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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

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