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Minor risk factors lead to major heart problems
Date: 2012-01-26 16:46:55
Unhealthy cholesterol test results alone are generally not enough for a person to be considered at risk for experiencing a heart attack or stroke in the near term. However, new research suggests that one or two minor cardiovascular risk factors may increase a person's odds of heart complications over the long-term.... Full Story

Fructose linked to heart disease risk in children
Date: 2012-01-25 16:59:39
Consuming high levels of fructose - particularly in the form of high-fructose corn syrup - may put adolescents at risk for receiving unhealthy cholesterol tests, according to a new study, which suggests that the sugar increase a young person's risk of developing heart disease later in life.... Full Story

Researchers explain how immune system contributes to artery blockage
Date: 2012-01-24 16:45:04
The accumulation of plaque in the arteries associated with unhealthy cholesterol tests may significantly increase a person's risk of experiencing a heart attack or stroke. But why does this plaque accumulate in the first place?... Full Story

Statins may increase diabetes risk
Date: 2012-01-23 16:53:44
Statin medication may significantly improve a woman's cholesterol test scores, but the drugs may also increase her risk of being diagnosed with diabetes, according to a new study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.... Full Story

Poorer smokers less likely to quit
Date: 2012-01-23 16:25:27
Smoking is known to be linked to unhealthy cholesterol tests as well as a number of other cardiovascular risk factors. Quitting smoking may be one of the best ways for an individual to improve their heart health, but a new study suggests that some individuals may need more help than others.... Full Story

Experts say cholesterol treatment guidelines need update
Date: 2012-01-19 16:52:44
Just because a person receives unhealthy cholesterol test results does not mean they necessarily require cholesterol treatments, according to a new report published in the journal Circulation, Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.... Full Story

Experts urge greater fiber consumption
Date: 2012-01-18 17:00:59
Individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results may benefit from getting more fiber in their diet, as a team of experts is warning that far too many fail to consume adequate amounts of this heart-healthy nutrient.... Full Story

Alcohol and nutrients explain heart health benefits of red wine
Date: 2012-01-17 17:04:41
Many individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results have been advised to drink red wine in moderation. Numerous studies have shown that this beverage has positive effects on heart health. However, these studies have largely been unable to determine if the cardiovascular effects of red wine can be attributed to its alcohol content or its micronutrients.... Full Story

Office workers lead sedentary lifestyles
Date: 2012-01-16 16:57:25
Many office workers may be at a high risk of receiving unhealthy cholesterol test results or developing other cardiovascular risk factors. A new study indicates that very few individuals who do desk work meet recommendations for physical activity.... Full Story

Experts reaffirm that B vitamins may lower heart risk
Date: 2012-01-13 16:50:15
For individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results and have other cardiovascular risk factors, B vitamin supplements were once prescribed to lower their risk. This therapy has fallen out of favor in recent years, but a pair of researchers is now saying it may still have value.... Full Story

Not all trans fat has same affect on cholesterol
Date: 2012-01-12 17:10:54
Many individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results are advised against eating any type of trans fat. However, a new study indicates that it may be safe for them to consume the fat in certain forms.... Full Story

Statin prices 400 percent higher in the U.S., study finds
Date: 2012-01-11 16:38:53
Many individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results are forced to purchase statin medications to bring their cholesterol back to within normal levels. However, those who purchase these drugs in the U.S. may be paying significantly more than patients in other countries.... Full Story

Heart attack risk increases after losing loved one
Date: 2012-01-10 16:59:32
Individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results may want to pay extra condition to their cardiovascular health in the days and weeks following the death of a loved one, as new research indicates that a person's risk of suffering a heart attack while they are in bereavement is considerably elevated.... Full Story

New study explains anti-clotting effect of statins
Date: 2012-01-04 16:57:29
Many individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol tests may take statin medications. A new study indicates that these drugs may have more benefits for a person's heart health than simply lowering cholesterol.... Full Story

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