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Treating sleep apnea may improve symptoms of metabolic syndrome
Date: 2011-12-23 09:37:52
Treating sleep apnea in men may help them improve their cholesterol test scores, as well as improve a number of other indicators of heart health, according to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.... Full Story

Changes in heart rate may predict cardiovascular problems  Changes in heart rate may predict cardiovascular problems
Date: 2011-12-21 16:59:58
Many people develop cardiovascular disease, even if they have few generally recognized heart health risk factors like unhealthy cholesterol test results. This can make it difficult for doctors to diagnose the condition while it is still in its treatable early stages.... Full Story

Some remain unconvinced of cholesterol testing's benefit to children   Some remain unconvinced of cholesterol testing's benefit to children
Date: 2011-12-19 17:06:52
The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute recently issued a recommendation suggesting that all children be given cholesterol testing by age 11. The proposal was signed on to by the American Academy for Pediatrics, as well. But not everyone is convinced of the benefits of this approach.... Full Story

Americans' heart health is in bad shape, report states   Americans' heart health is in bad shape, report states
Date: 2011-12-16 17:13:16
Most Americans may be at risk for receiving unhealthy cholesterol test results or other measures of poor heart health, according to a new report published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.... Full Story

Beef can play role in cholesterol-lowering diet   Beef can play role in cholesterol-lowering diet
Date: 2011-12-15 16:44:43
Many people who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results believe that they should do all they can to stay away from red meat. But new research suggests that this may not actually be necessary.... Full Story

Researchers find new benefit to cholesterol drugs   Researchers find new benefit to cholesterol drugs
Date: 2011-12-14 16:51:28
For individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol tests, statin medications may significantly reduce their risk of suffering a heart attack. It has long been known that these medications lower cholesterol levels to healthier points, but now new research explains how they may also prevent the accumulation of fat in the arteries.... Full Story

Shift workers may have unhealthy cholesterol test scores   Shift workers may have unhealthy cholesterol test scores
Date: 2011-12-13 16:49:49
Female shift workers may be significantly more likely to receive unhealthy cholesterol test results, according to a new study presented at the Canadian Cardiovascular Conference.... Full Story

New finding could lead to more effective cholesterol drugs   New finding could lead to more effective cholesterol drugs
Date: 2011-12-08 16:56:21
Cholesterol-lowering statin medications have been a powerful tool for helping people improve their heart health, but a team of researchers is reporting that it may soon be possible to develop a new, more effective drug.... Full Story

Researchers make discovery that could lead to more effective cholesterol treatments  Researchers make discovery that could lead to more effective cholesterol treatments
Date: 2011-12-07 16:51:27
A team of scientists has discovered a possible method for preventing the hardened arteries associated with high cholesterol levels. They believe their finding could lead to the development of new drugs to prevent atherosclerosis, which could come as welcome news to individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results.... Full Story

Researchers find genetic variants associated with high homocysteine levels   Researchers find genetic variants associated with high homocysteine levels
Date: 2011-12-06 16:46:30
High homocysteine test results may reveal that individual is at a higher risk for suffering a heart attack, and now a new study has found that a set of genetic variations may contribute to higher levels of the amino acid.... Full Story

Eating fish linked to lower risk of heart disease Eating fish linked to lower risk of heart disease
Date: 2011-12-06 16:45:08
Individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results may benefit from getting a little more fish in their diet, as a new study has shown that the omega-3s found in the food may help protect the heart from disease.... Full Story

Lacking primary care, patients are unlikely to know about cholesterol problems   Lacking primary care, patients are unlikely to know about cholesterol problems
Date: 2011-12-05 16:35:51
Individuals who do not have a primary care doctor are significantly less likely to receive cholesterol testing and to know about chronic health problems, according to a new study conducted by researchers from Morehouse School of Medicine.... Full Story

Low HDL cholesterol may not be linked to heart attack risk   Low HDL cholesterol may not be linked to heart attack risk
Date: 2011-12-02 16:48:26
It is generally considered that cholesterol testing that reveals levels of both harmful LDL and beneficial HDL is critical to gauging a person's overall cardiovascular condition. However, a new study is questioning the importance of HDL levels.... Full Story

FDA clears new generic statin   FDA clears new generic statin
Date: 2011-12-02 16:45:37
Individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol tests will soon have a new option for treating their cardiovascular condition, as the FDA recently approved a new generic version of a popular cholesterol-lowering statin medication.... Full Story

New study finds sugar-sweetened beverages increase cardiovascular risk   New study finds sugar-sweetened beverages increase cardiovascular risk
Date: 2011-12-01 16:09:55
Individuals who drink excessive amounts of sugar-sweetened beverages - such as soda, juice or sports drinks - may benefit from seeking cholesterol testing, as a new study has connected the drinks to an increased cardiovascular risk.... Full Story

Researchers develop new cholesterol medication   Researchers develop new cholesterol medication
Date: 2011-11-30 14:46:07
Individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results may soon have a new treatment available, as a team of researchers recently announced promising results from a new study.... Full Story

Holiday overeating can spell trouble for heart health   Holiday overeating can spell trouble for heart health
Date: 2011-11-28 16:27:31
The holiday season is known as being a time for indulging in tasty foods. But one expert is warning individuals that if they don't give some consideration to what they eat, they may soon receive unhealthy cholesterol test results.... Full Story

Anti-epileptic drugs linked to higher homocysteine levels Anti-epileptic drugs linked to higher homocysteine levels
Date: 2011-11-28 16:24:32
Individuals who have been taking antiepileptic drugs for many years may benefit from homocysteine testing, as new research suggests that the medications may cause disruptions in this key marker of cardiovascular risk.... Full Story

Individuals are urged to watch their heart health this holiday season   Individuals are urged to watch their heart health this holiday season
Date: 2011-11-23 16:17:07
For individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol tests, the holidays can be a serious challenge. Many Thanksgiving favorites come packed with cholesterol and sodium and may jeopardize a person's cardiovascular health if they already have risk factors for heart disease.... Full Story

Agency recommends cholesterol testing for overweight children   Agency recommends cholesterol testing for overweight children
Date: 2011-11-18 16:50:59
Childhood obesity rates are higher now than at any point in history, and this is taking a major toll on the heart health of millions of young people. Because of this, a national agency is now recommending that more parents talk to their child's pediatrician about cholesterol testing.... Full Story

Niacin shown to be ineffective at reducing risk of heart attack or stroke   Niacin shown to be ineffective at reducing risk of heart attack or stroke
Date: 2011-11-17 16:47:25
Many people who receive unhealthy cholesterol tests are advised to begin taking niacin supplements. Evidence has shown that people with higher levels of the nutrient tend to have better heart health. However, a new study questions the utility of this nutrient for supporting healthy cholesterol levels.... Full Story

Researchers find benefits to new cholesterol drug  Researchers find benefits to new cholesterol drug
Date: 2011-11-16 16:38:13
Those who have received unhealthy cholesterol tests likely know that their levels of LDL, or bad cholesterol, are just as important as their HDL, or good cholesterol levels. While there are numerous medications available to lower LDL, developing a drug to raise HDL has proven more difficult.... Full Story

