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Researchers develop new cholesterol medication   Researchers develop new cholesterol medication
Date: 2011-11-30 14:46:07
Individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results may soon have a new treatment available, as a team of researchers recently announced promising results from a new study.... Full Story

Holiday overeating can spell trouble for heart health   Holiday overeating can spell trouble for heart health
Date: 2011-11-28 16:27:31
The holiday season is known as being a time for indulging in tasty foods. But one expert is warning individuals that if they don't give some consideration to what they eat, they may soon receive unhealthy cholesterol test results.... Full Story

Anti-epileptic drugs linked to higher homocysteine levels Anti-epileptic drugs linked to higher homocysteine levels
Date: 2011-11-28 16:24:32
Individuals who have been taking antiepileptic drugs for many years may benefit from homocysteine testing, as new research suggests that the medications may cause disruptions in this key marker of cardiovascular risk.... Full Story

Individuals are urged to watch their heart health this holiday season   Individuals are urged to watch their heart health this holiday season
Date: 2011-11-23 16:17:07
For individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol tests, the holidays can be a serious challenge. Many Thanksgiving favorites come packed with cholesterol and sodium and may jeopardize a person's cardiovascular health if they already have risk factors for heart disease.... Full Story

Agency recommends cholesterol testing for overweight children   Agency recommends cholesterol testing for overweight children
Date: 2011-11-18 16:50:59
Childhood obesity rates are higher now than at any point in history, and this is taking a major toll on the heart health of millions of young people. Because of this, a national agency is now recommending that more parents talk to their child's pediatrician about cholesterol testing.... Full Story

Niacin shown to be ineffective at reducing risk of heart attack or stroke   Niacin shown to be ineffective at reducing risk of heart attack or stroke
Date: 2011-11-17 16:47:25
Many people who receive unhealthy cholesterol tests are advised to begin taking niacin supplements. Evidence has shown that people with higher levels of the nutrient tend to have better heart health. However, a new study questions the utility of this nutrient for supporting healthy cholesterol levels.... Full Story

Researchers find benefits to new cholesterol drug  Researchers find benefits to new cholesterol drug
Date: 2011-11-16 16:38:13
Those who have received unhealthy cholesterol tests likely know that their levels of LDL, or bad cholesterol, are just as important as their HDL, or good cholesterol levels. While there are numerous medications available to lower LDL, developing a drug to raise HDL has proven more difficult.... Full Story

Two leading statin drugs proven affective at managing heart health   Two leading statin drugs proven affective at managing heart health
Date: 2011-11-15 16:52:21
A new study indicates that the two most commonly prescribed types of statin medications are equally as effective at improving the heart health of individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol tests.... Full Story

Depression may increase risk of cardiovascular death   Depression may increase risk of cardiovascular death
Date: 2011-11-14 16:31:09
Young people who have experienced symptoms of depression may benefit from cholesterol testing, as new research indicates that these individuals are significantly more likely to suffer from cardiovascular complications.... Full Story

Researchers find mixed benefit from low-sodium diets Researchers find mixed benefit from low-sodium diets
Date: 2011-11-10 16:46:54
Individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results may think that cutting back on the sodium in their diet may be a good idea, as higher levels of salt have been tied to an increased risk of heart disease. However, new research indicates that low-sodium diets may actually increase cholesterol levels.... Full Story

New study links higher fiber intake to healthier cholesterol levels among teens   New study links higher fiber intake to healthier cholesterol levels among teens
Date: 2011-11-09 15:12:07
For teenagers who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results, simply consuming more fiber on a daily basis may help them reduce their blood lipids to normal levels again, according to a new report.... Full Story

Statin medications may complicate asthma control   Statin medications may complicate asthma control
Date: 2011-11-07 16:49:34
Following unhealthy cholesterol test results, many individuals begin taking statin medications. But new research suggests that these drugs may worsen the health of individuals with asthma.... Full Story

Physical reveals President Obama has high cholesterol   Physical reveals President Obama has high cholesterol
Date: 2011-11-04 15:56:20
Individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results are not alone. A new report has come out indicating that even President Barack Obama has less than ideal cholesterol.... Full Story

Drug company to push for the over-the-counter cholesterol medication   Drug company to push for the over-the-counter cholesterol medication
Date: 2011-11-03 15:51:46
Individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results may soon have a new option for treating the condition. News reports indicate that Pfizer, the pharmaceutical giant that produces the cholesterol-lowering drug Lipitor, will soon move to make the medication available over the counter.... Full Story

Dietary changes may help young people improve cardiovascular health   Dietary changes may help young people improve cardiovascular health
Date: 2011-11-01 15:57:47
A healthy diet may help young people improve their cholesterol test results later in life, according to a new study out of the Fox Chase Cancer Center.... Full Story

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