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New study shows chocolate may lower cholesterol levels
Date: 2012-04-26 11:11:13
It may sound too good to be true, but a daily serving of dark chocolate may have strong cardiovascular benefits for individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results, according to a new study.... Full Story

Americans' cholesterol levels show signs of dropping
Date: 2012-04-25 16:12:03
Average cholesterol levels are declining in the U.S., according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Cholesterol testing initiatives may have played a role in the improvement.... Full Story

Eggs may actually improve cholesterol test scores
Date: 2012-04-24 16:37:46
Individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results have likely been warned to avoid eating eggs. The food is very high in cholesterol, which may compound any heart health problems. However, new research suggests that eggs may actually be good for people with metabolic syndrome, a condition characterized in part by high cholesterol.... Full Story

Treating high cholesterol early may lead to better results
Date: 2012-04-23 16:11:23
Most people who have received unhealthy cholesterol tests in the past are not advised to take steps to lower their cholesterol until they are at a relatively advanced age. However, a new study suggests that starting such preventive measures at an early age may deliver better results.... Full Story

Fat outside the arteries may be just as dangerous as inside
Date: 2012-04-20 15:57:54
Cholesterol tests that reveal high levels of fat in the arteries are not all that matters when it comes developing atherosclerosis. A new study has found that fat surrounding key arteries may also play an important role in the development of heart disease.... Full Story

Certain foods have major cholesterol-lowering properties, study shows
Date: 2012-04-19 15:53:54
For individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results, adding more foods to their diet that have proven cholesterol-lowering properties may be more effective than simply reducing saturated fat consumption, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.... Full Story

Many people lack understanding of the dangers of cholesterol
Date: 2012-04-18 15:55:46
Cholesterol testing can play an important role in supporting overall health, but many people who are at risk for cardiovascular complications do not pursue this screening because they have a lack of understanding of how cholesterol affects their well-being. Individuals should improve their knowledge about the dangers of cholesterol in order to support well-being, experts say.... Full Story

Cholesterol drugs may contribute to kidney disease
Date: 2012-04-17 15:55:12
Following an unhealthy cholesterol test, many older patients are given fibrates, which are common medications used to lower cholesterol. However, new research indicates that these drugs may also harm kidney function.... Full Story

Statins may not be appropriate for all people with high cholesterol
Date: 2012-04-16 16:06:06
Millions of people in the U.S. have received unhealthy cholesterol test results, which puts them at risk for a heart attack or stroke. Many of these individuals are given a prescription for statin medications, but one expert thinks this should not necessarily be the automatic treatment for all patients with high cholesterol.... Full Story

Research suggests nothing beats a fiber-rich diet for lowering cholesterol
Date: 2012-04-13 15:45:35
There are a number of ways individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results may be able to improve their heart health. There are always statin medications, which have been proven to be a safe and effective way to manage cholesterol. However, individuals may want to start with some dietary improvements.... Full Story

People who eat nuts tend to have lower cholesterol, study finds
Date: 2012-04-12 16:00:52
Eating more tree nuts could play an important role in the diets of individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results. New research has linked consumption of nuts to lower cholesterol and generally improved heart health.... Full Story

Statins should be considered for primary heart disease prevention, experts say
Date: 2012-04-11 16:00:27
For individuals who have received even moderately unhealthy cholesterol test results, statin medications should be considered the primary method of preventing heart disease, according to a new commentary published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.... Full Story

Low activity levels may put women at risk for metabolic syndrome
Date: 2012-04-10 16:04:13
Many women may be at risk for receiving unhealthy cholesterol test results and being diagnosed with metabolic syndrome due to low levels of physical activity, according to a new study published in the journal Preventive Medicine.... Full Story

Statins may reverse early symptoms of Alzheimer's disease
Date: 2012-04-06 15:52:38
Many people who receive unhealthy cholesterol test results are prescribed statin medications by their physician. New evidence suggests that this treatment, in addition to lowering cholesterol, may also reduce a person's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.... Full Story

New medications still fail to live up to healthy lifestyles, expert says
Date: 2012-04-04 16:02:52
There has been a lot of talk lately about cholesterol-lowering medications. Recent breakthroughs have provided promise of major new drugs that could benefit individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol tests. However, one expert says that the benefits of the most powerful drugs imaginable are still not as strong as simple lifestyle improvements.... Full Story

Caring for family member with cancer may increase heart health risk factors
Date: 2012-04-03 15:58:23
Individuals who are caring for a family member with cancer may want to consider seeking cholesterol testing for themselves. New research has found that these individuals experience high rates of coronary artery disease and stroke.... Full Story

New options being introduced to lower cholesterol
Date: 2012-04-02 15:48:55
For years, individuals who had received unhealthy cholesterol tests only had one or two pharmaceutical options for bringing their numbers down to a normal range. However, this is no longer the case. Developments in the cholesterol drug world are helping to open up many new choices.... Full Story

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