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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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