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Almonds may lower cholesterol   Almonds may lower cholesterol
Date: 2010-12-30 08:56:20
Almonds have recently been touted for their ability to reduce diabetes risk. However, studies have shown that they may also benefit individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results.... Full Story

Cholesterol medication no substitute for lifestyle changes   Cholesterol medication no substitute for lifestyle changes
Date: 2010-12-29 08:47:15
Advances in medications have made it easier than ever for individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results to control their condition and enjoy a high quality of life. However, some medical professionals warn that over reliance on these medications may cause many patients to remain less healthy than they could be.... Full Story

Many obese children go untested for deadly complications   Many obese children go untested for deadly complications
Date: 2010-12-28 08:57:38
Few obese children receive regular diabetes, liver or cholesterol testing, according to a new study published in the journal Obesity.... Full Story

Fried fish may increase stroke risk  Fried fish may increase stroke risk
Date: 2010-12-27 08:54:13
Individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results may want to avoid eating fried fish. A new study has found that the food may dramatically increase the risk of stroke.... Full Story

Statins may not affect all aspects of cholesterol-related heart risk   Statins may not affect all aspects of cholesterol-related heart risk
Date: 2010-12-22 08:45:13
While statin medications can dramatically reduce unhealthy cholesterol, individuals taking them may still benefit from cholesterol testing. A new study has found that, while they may improve LDL levels, they are ineffective at raising HDL levels.... Full Story

High HDL may lower Alzheimer's risk   High HDL may lower Alzheimer's risk
Date: 2010-12-21 09:01:26
Cholesterol testing may be important for more than just assessing heart risk. A new study has found that high levels of HDL, or good, cholesterol may be associated with a decreased risk of Alzheimer's disease.... Full Story

Following existing dietary recommendations could drastically cut cardiovascular deaths   Following existing dietary recommendations could drastically cut cardiovascular deaths
Date: 2010-12-20 13:23:20
Sticking to governmental dietary recommendations may benefit individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results. As many as 33,000 lives could be saved in the UK each year by simply following guidelines for a healthy diet.... Full Story

Intervention programs help obese diabetics reduce their heart risk   Intervention programs help obese diabetics reduce their heart risk
Date: 2010-12-20 13:19:41
C-reactive protein test results often reveal high levels of inflammation among obese individuals with diabetes. This may increase their risk of developing a range of cardiovascular problems.... Full Story

Heart disease mortality rate drops, but number of patients grows  Heart disease mortality rate drops, but number of patients grows
Date: 2010-12-17 09:05:14
Improvements in cholesterol testing and other measures of heart health have allowed doctors to discover problems sooner. However, a growing number of individuals appear to be suffering from cardiovascular problems, according to a new report from the American Heart Association.... Full Story

Unhealthy cholesterol levels may contribute to development of Alzheimer's disease   Unhealthy cholesterol levels may contribute to development of Alzheimer's disease
Date: 2010-12-16 15:44:13
Cholesterol testing may not only predict an individual's risk of heart disease, according to a new study from Columbia University researchers, it may also indicate the risk of Alzheimer's disease.... Full Story

Blood test may spot previously undetected heart problems   Blood test may spot previously undetected heart problems
Date: 2010-12-09 09:38:40
Some individuals who have potentially disastrous heart conditions may show few symptoms. For that reason, a team of researchers from the UT Southwestern Medical Center looked into how simple blood tests may be able to diagnose the conditions.... Full Story

Osteoporosis and heart disease may have similar causes  Osteoporosis and heart disease may have similar causes
Date: 2010-12-06 13:40:50
Individuals who have been diagnosed with osteoporosis may want to have their cholesterol tested as well. According to a new study from Norwegian researchers, these individuals are much more likely to develop cardiovascular disease.... Full Story

Common sleep problems may increase risk of metabolic syndrome
Date: 2010-12-03 09:04:08
Individuals who have difficulty falling asleep or snore loudly during the night may benefit from cholesterol testing. A new study has found that these individuals are significantly more likely to develop metabolic syndrome, a collection of symptoms that includes high cholesterol.... Full Story

Experts recommend extended heart testing for African Americans   Experts recommend extended heart testing for African Americans
Date: 2010-12-01 10:57:44
African Americans are generally at a higher risk for developing cardiovascular problems than the rest of the population. Cholesterol testing may help diagnose these heart health problems, however, some experts say that further testing could be required.... Full Story

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