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Stopping statin therapy increases cardiovascular risk in rheumatoid arthritis patients   Stopping statin therapy increases cardiovascular risk in rheumatoid arthritis patients
Date: 2012-03-29 15:27:14
Individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results and are taking statin medications may not want to suddenly stop treatment, particularly if they have rheumatoid arthritis. New evidence suggests that doing so may increase the risk of cardiovascular death in these patients.... Full Story

Lowering cholesterol early in life may have benefits later in adulthood   Lowering cholesterol early in life may have benefits later in adulthood
Date: 2012-03-27 15:57:41
Individuals may not want to wait to receive an unhealthy cholesterol test result to start taking steps to improve their heart health. New research suggests that individuals who lower their cholesterol early in life are significantly less likely to develop heart disease.... Full Story

Sleeping problems linked to heart health complications
Date: 2012-03-26 16:13:28
For individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results, it may be a good idea to make sure to get a good night's sleep. New research suggests that sleeping too much or too little may be linked to an increased chance of developing heart health complications. This may be particularly dangerous for individuals with preexisting cardiovascular risk factors.... Full Story

Report predicts growth in cholesterol testing   Report predicts growth in cholesterol testing
Date: 2012-03-23 15:46:56
Given the high number of people who struggle with poor heart health, the number of people who receive cholesterol tests could explode over the course of the next five years, according to a new report from market research company Global Industry Analysts.... Full Story

Researchers confirm benefits of new cholesterol-lowering medication   Researchers confirm benefits of new cholesterol-lowering medication
Date: 2012-03-22 15:53:09
For individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol tests, statin medications are widely considered the standard treatment. However, a team of researchers have developed a drug that may deliver better results than statins while carrying a lower risk of side effects.... Full Story

New study suggests statins may offer protection from Parkinson's disease   New study suggests statins may offer protection from Parkinson's disease
Date: 2012-03-21 16:02:46
Individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results and are currently taking statin medications may be less likely to develop Parkinson's disease, according to a new study published in the Archives of Neurology.... Full Story

New study shows statins reduce pneumonia risk   New study shows statins reduce pneumonia risk
Date: 2012-03-20 15:58:39
Many individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results are given a prescription for a statin medication. These drugs have been shown to powerfully lower cholesterol levels. Now, new research indicates that they may also reduce a person's chances of developing pneumonia.... Full Story

Fewer cardiovascular risk factors linked to lower death risk   Fewer cardiovascular risk factors linked to lower death risk
Date: 2012-03-19 15:55:31
Cholesterol testing should play an important role in individual's overall wellness strategy. A new study suggests that unhealthy cholesterol, as well as other cardiovascular metrics, may be linked a greater risk of early death.... Full Story

New study draws connection between psoriasis and heart health risk  New study draws connection between psoriasis and heart health risk
Date: 2012-03-16 16:00:07
Individuals who have received unhealthy lab tests regarding their cardiovascular condition may want to pay attention to any symptoms of psoriasis. New evidence suggests that the two areas of health may be linked and successfully treating one may benefit the other.... Full Story

New study links poor night's sleep to overeating
Date: 2012-03-15 16:02:06
Difficulty sleeping may lead to unhealthy cholesterol test results, as a new study has shown that individuals who lose sleep at night are more likely to overeat. Excessive calorie consumption could lead to obesity and heart disease.... Full Story

Low-carb diets improve heart health, researchers say   Low-carb diets improve heart health, researchers say
Date: 2012-03-14 16:17:21
For individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol test scores and need to lose weight, a low-carb diet may be the best method. New research indicates that this diet results in significant weight loss while improving heart health.... Full Story

Soda consumption linked to unhealthy cholesterol tests and heart disease   Soda consumption linked to unhealthy cholesterol tests and heart disease
Date: 2012-03-13 15:52:48
Drinking sugar-sweetened beverages like soda everyday may lead to worse cholesterol tests for men. A new study has shown that individuals who consume these drinks on a daily basis are significantly more likely to be diagnosed with heart disease.... Full Story

Experts recommend cholesterol testing   Experts recommend cholesterol testing
Date: 2012-03-12 16:00:50
When heart disease is treated early, it tends to have a more favorable prognosis. This is why experts commonly recommend that individuals receive cholesterol testing to have their heart health checked and to give physicians a chance to treat problems in their early stages.... Full Story

FDA considers making prescription drugs more widely available   FDA considers making prescription drugs more widely available
Date: 2012-03-09 17:05:43
For individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results, it may soon become easier to get the medications they need to treat their condition. The Food and Drug Administration recently announced that it is considering making a number of common prescriptions available over the counter.... Full Story

Losing an hour to daylight savings time may jeopardize individuals' heart health   Losing an hour to daylight savings time may jeopardize individuals' heart health
Date: 2012-03-08 16:46:51
Individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results in the past may want to exercise caution this weekend around daylight savings time. One expert says that heart attacks spike during this time of year.... Full Story

Bans on trans fat mean healthier cholesterol test results  Bans on trans fat mean healthier cholesterol test results
Date: 2012-03-05 16:44:36
For individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol tests, it is important to stay away from certain foods and ingredients that can worsen their heart health, such as trans fat. Fortunately, some cities are trying to make it easier to keep trans fat out of their diet by instituting city-wide bans.... Full Story

Maintaining heart health early in life pays off later  Maintaining heart health early in life pays off later
Date: 2012-03-02 14:08:55
Individuals who develop healthy lifestyles during early adulthood may be significantly less likely to receive unhealthy cholesterol test results later in life. A new study has found that the decisions a person makes while they are young impact their risk of cardiovascular disease in middle age.... Full Story

Nutrient in poultry may benefit women with high cholesterol   Nutrient in poultry may benefit women with high cholesterol
Date: 2012-03-01 17:00:17
A nutrient found in the dark meat of poultry and some seafood may provide cardiovascular protection for women who have received unhealthy cholesterol tests, according to a new study.... Full Story

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