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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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