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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

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