Two leading statin drugs proven affective at managing heart health   Two leading statin drugs proven affective at managing heart health
Date: 2011-11-15 16:52:21
A new study indicates that the two most commonly prescribed types of statin medications are equally as effective at improving the heart health of individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol tests.... Full Story

Depression may increase risk of cardiovascular death   Depression may increase risk of cardiovascular death
Date: 2011-11-14 16:31:09
Young people who have experienced symptoms of depression may benefit from cholesterol testing, as new research indicates that these individuals are significantly more likely to suffer from cardiovascular complications.... Full Story

Researchers find mixed benefit from low-sodium diets Researchers find mixed benefit from low-sodium diets
Date: 2011-11-10 16:46:54
Individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results may think that cutting back on the sodium in their diet may be a good idea, as higher levels of salt have been tied to an increased risk of heart disease. However, new research indicates that low-sodium diets may actually increase cholesterol levels.... Full Story

New study links higher fiber intake to healthier cholesterol levels among teens   New study links higher fiber intake to healthier cholesterol levels among teens
Date: 2011-11-09 15:12:07
For teenagers who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results, simply consuming more fiber on a daily basis may help them reduce their blood lipids to normal levels again, according to a new report.... Full Story

Statin medications may complicate asthma control   Statin medications may complicate asthma control
Date: 2011-11-07 16:49:34
Following unhealthy cholesterol test results, many individuals begin taking statin medications. But new research suggests that these drugs may worsen the health of individuals with asthma.... Full Story

Physical reveals President Obama has high cholesterol   Physical reveals President Obama has high cholesterol
Date: 2011-11-04 15:56:20
Individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results are not alone. A new report has come out indicating that even President Barack Obama has less than ideal cholesterol.... Full Story

Drug company to push for the over-the-counter cholesterol medication   Drug company to push for the over-the-counter cholesterol medication
Date: 2011-11-03 15:51:46
Individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results may soon have a new option for treating the condition. News reports indicate that Pfizer, the pharmaceutical giant that produces the cholesterol-lowering drug Lipitor, will soon move to make the medication available over the counter.... Full Story

Dietary changes may help young people improve cardiovascular health   Dietary changes may help young people improve cardiovascular health
Date: 2011-11-01 15:57:47
A healthy diet may help young people improve their cholesterol test results later in life, according to a new study out of the Fox Chase Cancer Center.... Full Story

Impoverished upbringing can lead to cardiovascular risk factors   Impoverished upbringing can lead to cardiovascular risk factors
Date: 2011-10-31 15:53:49
Individuals who had an underprivileged upbringing may benefit from cholesterol testing, as new research suggests that this can have a negative long-term impact on an individual's heart health.... Full Story

Researchers develop blood test to test for heart disease risk in smokers  Researchers develop blood test to test for heart disease risk in smokers
Date: 2011-10-26 15:36:11
A simple blood test may be capable of identifying smokers who are at the greatest risk of developing heart disease, according to a new study published in the journal Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology.... Full Story

Symptoms of insomnia may increase heart attack risk
Date: 2011-10-25 15:54:56
Individuals who experience difficulty sleeping at night may benefit from talking to their doctor about cholesterol testing. New research has shown that insomniacs are significantly more likely to suffer a heart attack.... Full Story

Cardiac rehab programs help patients with heart disease reduce cardiovascular risk   Cardiac rehab programs help patients with heart disease reduce cardiovascular risk
Date: 2011-10-24 16:01:35
For individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results that indicate they have heart disease, a cardiac rehabilitation program may help them reduce their risk of suffering a heart attack, according to a new study.... Full Story

Findings could lead to the development of new cholesterol medications   Findings could lead to the development of new cholesterol medications
Date: 2011-10-21 15:42:04
New medications may soon be on the way to help individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol tests get their lipids back under control. A recent study showed that cholesterol is largely regulated by genetic pieces, which it may be possible to manipulate.... Full Story

Testing for biomarker could improve cardiovascular care   Testing for biomarker could improve cardiovascular care
Date: 2011-10-19 08:21:00
A team of researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital is recommending that in addition to standard cholesterol testing, doctors should screen patients at risk for heart health complications for another biomarker that is associated with heart attacks, strokes and cardiovascular events.... Full Story

MRIs may be useful in tracking efficacy of cholesterol medications   MRIs may be useful in tracking efficacy of cholesterol medications
Date: 2011-10-18 16:00:39
Following an unhealthy cholesterol test, individuals are often prescribed statin medications. However, doctors often have little evidence to tell them if these drugs are actually reducing the patient's risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke. New evidence suggests that MRI scans may address this problem.... Full Story

Gut bacteria may influence effectiveness of cholesterol medications   Gut bacteria may influence effectiveness of cholesterol medications
Date: 2011-10-14 16:08:58
Statin medications are the most common prescription for individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results. These drugs helped millions of people improve their heart health by bringing their cholesterol into normal ranges. However, they are not effective for everyone.... Full Story

Low medication adherence may cost U.S. billions   Low medication adherence may cost U.S. billions
Date: 2011-10-13 16:11:48
Following unhealthy cholesterol test results, individuals are often advised to take statin medications. However, experts say that many people fail to follow through on this advice, which may cost the healthcare industry billions of dollars each year and contribute to the death and poor health of millions of people.... Full Story

Cholesterol may not be the primary cause of heart attacks, expert says   Cholesterol may not be the primary cause of heart attacks, expert says
Date: 2011-10-11 15:56:04
Many individuals who suffer heart attacks have had unhealthy cholesterol tests. However, experts say that high cholesterol, in and of itself, is not necessarily the cause of cardiovascular events. Addressing the real cause may be key to preventing heart attacks in the future.... Full Story

Researchers develop blood test to predict Alzheimer's progression   Researchers develop blood test to predict Alzheimer's progression
Date: 2011-10-10 16:01:54
A blood test for certain fats may predict how rapidly the condition of Alzheimer's patients is likely to progress, according to a new study. The findings could help medical professionals know which patients need the most immediate intervention.... Full Story

More good cholesterol may lead to lower heart risk for diabetics   More good cholesterol may lead to lower heart risk for diabetics
Date: 2011-10-07 15:57:30
Cholesterol testing may be able to predict the future risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke in individuals with diabetes, as a new study has found that higher levels of HDL or "good" cholesterol may be associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular complications.... Full Story

Stroke risk dangerously high in smokers, study finds   Stroke risk dangerously high in smokers, study finds
Date: 2011-10-04 16:19:31
Cholesterol testing may be an important part of health screenings for smokers. new research indicates that these individuals are significantly more likely to suffer a stroke due to clogged arteries.... Full Story

