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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

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