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Impoverished upbringing can lead to cardiovascular risk factors
Date: 2011-10-31 15:53:49
Individuals who had an underprivileged upbringing may benefit from cholesterol testing, as new research suggests that this can have a negative long-term impact on an individual's heart health.... Full Story

Researchers develop blood test to test for heart disease risk in smokers
Date: 2011-10-26 15:36:11
A simple blood test may be capable of identifying smokers who are at the greatest risk of developing heart disease, according to a new study published in the journal Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology.... Full Story

Symptoms of insomnia may increase heart attack risk
Date: 2011-10-25 15:54:56
Individuals who experience difficulty sleeping at night may benefit from talking to their doctor about cholesterol testing. New research has shown that insomniacs are significantly more likely to suffer a heart attack.... Full Story

Cardiac rehab programs help patients with heart disease reduce cardiovascular risk
Date: 2011-10-24 16:01:35
For individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results that indicate they have heart disease, a cardiac rehabilitation program may help them reduce their risk of suffering a heart attack, according to a new study.... Full Story

Findings could lead to the development of new cholesterol medications
Date: 2011-10-21 15:42:04
New medications may soon be on the way to help individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol tests get their lipids back under control. A recent study showed that cholesterol is largely regulated by genetic pieces, which it may be possible to manipulate.... Full Story

Testing for biomarker could improve cardiovascular care
Date: 2011-10-19 08:21:00
A team of researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital is recommending that in addition to standard cholesterol testing, doctors should screen patients at risk for heart health complications for another biomarker that is associated with heart attacks, strokes and cardiovascular events.... Full Story

MRIs may be useful in tracking efficacy of cholesterol medications
Date: 2011-10-18 16:00:39
Following an unhealthy cholesterol test, individuals are often prescribed statin medications. However, doctors often have little evidence to tell them if these drugs are actually reducing the patient's risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke. New evidence suggests that MRI scans may address this problem.... Full Story

Gut bacteria may influence effectiveness of cholesterol medications
Date: 2011-10-14 16:08:58
Statin medications are the most common prescription for individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results. These drugs helped millions of people improve their heart health by bringing their cholesterol into normal ranges. However, they are not effective for everyone.... Full Story

Low medication adherence may cost U.S. billions
Date: 2011-10-13 16:11:48
Following unhealthy cholesterol test results, individuals are often advised to take statin medications. However, experts say that many people fail to follow through on this advice, which may cost the healthcare industry billions of dollars each year and contribute to the death and poor health of millions of people.... Full Story

Cholesterol may not be the primary cause of heart attacks, expert says
Date: 2011-10-11 15:56:04
Many individuals who suffer heart attacks have had unhealthy cholesterol tests. However, experts say that high cholesterol, in and of itself, is not necessarily the cause of cardiovascular events. Addressing the real cause may be key to preventing heart attacks in the future.... Full Story

Researchers develop blood test to predict Alzheimer's progression
Date: 2011-10-10 16:01:54
A blood test for certain fats may predict how rapidly the condition of Alzheimer's patients is likely to progress, according to a new study. The findings could help medical professionals know which patients need the most immediate intervention.... Full Story

More good cholesterol may lead to lower heart risk for diabetics
Date: 2011-10-07 15:57:30
Cholesterol testing may be able to predict the future risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke in individuals with diabetes, as a new study has found that higher levels of HDL or "good" cholesterol may be associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular complications.... Full Story

Stroke risk dangerously high in smokers, study finds
Date: 2011-10-04 16:19:31
Cholesterol testing may be an important part of health screenings for smokers. new research indicates that these individuals are significantly more likely to suffer a stroke due to clogged arteries.... Full Story

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