Common pain relievers may contribute to cardiovascular risks   Common pain relievers may contribute to cardiovascular risks
Date: 2011-09-29 08:17:39
Individuals who are taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, also known as NSAIDs, may benefit from talking to their doctor about cholesterol testing, as new research suggests the drugs may contribute to cardiovascular complications.... Full Story

Researchers find evidence of low-level heart attacks in women with no risk factors   Researchers find evidence of low-level heart attacks in women with no risk factors
Date: 2011-09-28 08:41:58
It may be possible for a woman to experience a heart attack, even in the absence of traditional risk factors like unhealthy cholesterol test results, according to a new study. The researchers said it may be important to thoroughly test all individuals they suspect of having suffered a cardiovascular event.... Full Story

COPD increases risk of heart disease, study finds  COPD increases risk of heart disease, study finds
Date: 2011-09-27 08:46:37
Individuals who suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, may benefit from talking to their doctor about cholesterol testing. A new study indicates that patients with the chronic lung condition are significantly more likely to also develop heart disease.... Full Story

Five genetic variations may increase cardiovascular risk   Five genetic variations may increase cardiovascular risk
Date: 2011-09-26 08:10:44
Cholesterol testing is one of the most important tools for assessing an individual's risk of developing cardiovascular disease and experiencing a heart attack. However, it may soon become possible for medical professionals test patients' DNA to check for heart risks.... Full Story

Liposuction may lead to healthier cholesterol levels   Liposuction may lead to healthier cholesterol levels
Date: 2011-09-23 08:05:42
Liposuction may have more than just cosmetic benefits, as a new study has found that the procedure may improve individual's cholesterol test scores. The findings suggest that the procedure may have some value for patients who have dangerously high cholesterol levels.... Full Story

Health advocates urge cholesterol testing during National Education Month   Health advocates urge cholesterol testing during National Education Month
Date: 2011-09-19 08:11:03
Groups are currently urging individuals to seek cholesterol testing, as September marks National Cholesterol Education Month. Aside from setting out to educate the public about this important cardiovascular hazard, health agencies are trying to spread the word about the importance of screening.... Full Story

Patients who follow doctors’ advice have better health outcomes, study finds  Patients who follow doctors’ advice have better health outcomes, study finds
Date: 2011-09-16 08:00:23
In a recent study, blood testing confirmed that individuals with a common heart condition who followed their doctor’s advice for self-care were at a significantly lower risk of experiencing a heart attack or stroke.... Full Story

Researchers find many people lack access to cholesterol-lowering medications   Researchers find many people lack access to cholesterol-lowering medications
Date: 2011-09-16 07:59:25
When an individual receives unhealthy cholesterol test results, there are many things they can do to improve their heart health. These include starting an aspirin regimen and talking to their doctor about statin and blood pressure medications. However, a new study finds that many individuals around the world do not have access to these common therapies.... Full Story

Healthy lifestyle shown to limit heart failure risk   Healthy lifestyle shown to limit heart failure risk
Date: 2011-09-14 16:04:22
Blood testing shows that individuals who lead healthy lifestyles that include a nutritious diet, plenty of exercise and avoidance of tobacco are much less likely to develop a common and potentially serious cardiovascular complication, according to a new study published in the journal Circulation.... Full Story

Common cholesterol therapy may not be as effective as thought   Common cholesterol therapy may not be as effective as thought
Date: 2011-09-14 16:02:25
For individuals who receive unhealthy cholesterol test results, a prescription for a statin medication and ezetimibe is common. However, a team of German researchers is now questioning the benefits of this treatment approach.... Full Story

High cholesterol may contribute to Alzheimer's risk   High cholesterol may contribute to Alzheimer's risk
Date: 2011-09-14 08:07:21
Aside from affecting one's cardiovascular fitness, unhealthy cholesterol test results may put an individual at a higher risk for developing Alzheimer's disease later in life, according to a new study.... Full Story

Aspirin may increase bleeding risk, even in low doses   Aspirin may increase bleeding risk, even in low doses
Date: 2011-09-13 08:18:27
Many patients who have received unhealthy cholesterol tests are advised to take aspirin. This treatment works by thinning the blood, thereby lowering the risk of a blockage in the arteries that result in a heart attack or stroke. However, new research suggests that even low doses of the medication may result in gastrointestinal bleeding.... Full Story

Heart health effects of alcohol depend on how it is consumed   Heart health effects of alcohol depend on how it is consumed
Date: 2011-09-08 16:13:10
Individuals who consume seven or more alcoholic drinks one to two nights per week may benefit from talking to their doctor about cholesterol testing, as a new study has shown that this pattern of drinking may lead to heart health problems.... Full Story

Computer-based dietary intervention programs may not change people's habits   Computer-based dietary intervention programs may not change people's habits
Date: 2011-09-07 16:05:01
People who have received unhealthy cholesterol tests are increasingly turning to online sources for information about their condition. In particular, many people are looking for dietary advice. However, a new study suggests that online dieting programs may do little to help individuals control their cholesterol.... Full Story

Study: Menopause not associated with women’s heart disease risk   Study: Menopause not associated with women’s heart disease risk
Date: 2011-09-06 16:29:19
Cholesterol testing often shows that older women are at risk for a heart attack or stroke, but what is the cause of this correlation? A new study from a team of Johns Hopkins University researchers suggests that menopause has nothing to do with the link.... Full Story

Strokes on the rise among young people   Strokes on the rise among young people
Date: 2011-09-01 16:00:41
The number of young people who experience a stroke is rising at an alarming rate, according to a new study out of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The finding suggests that individuals should consider cholesterol testing during early adulthood, as unhealthy lipid levels are among the leading causes of strokes.... Full Story

European cardiovascular groups issue new cholesterol treatment guidelines   European cardiovascular groups issue new cholesterol treatment guidelines
Date: 2011-08-29 15:53:46
Doctors should make efforts to address every aspect of the lifestyle of patients who receive unhealthy cholesterol tests, according to a new set of guidelines from a group of European cardiovascular experts.... Full Story

Most patients readily change their diets after receiving unhealthy cholesterol test results   Most patients readily change their diets after receiving unhealthy cholesterol test results
Date: 2011-08-26 16:22:27
When a person receives an unhealthy cholesterol test, it is often necessary for them to make certain lifestyle changes to improve their health. New evidence suggests that many patients may not need much prodding to make these changes.... Full Story

Cholesterol-fighting foods more effective than low-fat diet at supporting heart health   Cholesterol-fighting foods more effective than low-fat diet at supporting heart health
Date: 2011-08-24 15:41:44
For people who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results, eating a diet that is rich in proven cholesterol-fighting foods like nuts and soy may be more effective at improving heart health than simply restricting saturated fat intake, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.... Full Story

Researchers urge caution when using statins to control stroke risk   Researchers urge caution when using statins to control stroke risk
Date: 2011-08-22 16:00:37
For individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results, statin medications may be an effective tool for controlling their risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke. However, a new paper published in the journal Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics points out that these medications may not be appropriate for everyone at risk of suffering a cardiovascular event.... Full Story

