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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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