain. But a new study has found that eating too many sweets can also cause major harm to a person's heart. ... Full Story

Overweight, inactive children at greater risk of developing stiff arteries
Date: 2010-04-12 19:34:36
Children with poor endurance and high levels of body fat are at a significantly increased risk of having stiff arteries and atherosclerosis – a condition common to adults in which blood vessels become clogged. ... Full Story

Study: Obese mothers at increased risk of giving birth to babies with heart defects
Date: 2010-04-09 21:50:08
According to a new study published in the April issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, obese pregnant women are at a greater risk of giving birth to a child with a congenital heart defect than are those of a healthy weight. ... Full Story

Flaxseed consumption linked to lower cholesterol levels in men
Date: 2010-03-31 19:26:20
Older men who suffer from high cholesterol and who are not interested in traditional medication received good news on Tuesday. According to a new study Iowa State University's Nutrition and Wellness Research Center, men may be able to moderately reduce their cholesterol by adding small daily amounts of flaxseed to their breakfast. ... Full Story

Dark chocolate consumption linked to lower risk of heart attack, stroke
Date: 2010-03-31 19:24:37
Just in time for Easter, a new study has found that consuming small quantities of dark chocolate can help reduce heart disease risk and lower blood pressure. ... Full Story

Substituting saturated fats with polyunsaturated fats may reduce heart disease risk
Date: 2010-03-23 17:50:48
A recent study by the Harvard School of Public Health provides the first definitive evidence that replacing saturated fats with polyunsaturated fats may decrease one's risk of heart disease. ... Full Story

Plavix reduces risk of death in certain heart failure patients
Date: 2010-03-23 17:34:04
The blood-thinning drug known as Plavix is capable of moderately reducing the mortality rate of heart failure patients who have a heart attack but do not undergo an angioplasty, which is a procedure to open blocked arteries, a recent European study has found. ... Full Story

Mild hypoglycemia linked to mortality rate in critically ill patients
Date: 2010-03-22 18:06:58
A comprehensive global study involving medical centers from New Zealand, Australia and Japan has found that mild to moderate hypoglycemia, or low blood pressure, may increase the mortality rate in critically ill patients.... Full Story

Blood test combined with risk factor assessment accurately determines heart disease risk
Date: 2010-03-15 16:29:12
U.S. researchers have reportedly developed a more accurate measurement tool to determine a patient's risk of coronary heart disease, according to a new study. ... Full Story

Plaque on abdominal CT scan linked to increased risk of heart disease
Date: 2010-03-15 16:27:19
Results of a new study suggest that the existence of plaque on an abdominal CT scan is linked to an increased risk of coronary heart disease and mortality. ... Full Story

Fatigue in dialysis patients linked to increased risk of cardiovascular eve
Date: 2010-02-26 00:24:04
According to a recent study, high test scores on a new fatigue rating scale may predict an increased risk of cardiovascular disease in dialysis patients. ... Full Story

New CT scan may help reduce excess radiation
Date: 2010-02-24 00:39:34
A newly developed computerized tomography (CT) technique may be capable of significantly reducing a patient's exposure to excess radiation compared to standard helical CT scanning, a recent study has found. ... Full Story

Low potassium levels in heart failure patients with chronic kidney disease
Date: 2010-02-23 18:43:32
A recent study conducted by investigators from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) has found that patients with heart failure and chronic kidney disease (CKD) who have low potassium levels are at an increased risk of hospitalization or death. ... Full Story

Maternal obesity linked to inflammation disorders in offspring
Date: 2010-02-15 18:19:12
A new study has found that obesity in mothers can cause cellular programming capable of predisposing offspring to inflammation-related disorders, including Alzheimer's disease, stroke, diabetes and heart disease. The findings were consistent regardless of whether or not the children in the study were obese themselves. ... Full Story

Simple chest pain test can help ER doctors safely discharge patients
Date: 2010-02-11 19:00:44
A recent study has found that a simple, inexpensive test may help doctors determine whether it is safe to discharge a patient who has been admitted to an emergency room with chest pains. ... Full Story

CT scan the most accurate non-invasive test for heart disease, study conclu
Date: 2010-02-02 19:02:05
German researchers have recently conducted a study which suggests that a computed tomography (CT) scan is a more accurate non-invasive test than a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan in diagnosing coronary artery disease. ... Full Story

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