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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

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