Coronary calcium deposits may predict heart attack risk   Coronary calcium deposits may predict heart attack risk
Date: 2011-08-19 15:44:31
Some individuals may be at risk for heart attacks, even after receiving normal cholesterol test results. Statin medications may help these patients, but identifying them can be difficult.... Full Story

Being overweight may not necessarily be bad for health   Being overweight may not necessarily be bad for health
Date: 2011-08-18 15:51:37
Overweight individuals are often warned to seek cholesterol testing for fears that they may be at risk for heart attack or other adverse events. However, a new study out of York University suggests that obese people may be just as healthy on the whole as their slimmer peers.... Full Story

Expert says increasing availability of statins may not be such a good idea   Expert says increasing availability of statins may not be such a good idea
Date: 2011-08-17 08:08:25
For individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol tests, statin medications are one of the primary treatments for the dangerous cardiovascular condition. Now, some drug companies are trying to make over-the-counter statins available, but some advocacy groups are pushing back against this idea.... Full Story

Inflammation may be behind arthritis and heart disease   Inflammation may be behind arthritis and heart disease
Date: 2011-08-16 08:05:27
Individuals who suffer from arthritis may benefit from cholesterol testing to check on the condition of their heart. A new study published in the journal Arthritis Research and Therapy indicates that joint pain and cardiovascular complications may be closely related.... Full Story

New paper questions efficacy of common heart attack treatment   New paper questions efficacy of common heart attack treatment
Date: 2011-08-11 15:54:49
It is widely believed that diabetic patients who have received unhealthy cholesterol tests should be started on a combination of medications that includes statins and fibrates. This is thought to reduce the risk of heart attack among this high-risk group.... Full Story

Cholesterol pills may soon become available over the counter  Cholesterol pills may soon become available over the counter
Date: 2011-08-05 15:31:02
Following an unhealthy cholesterol test, many people are given prescriptions for lipid-lowering medications. However, it may soon become easier for individuals to get their hands on these pharmaceuticals.... Full Story

Many with high cholesterol don’t take their medications   Many with high cholesterol don’t take their medications
Date: 2011-08-04 15:49:11
Unhealthy cholesterol test results can put a person at risk for a number of serious health problems, including heart attack and stroke. However, these patients often have low adherence to their prescribed treatments. Experts say that it is important to follow the advice of doctors when heart health is at stake.... Full Story

Adverse childhood may increase risk of heart disease   Adverse childhood may increase risk of heart disease
Date: 2011-08-03 15:34:57
A difficult childhood in which conflict with parents was common may increase a person's chances of receiving an unhealthy cholesterol test or developing other risk factors for heart disease later in life, according to a new study from a team of Brown University researchers.... Full Story

Statins useful in treating younger stroke victims   Statins useful in treating younger stroke victims
Date: 2011-08-02 15:31:10
Despite receiving normal cholesterol test results, some younger adults and teenagers experience potentially dangerous strokes. New research suggests that starting younger stroke victims on cholesterol-lowering medications - even when lipid blood tests are normal - may help prevent a second neurovascular event.... Full Story

Children may not need to fast prior to cholesterol tests   Children may not need to fast prior to cholesterol tests
Date: 2011-08-01 15:16:34
Thanks in part to the rising rates of obesity among children, more young people than ever are being sent for cholesterol testing. Yet, unlike many adults who go for the procedure, children may not need to fast prior, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatrics.... Full Story

Fructose consumption tied to high cholesterol   Fructose consumption tied to high cholesterol
Date: 2011-07-28 15:01:10
Individuals who consume too much high-fructose corn syrup may be more likely to receive unhealthy cholesterol test results, according to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.... Full Story

Cholesterol patients who use mail-order pharmacies have better treatment outcomes   Cholesterol patients who use mail-order pharmacies have better treatment outcomes
Date: 2011-07-25 14:52:50
For individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results, filling their prescription through a mail-order pharmacy may lead to better treatment results, suggests a new study from Kaiser Permanente researchers.... Full Story

Expert calls for enhanced social safety net to reduce childhood obesity   Expert calls for enhanced social safety net to reduce childhood obesity
Date: 2011-07-21 14:43:17
As the obesity epidemic continues to rage, it is beginning to spread to children, with disastrous consequences for youg people's heart health. While it was once unthinkable, many children are now beginning to receive unhealthy cholesterol test results. However, one expert says there are things public health agencies can do to prevent these problems.... Full Story

Prescription for popular cholesterol medication fall off amid efficacy concerns   Prescription for popular cholesterol medication fall off amid efficacy concerns
Date: 2011-07-20 14:15:09
Despite the fact that many people continue to receive unhealthy cholesterol test results, fewer doctors are prescribing a particular medication to raise levels of HDL cholesterol, which is known to have beneficial effects, in the wake of a recent study that questioned the benefits of the drug.... Full Story

Lifestyle factors may contribute to half of all new Alzheimer's disease cases   Lifestyle factors may contribute to half of all new Alzheimer's disease cases
Date: 2011-07-19 15:16:40
By improving cholesterol test scores and other modifiable lifestyle factors, a team of researchers says it may be possible to prevent up to half of all new cases of Alzheimer's disease.... Full Story

Studies link sugar to unhealthy cholesterol test scores   Studies link sugar to unhealthy cholesterol test scores
Date: 2011-07-15 14:53:35
There is a well-established link between excessive sugar consumption and conditions like obesity and diabetes. However, experts are beginning to warn that too much sweetened food may also lead to unhealthy cholesterol test scores.... Full Story

Expert discusses natural alternatives for lowering cholesterol   Expert discusses natural alternatives for lowering cholesterol
Date: 2011-07-08 15:05:45
Following unhealthy cholesterol test results, many people are prescribed statin medications. While these drugs are generally a safe and effective way to lower cholesterol levels, they may result in side effects in some people. However, experts say that there are natural ways a person can keep their blood lipids in check without worrying about side effects.... Full Story

Green tea shown to lower cholesterol  Green tea shown to lower cholesterol
Date: 2011-07-07 15:36:30
A cup of green tea may be just what the doctor ordered for individuals who are looking to improve their cholesterol test scores. A new study has found that the beverage lowers levels of dangerous LDL cholesterol while supporting healthy levels of beneficial HDL cholesterol.... Full Story

Men with little body fat may still be at risk for heart disease and diabetes   Men with little body fat may still be at risk for heart disease and diabetes
Date: 2011-07-06 15:04:43
Being thin may not always lead to healthier cholesterol test scores. A new study from the Harvard Medical School found that a particular genetic mutation may lead to a smaller waistline but an increased risk of developing heart disease and diabetes.... Full Story

Positive attitude may support heart health   Positive attitude may support heart health
Date: 2011-07-05 16:16:33
Individuals who feel satisfied with their daily lives may be less likely to receive unhealthy cholesterol test results. A new study published in the European Heart Journal has shown that happy and satisfied individuals tend to have healthier hearts than negative people.... Full Story

