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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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