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Red yeast supplements may not provide much cholesterol support 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   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  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  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   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   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  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   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  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   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   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   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   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

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