Smoking during pregnancy jeopardizes cholesterol levels of offspring   Smoking during pregnancy jeopardizes cholesterol levels of offspring
Date: 2011-06-24 15:44:49
Individuals whose mothers smoked cigarettes while they were pregnant may benefit from cholesterol testing, as a new study has found that smoking during pregnancy decreases levels of a beneficial type of cholesterol known as HDL in children.... Full Story

Intensive statin therapy may increase diabetes risk  Intensive statin therapy may increase diabetes risk
Date: 2011-06-22 15:44:00
Following unhealthy cholesterol test results, many individuals are prescribed statin medications by their doctors. However, a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Assoction found that higher doses of these medications may actually increase a patient's risk of developing diabetes.... Full Story

Obesity doesn’t always mean poor heart health   Obesity doesn’t always mean poor heart health
Date: 2011-06-17 15:39:07
It is well known that obese individuals are more likely to develop heart disease. However, they may not be as likely to receive unhealthy cholesterol results as once thought, according to a new study out of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.... Full Story

What’s the deal with cholesterol?   What’s the deal with cholesterol?
Date: 2011-06-16 15:54:53
Many people often hear the advice that they should seek cholesterol testing and take steps to reduce their levels. However, how many people actually know what cholesterol is? Furthermore, how many can explain why staying on top of cholesterol levels is important?... Full Story

Statin medications shown to have little impact on immediate heart risk   Statin medications shown to have little impact on immediate heart risk
Date: 2011-06-15 15:45:34
Statin medications have become a common treatment for individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results. However, the use of these drugs has also been growing among doctors treating individuals who are at eminent risk of a heart attack or who have just experienced such an event.... Full Story

FDA warns against high doses of cholesterol medication   FDA warns against high doses of cholesterol medication
Date: 2011-06-10 15:34:10
For many patients who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results, simvastatin - known by its brand name of Zocor - has helped them limit their risk of cardiovascular complications. However, the Food and Drug Administration is now warning patients that the drug may cause serious side effects when taken in high doses.... Full Story

Failure to take cholesterol medications may result in heavy economic toll   Failure to take cholesterol medications may result in heavy economic toll
Date: 2011-06-09 11:41:51
Many patients who receive unhealthy cholesterol test results are put on statin medications. While these drugs do an effective job of managing blood lipid levels, a startling number of individuals who are supposed to be taking them do not follow through with their prescribed treatment. A new study suggests that this may have major economic and public health consequences.... Full Story

Generic cholesterol-lowering medications may soon be available  Generic cholesterol-lowering medications may soon be available
Date: 2011-05-24 11:19:08
The majority of individuals who receive unhealthy cholesterol test results end up requiring statin medications to preserve their heart health. However, over a lifetime, the cost of taking these medications on a regular basis can add up to a high tab.... Full Story

Experts recommend cholesterol testing for children  Experts recommend cholesterol testing for children
Date: 2011-05-23 11:20:31
Cholesterol testing has come to be a major part of assessing the heart health of adults. But medical professionals are increasingly saying that the procedure should be provided to children who show certain warning signs of cardiovascular problems.... Full Story

Cholesterol-lowering medications may not reduce heart risk   Cholesterol-lowering medications may not reduce heart risk
Date: 2011-05-20 11:22:10
Millions of people who receive unhealthy cholesterol test results are prescribed a combination of statin medications and ezetimibe. However, a new study out of the University of Virginia Health System suggests that the latter drug may not provide any protection from the harmful effects of high cholesterol.... Full Story

Potatoes may be smart choice for those with high cholesterol   Potatoes may be smart choice for those with high cholesterol
Date: 2011-05-19 11:36:21
For individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol tests results, improving their heart health may be as simple as eating a few more potatoes each week.... Full Story

Selenium shown to lower cholesterol levels   Selenium shown to lower cholesterol levels
Date: 2011-05-18 11:32:26
Higher levels of the nutrient selenium may be linked to an improvement in cholesterol test results, according to a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.... Full Story

Intervention programs limit childhood obesity-related heart risk   Intervention programs limit childhood obesity-related heart risk
Date: 2011-05-17 11:22:53
As the obesity epidemic continues to rage in this country, children are increasingly falling victim to the problem. Doctors are reporting many unhealthy cholesterol test results in young people. However, intervention programs that teach children healthy lifestyle habits may have a major impact on their future cardiovascular health and help them to lose excess weight.... Full Story

Younger doctors are more likely to treat high cholesterol with drugs   Younger doctors are more likely to treat high cholesterol with drugs
Date: 2011-05-17 11:21:23
Following unhealthy cholesterol test results or other measures of poor heart health, a patient may be more likely to be prescribed medication rather than lifestyle changes like improving diet and exercise if they have a younger doctor, according to a new investigation published in the International Journal of Clinical Practice.... Full Story

Study shows connection between cholesterol, inflammation and insulin resistance   Study shows connection between cholesterol, inflammation and insulin resistance
Date: 2011-05-17 11:19:13
A new study published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry shows that stimulating the activity of a certain enzyme may lower cholesterol levels, limit inflammation and help improve the insulin test results of individuals with diabetes.... Full Story

Inactive youths may risk cardiovascular complications  Inactive youths may risk cardiovascular complications
Date: 2011-05-13 11:06:27
Cholesterol testing shows that even children as young as 9 years old can be at risk for cardiovascular complications, according to a new study from a group of European researchers.... Full Story

Statin medications lower cholesterol, but benefits may come at cost to sexual health   Statin medications lower cholesterol, but benefits may come at cost to sexual health
Date: 2011-05-12 11:37:48
For individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results, statin medication may be an important method for improving their health. The medicine has been shown to effectively bring down cholesterol levels in a safe manner. However, this does not mean that they are completely without risks.... Full Story

LDL cholesterol may serve some important functions  LDL cholesterol may serve some important functions
Date: 2011-05-06 11:17:00
Individuals who receive high cholesterol test results may not be in as poor health as previously thought. A new study from a team of Texas A&M researchers has found that LDL, or “bad,” cholesterol may actually play an important role in overall health.... Full Story

Combination of cholesterol and osteoporosis drugs improves heart health   Combination of cholesterol and osteoporosis drugs improves heart health
Date: 2011-05-02 15:13:08
Taking drugs for weak bones in addition to statin medications may help individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol results lower their blood lipids even further, according to a study published in the journal Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology.... Full Story

Air travel can take a toll on heart health   Air travel can take a toll on heart health
Date: 2011-04-28 11:42:37
Individuals who do a lot of business traveling may benefit from seeking cholesterol testing, as new research suggests that frequent fliers may have poorer heart health.... Full Story

Sitting for too long can take a toll on heart health Sitting for too long can take a toll on heart health
Date: 2011-04-26 11:15:57
Even individuals who get plenty of exercise and eat a healthy diet may benefit from cholesterol testing if their job forces them to spend a large percentage of their day sitting at a desk. Experts say that this type of sedentary work can contribute to poor heart health just as much as an overall unhealthy lifestyle.... Full Story

