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Treating sleep apnea may improve symptoms of metabolic syndrome
Date: 2011-12-23 09:37:52
Treating sleep apnea in men may help them improve their cholesterol test scores, as well as improve a number of other indicators of heart health, according to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.... Full Story

Changes in heart rate may predict cardiovascular problems
Date: 2011-12-21 16:59:58
Many people develop cardiovascular disease, even if they have few generally recognized heart health risk factors like unhealthy cholesterol test results. This can make it difficult for doctors to diagnose the condition while it is still in its treatable early stages.... Full Story

Some remain unconvinced of cholesterol testing's benefit to children
Date: 2011-12-19 17:06:52
The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute recently issued a recommendation suggesting that all children be given cholesterol testing by age 11. The proposal was signed on to by the American Academy for Pediatrics, as well. But not everyone is convinced of the benefits of this approach.... Full Story

Americans' heart health is in bad shape, report states
Date: 2011-12-16 17:13:16
Most Americans may be at risk for receiving unhealthy cholesterol test results or other measures of poor heart health, according to a new report published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.... Full Story

Beef can play role in cholesterol-lowering diet
Date: 2011-12-15 16:44:43
Many people who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results believe that they should do all they can to stay away from red meat. But new research suggests that this may not actually be necessary.... Full Story

Researchers find new benefit to cholesterol drugs
Date: 2011-12-14 16:51:28
For individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol tests, statin medications may significantly reduce their risk of suffering a heart attack. It has long been known that these medications lower cholesterol levels to healthier points, but now new research explains how they may also prevent the accumulation of fat in the arteries.... Full Story

Shift workers may have unhealthy cholesterol test scores
Date: 2011-12-13 16:49:49
Female shift workers may be significantly more likely to receive unhealthy cholesterol test results, according to a new study presented at the Canadian Cardiovascular Conference.... Full Story

New finding could lead to more effective cholesterol drugs
Date: 2011-12-08 16:56:21
Cholesterol-lowering statin medications have been a powerful tool for helping people improve their heart health, but a team of researchers is reporting that it may soon be possible to develop a new, more effective drug.... Full Story

Researchers make discovery that could lead to more effective cholesterol treatments
Date: 2011-12-07 16:51:27
A team of scientists has discovered a possible method for preventing the hardened arteries associated with high cholesterol levels. They believe their finding could lead to the development of new drugs to prevent atherosclerosis, which could come as welcome news to individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results.... Full Story

Researchers find genetic variants associated with high homocysteine levels
Date: 2011-12-06 16:46:30
High homocysteine test results may reveal that individual is at a higher risk for suffering a heart attack, and now a new study has found that a set of genetic variations may contribute to higher levels of the amino acid.... Full Story

Eating fish linked to lower risk of heart disease
Date: 2011-12-06 16:45:08
Individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results may benefit from getting a little more fish in their diet, as a new study has shown that the omega-3s found in the food may help protect the heart from disease.... Full Story

Lacking primary care, patients are unlikely to know about cholesterol problems
Date: 2011-12-05 16:35:51
Individuals who do not have a primary care doctor are significantly less likely to receive cholesterol testing and to know about chronic health problems, according to a new study conducted by researchers from Morehouse School of Medicine.... Full Story

Low HDL cholesterol may not be linked to heart attack risk
Date: 2011-12-02 16:48:26
It is generally considered that cholesterol testing that reveals levels of both harmful LDL and beneficial HDL is critical to gauging a person's overall cardiovascular condition. However, a new study is questioning the importance of HDL levels.... Full Story

FDA clears new generic statin
Date: 2011-12-02 16:45:37
Individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol tests will soon have a new option for treating their cardiovascular condition, as the FDA recently approved a new generic version of a popular cholesterol-lowering statin medication.... Full Story

New study finds sugar-sweetened beverages increase cardiovascular risk
Date: 2011-12-01 16:09:55
Individuals who drink excessive amounts of sugar-sweetened beverages - such as soda, juice or sports drinks - may benefit from seeking cholesterol testing, as a new study has connected the drinks to an increased cardiovascular risk.... Full Story

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