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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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