Many heart surgery patients do not stick to prescribed treatment   Many heart surgery patients do not stick to prescribed treatment
Date: 2011-04-25 12:29:19
Patients who have undergone surgery to remove cholesterol buildups from their arteries are less likely to stick to statin medication treatment plans than individuals with high cholesterol who have not had surgery, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Cardiology.... Full Story

Sytrinol may be natural alternative to cholesterol medications  Sytrinol may be natural alternative to cholesterol medications
Date: 2011-04-21 16:10:57
Given the fact that so many people in America have received unhealthy cholesterol test results, medications to address the problem are big business. These prescriptions are generally effective at improving cholesterol levels, but they can be expensive. However, there are other options for bringing cholesterol numbers back in line.... Full Story

Diet and exercise can make a big dent in triglycerides   Diet and exercise can make a big dent in triglycerides
Date: 2011-04-19 15:07:03
Eating food with healthier fats and getting plenty of exercise are the keys to improving cholesterol test results, particularly when it comes to triglycerides, according to a new statement from the American Heart Association.... Full Story

Eggs may not be as bad for the heart as previously thought   Eggs may not be as bad for the heart as previously thought
Date: 2011-04-18 14:37:26
Many people who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results have been warned by their doctors not to eat eggs. However, this advice may be inaccurate, as experts say that the type of cholesterol found in the produce may not be harmful to heart health.... Full Story

Lowering cholesterol reduces Alzheimer's risk   Lowering cholesterol reduces Alzheimer's risk
Date: 2011-04-15 12:58:51
In addition to predicting the future risk of heart disease, cholesterol testing may help individuals understand their chances of developing Alzheimer's disease. A new study published in the journal Neurology has shown that lowering cholesterol levels may reduce the risk of the cognitive condition in individuals who already have memory problems.... Full Story

An apple a day keeps the cholesterol away   An apple a day keeps the cholesterol away
Date: 2011-04-14 11:16:20
Apples may be a "miracle fruit" for individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results, according to a new study from researchers at Florida State University. Their findings show that an apple a day not only keeps the doctor away, but it also results in dramatic decreases in bad cholesterol.... Full Story

Study finds fibrates may be overprescribed for cholesterol problems   Study finds fibrates may be overprescribed for cholesterol problems
Date: 2011-04-12 15:08:36
Individuals who receive unhealthy cholesterol tests are often prescribed fibrates, a class of medications that are intended to improve their scores. However, a new study is questioning the benefit of these medications, even as rates of prescribing are increasing.... Full Story

Many children have unhealthy cholesterol, study finds   Many children have unhealthy cholesterol, study finds
Date: 2011-04-08 11:36:57
Adults commonly receive cholesterol testing that reveals their levels of both good and bad fats in their arteries, but few children are given this test. However, new evidence suggests that it may be time to start providing this service to more young people.... Full Story

Improvements in cholesterol test score may belie bigger problems   Improvements in cholesterol test score may belie bigger problems
Date: 2011-04-06 14:49:28
While average cholesterol tests may be improving, experts warn that the situation masks a larger problem that may lead to many more health complications down the road.... Full Story

Cholesterol may play a role in liver cirrhosis   Cholesterol may play a role in liver cirrhosis
Date: 2011-04-04 12:59:18
Individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results may have more to worry about than just their heart health. A new University of California, Los Angeles study has shown that cholesterol cells in the liver may also be related to cirrhosis.... Full Story

Cholesterol medication may increase diabetes risk in some patients   Cholesterol medication may increase diabetes risk in some patients
Date: 2011-03-31 11:08:44
For some individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results, the treatment may be worse than the disease. A new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology indicates that some people who take statin medications may be at an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes.... Full Story

Study finds heart health benefits in chocolate  Study finds heart health benefits in chocolate
Date: 2011-03-29 12:47:14
Individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results may benefit from working a little more dark chocolate into their diets. A team of researchers from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center came up with these seemingly counterintuitive findings after reviewing the results of many previously published studies.... Full Story

Omega-3s may improve cholesterol levels   Omega-3s may improve cholesterol levels
Date: 2011-03-28 12:41:41
Omega-3 fatty acids may contribute to improved cholesterol test results and reduce the risk of many of the chronic diseases that are associated with obesity, according to a new study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition.... Full Story

Cholesterol medication may do little to reduce death risk  Cholesterol medication may do little to reduce death risk
Date: 2011-03-25 11:28:33
Individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol tests are increasingly being prescribed a class of medications known as fibrates. However, a new study from Western University of Health Science in California questions the real benefits of these types of drugs.... Full Story

Multiple studies find fiber improves cardiovascular health     Multiple studies find fiber improves cardiovascular health
Date: 2011-03-24 11:31:01
Millions of Americans each year receive unhealthy cholesterol test results. The nation is currently suffering from an epidemic of poor heart health. However, many people may be able to turn around their cardiovascular health simply by adding more fiber to their diets. Several studies have shown that this nutrient can play an important role in improving cholesterol levels and limiting heart disease risk.... Full Story

More young people suffer from high cholesterol   More young people suffer from high cholesterol
Date: 2011-03-23 11:32:33
Childhood obesity is sweeping across the nation and having disastrous health effects. Increasingly doctors are reporting an increase in unhealthy cholesterol test scores from their pediatric patients, which could put these individuals at risk for a lifetime of poor heart health.... Full Story

Antioxidant may help lower cholesterol   Antioxidant may help lower cholesterol
Date: 2011-03-21 11:51:10
Consuming more antioxidants may help individuals improve their next cholesterol test. A new study on resveratrol, a type of antioxidant, may help bring down triglyceride levels.... Full Story

Single protein linked to high cholesterol and increased blood clot risk   I Single protein linked to high cholesterol and increased blood clot risk
Date: 2011-03-17 16:11:53
Individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results may soon benefit from new medications that may be developed from important findings from a group of British researchers.... Full Story

Cholesterol medication may reduce risk of prostate cancer   Cholesterol medication may reduce risk of prostate cancer
Date: 2011-03-16 14:45:07
Men who take statin medications to lower their cholesterol may also be less likely to receive a positive PSA test for prostate cancer, according to a new study from a group of government researchers.... Full Story

Researchers model good cholesterol molecules   Researchers model good cholesterol molecules
Date: 2011-03-16 14:42:27
A team of researchers from the University of Cincinnati has uncovered the structure of HDL, or good cholesterol, molecules. They believe that the findings could lead to the development of more effective medications that help individuals improve their cholesterol test scores.... Full Story

Cholesterol levels closely tied to immune function   Cholesterol levels closely tied to immune function
Date: 2011-03-10 16:56:36
Cholesterol testing may reveal more than just an individual's cardiovascular health. According to a new study from a team of British researchers, it may also indicate the health of their immune system.... Full Story

Mediterranean diet reduces cholesterol   Mediterranean diet reduces cholesterol
Date: 2011-03-09 13:41:41
Previous studies have shown that a Mediterranean-style diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables and fish can significantly reduce an individual's risk of developing metabolic syndrome, a collection of symptoms that increase the odds of diabetes and heart disease. Now, a new study reveals that the diet may help with individual aspects of metabolic function, including cholesterol test scores.... Full Story

