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Cold-weather activities increase heart risk
Date: 2012-02-29 17:00:04
Individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results may want to avoid excessive outdoor activity for the remainder of the winter. New evidence suggest that this may be dangerous for people with cardiovascular risk factors.... Full Story

Soy lowers cholesterol levels in more people than previously believed
Date: 2012-02-28 16:49:41
Just about everyone may be able to improve their cholesterol test scores by getting more soy into their diet, according to a new study that contradicts prior knowledge about the effects of soy on cholesterol levels.... Full Story

Statins may reduce depression risk
Date: 2012-02-24 17:05:08
Many individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results are advised to take statin medications. However, new evidence suggests that these drugs may benefit more than just those at risk for heart disease.... Full Story

New study uncovers association between BPA and heart disease
Date: 2012-02-23 16:45:53
Individuals who have been exposed to high levels of bisphenol A (BPA) throughout their lives may benefit from cholesterol testing. New evidence suggests that this common chemical may predispose a person to developing heart disease.... Full Story

Family history important in evaluating heart disease risk
Date: 2012-02-22 17:04:07
In addition to providing cholesterol testing, doctors should inquire about their patients' family history to determine their long-term risk of developing heart disease, according to a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.... Full Story

Pregnancy complications may predict heart disease risk
Date: 2012-02-21 17:15:25
Women who experienced certain health complications during their pregnancy may benefit from talking to their doctor about cholesterol testing. A new study indicates that these individuals may face a higher lifetime risk of heart diseases.... Full Story

Dietary counseling helps children lower cholesterol
Date: 2012-02-17 17:10:03
Recently, the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute issued recommendations suggesting that children undergo regular cholesterol testing. This cause a significant amount of controversy, as some groups expressed the opinion that this may lead to undue worry on the part of their parents.... Full Story

Researchers devise new test to examine stroke risk
Date: 2012-02-16 17:02:44
A cholesterol test is generally thought of as one of the most important methods of screening a person for stroke risk. However, a new study suggests that even simpler methods may be just as useful.... Full Story

B vitamin improves cholesterol numbers
Date: 2012-02-15 16:54:16
B vitamins have long been thought to improve heart health. Niacin has been shown to improve homocystein test scores, which may reduce the risk of heart attacks and stroke. Now, a new study indicates that a related vitamin may boost a person's cardiovascular condition in a different way.... Full Story

Valentine's Day may be good for the heart
Date: 2012-02-14 16:51:18
For individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol tests, indulging in one of the pillars of Valentine's Day may help support a healthy heart. One expert says that consuming dark chocolate can have a range of cardiovascular benefits.... Full Story

Consumption of trans fat declines
Date: 2012-02-13 17:04:25
The amount of trans fat found in the average American's blood is decreasing, according to a new report. The situation could have a positive impact on the cholesterol test scores of many people.... Full Story

Heart disease may increase prostate cancer risk
Date: 2012-02-09 16:39:48
Men who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results may benefit from speaking to their physician about their risk of prostate cancer, as well. A new study indicates that individuals with heart disease may also be more likely to develop prostate cancer.... Full Story

Changes in fitness and weight linked to worsening cholesterol
Date: 2012-02-08 17:00:41
Maintaining physical fitness and avoiding excessive weight gain may be among the best ways to support heart health and avoid receiving unhealthy cholesterol test results, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.... Full Story

Experts argue against childhood cholesterol testing
Date: 2012-02-07 16:46:32
Toward the end of last year, federal agencies recommended that all children receive cholesterol testing at some point. The idea behind this recommendation is to spot the small number of young people who will prematurely develop heart disease.... Full Story

Patients should talk to their doctors about their cholesterol levels
Date: 2012-02-06 16:46:51
Experts say that individuals should talk to their doctor about cholesterol testing as understanding one's cardiovascular risk factors is key to improving them and avoiding potentially serious health complications.... Full Story

Triglycerides more closely related to stroke risk than LDL cholesterol, study finds
Date: 2012-02-03 17:02:07
A simple cholesterol test may not be all there is to assessing stroke risk in post-menopausal women. A new study suggest that the type of cholesterol a person has may be most important.... Full Story

Online cholesterol drug retailers offer little information on side effects
Date: 2012-02-02 17:01:01
After receiving unhealthy cholesterol test results, many individuals are given a prescription for statins. It is often possible to find these medication online at a lower cost than at traditional pharmacies. However, a new study suggests that doing business with these sites may be risky.... Full Story

Diet soda may increase heart attack and stroke risk
Date: 2012-02-01 16:47:38
Individuals who regularly drink diet soda may benefit from talking to their doctor about cholesterol testing. A new study suggests that those who rely on these beverages may be more likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke.... Full Story

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