Post-menopausal women may benefit from cholesterol testing   Post-menopausal women may benefit from cholesterol testing
Date: 2011-03-04 12:23:21
Heart disease is often thought to be a problem that mostly affects men. However, experts are increasingly warning women that they should consider cholesterol testing to ensure that they are not at risk for developing the condition, which can lead to stroke and heart attack.... Full Story

New findings could lead to improved cholesterol-lowering drugs   New findings could lead to improved cholesterol-lowering drugs
Date: 2011-03-03 12:52:57
For decades, the only treatment option for individuals who have received high cholesterol test results has been statin medications. These drugs are generally useful in lowering cholesterol, but can carry some side effects.... Full Story

Experts recommend frequent cholesterol testing   Experts recommend frequent cholesterol testing
Date: 2011-03-02 13:30:17
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. and in many other parts of the world. In order to assess this risk and help reduce the prevalence of the disease, doctors are recommending that more individuals seek regular cholesterol testing.... Full Story

Some foods can help lower cholesterol   Some foods can help lower cholesterol
Date: 2011-03-01 13:42:32
Most individuals who receive unhealthy cholesterol test results end up taking prescription medications to bring their cholesterol back into a reasonable range. However, this may not be the only approach that works. Diet and exercise can have a powerful impact on cholesterol levels.... Full Story

Men with high levels of good cholesterol live longer   Men with high levels of good cholesterol live longer
Date: 2011-02-28 13:28:37
Men who receive cholesterol tests showing high levels of HDL, or "good cholesterol," are more likely to live long lives, according to a study published in American Journal of Cardiology.... Full Story

Simple steps can improve cholesterol test scores   Simple steps can improve cholesterol test scores
Date: 2011-02-25 12:35:40
An unhealthy cholesterol test score does not necessarily mean that an individual will eventually develop heart disease. While it does significantly increase the odds of experiencing cardiovascular complications, there are many things that people can do to improve their heart health and lower their cholesterol.... Full Story

Alcohol has heart health benefits, study finds   Alcohol has heart health benefits, study finds
Date: 2011-02-24 12:55:25
Those who drink moderate amounts may be able to improve their cholesterol test scores, as a new study from a team of researchers from the University of Calgary has found that alcohol can protect individuals from heart disease.... Full Story

High cholesterol contributes to poor brain health   High cholesterol contributes to poor brain health
Date: 2011-02-23 12:47:27
Individuals who receive elevated blood pressure and cholesterol test results may be at a greater risk of developing memory problems later in life, according to a new study from a team of French researchers.... Full Story

Few Americans meet minimum heart health standards   Few Americans meet minimum heart health standards
Date: 2011-02-22 13:29:28
With the number of individuals who receive high blood pressure and cholesterol test results shooting through the roof, very few individuals meet the standards of the American Heart Association for ideal cardiovascular health, according to a new study from Pittsburgh University researchers.... Full Story

Triglycerides may predict stroke risk   Triglycerides may predict stroke risk
Date: 2011-02-22 13:26:32
Cholesterol testing may play an important role in assessing a person’s stroke risk, as a new study has found that higher triglyceride levels are associated with an increased chance of suffering from a cardiovascular event.... Full Story

High-fat meals may lead to dangerous cholesterol elevation     High-fat meals may lead to dangerous cholesterol elevation
Date: 2011-02-21 13:57:34
The high cholesterol content of a single fast food meal may be enough to cause permanent cardiovascular damage, according to a new study from the University of California, Davis.... Full Story

High-fiber diet lowers cholesterol, reduces risk of death   High-fiber diet lowers cholesterol, reduces risk of death
Date: 2011-02-17 13:42:49
Eating a diet that is high in fiber may lead to improved cholesterol test scores and consequently a reduced risk of dying, according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health researchers.... Full Story

Low-cholesterol diet shown to decrease Alzheimer's risk   Low-cholesterol diet shown to decrease Alzheimer's risk
Date: 2011-02-16 13:49:06
A diet that is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and low in cholesterol has been connected to a decreased Alzheimer's disease risk by a team of researchers at Tel Aviv University. Cholesterol testing may help individuals decide if lifestyle changes are needed to help them avoid the condition.... Full Story

All components of cholesterol are important   All components of cholesterol are important
Date: 2011-02-15 13:38:24
While cholesterol is a well known risk factor for heart disease, not all types are created equal. In fact, some varieties of lipids can actually reduce a person's chances of suffering from a heart attack or stroke. This is why cholesterol testing that reveals a patient's complete lipid profile is so important.... Full Story

Simple steps can make dramatic improvements in cholesterol   Simple steps can make dramatic improvements in cholesterol
Date: 2011-02-14 13:39:37
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., and high cholesterol is one of the leading causes of the condition. Despite these facts, relatively few people take steps in their everyday lives to improve their cholesterol test scores.... Full Story

Cholesterol testing market sees marked growth   Cholesterol testing market sees marked growth
Date: 2011-02-11 14:58:24
Cholesterol testing is widely recognized as one of the most important measures of heart health, and because of this, the number of people who seek screening continues to grow, according to a new report from Global Industry Analysts.... Full Story

Vegans may have unhealthy cholesterol levels   Vegans may have unhealthy cholesterol levels
Date: 2011-02-11 14:51:28
Despite the fact that they eat few fatty foods, vegans may be at an increased risk of receiving unhealthy cholesterol test results, according to a new study from a team of Chinese researchers.... Full Story

Chocolate has antioxidants that may improve cholesterol test scores   Chocolate has antioxidants that may improve cholesterol test scores
Date: 2011-02-10 13:49:09
Chocolate may not be thought of as a particularly healthy food, but new research finds that, in moderation, it may help individuals improve their cholesterol test scores. The results come just in time for Valentine's Day, when millions of couples across the country will exchange sweets with each other.... Full Story

Cholesterol scores improve in recent years   Cholesterol scores improve in recent years
Date: 2011-02-07 12:54:52
While the number of obese individuals in the U.S. continues to rise, their cholesterol test results appear to be improving, according to a new study published in the medical journal, The Lancet.... Full Story

Metabolic syndrome increases risk of memory problems   Metabolic syndrome increases risk of memory problems
Date: 2011-02-04 13:41:50
Individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results may be at an increased risk of experiencing memory deficiencies later in life, according to a new study from a team of French researchers.... Full Story

Few people with high cholesterol receive treatment for their condition  Few people with high cholesterol receive treatment for their condition
Date: 2011-02-03 13:28:11
Despite the high prevalence of deaths resulting from heart disease, few Americans who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results have taken steps to improve their heart health, according to a new statement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.... Full Story

Genetics may play only small role in childhood obesity Genetics may play only small role in childhood obesity
Date: 2011-02-01 11:42:53
Lifestyle factors may have more to do with a child's unhealthy cholesterol test scores and weight than his or her genes, according to a new study from University of Michigan researchers, which found that overweight children share many of the same habits.... Full Story

Simple lifestyle improvements may protect people from heart disease Simple lifestyle improvements may protect people from heart disease
Date: 2011-01-27 13:36:39
Millions of people receive high cholesterol test results each year. This condition greatly increases an individual's risk of developing heart disease and experiencing a heart attack or stroke. However, there are some relatively simple and inexpensive things that these people can do to get their cholesterol back in line and minimize their risk.... Full Story

At-risk individuals are often overlooked for cholesterol testing   At-risk individuals are often overlooked for cholesterol testing
Date: 2011-01-26 13:26:31
Individuals who have a family history of high cholesterol are being urged by health experts to seek cholesterol testing. In light of recent findings of UK researchers, which showed that doctors miss screening many people who are at risk, individuals may benefit from taking the initiative to seek testing themselves.... Full Story

AHA raises alarm over rising heart disease costs   AHA raises alarm over rising heart disease costs
Date: 2011-01-25 11:47:08
Due in part to the fact that a growing number of people are receiving unhealthy cholesterol test results, the cost of treating heart disease will triple by 2030, according to a new policy statement from the American Heart Association.... Full Story

Soy products shown to benefit cholesterol  Soy products shown to benefit cholesterol
Date: 2011-01-24 12:01:17
Individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results may be able to bring those numbers back in line without turning to expensive medications.... Full Story

Statins may be unsafe for individuals with normal cholesterol   Statins may be unsafe for individuals with normal cholesterol
Date: 2011-01-21 10:54:17
The development of statin medications has been a major advancement for the treatment of individuals who have received elevated cholesterol test results. The potential to lower the risk of heart disease in these patients has caused some medical professionals to advocate that more people, even those with no symptoms of heart disease, should take the medications.... Full Story

Researchers find that high-fat diets can become addictive   Researchers find that high-fat diets can become addictive
Date: 2011-01-20 11:30:53
A high-fat, high-cholesterol diet may cause alterations in brain chemistry that result in cravings for more fatty foods, according to a new study from University of Pennsylvania researchers. Cholesterol testing may help individuals decide if dietary changes are needed to avoid the situation.... Full Story

Researchers find new pathways to specific type of heart disease   Researchers find new pathways to specific type of heart disease
Date: 2011-01-19 13:38:02
Cholesterol testing may help assess an individual's risk of developing a dangerous form of heart disease, according to a new study published in the journal Genes and Development.... Full Story

Genetic factors can play a major role in heart risk   Genetic factors can play a major role in heart risk
Date: 2011-01-18 13:30:32
Genetic factors can be the underlying cause of many high cholesterol test results, and could also result in a high prevalence of cardiovascular disease and heart attack, according to a new study from University of Pennsylvania researchers.... Full Story

Nutrient in tomatoes may contribute to healthier cholesterol levels   Nutrient in tomatoes may contribute to healthier cholesterol levels
Date: 2011-01-17 09:26:28
Individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results may benefit from including more tomatoes in their diet. A new study from Japanese researchers has shown that the fruit may help reduce the risk of a cholesterol-related condition that has been shown to increase the odds of developing vascular disease.... Full Story

Antioxidant therapy may increase cholesterol levels   Antioxidant therapy may increase cholesterol levels
Date: 2011-01-14 11:46:01
Individuals who have turned to antioxidant therapies to lower their risk of some cancer may want to rethink the direction of their treatment. A new study has shown that certain targets of antioxidant therapies may actually result in unhealthy cholesterol tests.... Full Story

Statins may be prescription for danger in some stroke patients   Statins may be prescription for danger in some stroke patients
Date: 2011-01-13 11:40:22
Statins have become one of the most commonly prescribed medications for the millions of individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results. However, a new study has shown that they may be dangerous for some individuals with high cholesterol who have recently had a stroke.... Full Story

Overindulging in sweets may lead to unhealthy cholesterol for adolescents   Overindulging in sweets may lead to unhealthy cholesterol for adolescents
Date: 2011-01-12 09:26:21
Teenagers who consume high amounts of sugar may receive alarmingly unhealthy cholesterol test results, according to a new study from Emory University researchers.... Full Story

Too much TV may increase cardiovascular risk factors   Too much TV may increase cardiovascular risk factors
Date: 2011-01-12 09:25:16
Individuals who watch long hours of television may benefit from blood pressure and cholesterol testing. A new study published in the American Journal of the American College of Cardiology has found that excessive TV watching increases the risk of heart disease.... Full Story

With some help from the past, researchers examine role of cholesterol in heart health   With some help from the past, researchers examine role of cholesterol in heart health
Date: 2011-01-11 09:30:48
With the help of decades-old information, a team of researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy has completed one of the most exhaustive examinations of the link between cholesterol and heart health. The findings underscore the importance of cholesterol testing for HDL as well as LDL levels.... Full Story

Mediterranean residents may not have such a good diet after all  Mediterranean residents may not have such a good diet after all
Date: 2011-01-11 09:26:53
A Mediterranean diet, which is commonly associated with significant heart health benefits, may not deliver the cholesterol test results that individuals hope. A new study has found that many residents of the region struggle with dangerously poor heart health.... Full Story

High cholesterol may increase breast cancer risk   High cholesterol may increase breast cancer risk
Date: 2011-01-10 17:00:38
Cholesterol testing may help determine a woman's risk of developing breast cancer, according to a new study from the American Journal of Pathology.... Full Story

Deceptive trans fat labeling may contribute to unhealthy cholesterol levels   Deceptive trans fat labeling may contribute to unhealthy cholesterol levels
Date: 2011-01-07 12:39:34
Deceptive trans fat labeling may contribute to unhealthy cholesterol levels... Full Story

Individuals make resolutions to improve heart health   Individuals make resolutions to improve heart health
Date: 2011-01-06 09:00:45
It is currently the time for New Year's resolutions. Millions of people all across the country are pledging to give up smoking, eat healthier or hit the gym. While sticking to a resolution can mean heard work, doing so may pay off later in the form of improved cholesterol test results.... Full Story

Ingredient in birch bark may improve cholesterol levels   Ingredient in birch bark may improve cholesterol levels
Date: 2011-01-05 08:47:07
Birch bark may not be the first thought of individuals who have just received unhealthy cholesterol test results, but a new study has found that a nutrient in it may be able to help them get their cholesterol levels under control.... Full Story

Healthy cholesterol in adolescence may predict good health in adulthood   Healthy cholesterol in adolescence may predict good health in adulthood
Date: 2011-01-04 12:36:38
Individuals who adopt healthy lifestyle habits early may see improved cholesterol test results later in life, according to a new study published in the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine.... Full Story

Quitting smoking may improve cholesterol test scores  Quitting smoking may improve cholesterol test scores
Date: 2011-01-03 09:08:11
Individuals who quit smoking may be able to significantly improve their levels of good cholesterol, according to a new study published in the American Heart Journal.... Full Story

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