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Calcium supplements linked to increased heart risk
Date: 2012-05-25 15:54:23
Individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results may want to exercise caution when considering taking calcium supplements. New research suggests that these products may raise the risk of experiencing a heart attack. This could compound the already high cardiovascular risk of people with elevated cholesterol.... Full Story

Exercise does not improve cholesterol levels in liver disease patients
Date: 2012-05-24 16:29:43
Exercise may not necessarily improve cholesterol test scores in obese individuals who have non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), according to a new study published in the journal Hepatology.... Full Story

Statins improve stroke treatment outcomes
Date: 2012-05-22 15:52:47
Millions of people who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results are prescribed statin medications. New research indicates that these drugs may improve the recovery of patients who have suffered strokes.... Full Story

Many teens have cardiovascular risk factors
Date: 2012-05-21 16:08:55
Obese young people may benefit from cholesterol testing, as new research indicates that many of these individuals have severe cardiovascular risk factors that, if left untreated, could lead to major heart health problems later in life.... Full Story

Good cholesterol may not be so beneficial
Date: 2012-05-21 08:03:23
Doctors typically view cholesterol test results that reveal high levels of HDL cholesterol as a good thing. However, new evidence calls into question the assumption that these molecules promote heart health.... Full Story

Statins benefit low-risk patients, study finds
Date: 2012-05-18 07:33:28
Most individuals may benefit from cholesterol-lowering statin medications, even if their cholesterol test results indicate they only face a marginal heart attack or stroke risk, according to a new study.... Full Story

Poor medication adherence sends cholesterol patients to the hospital
Date: 2012-05-11 15:57:47
Many patients who receive unhealthy cholesterol test results are given prescriptions for statin medications. However, a new study suggests that a significant percentage of these individuals stop taking their drugs without a physician's orders and that this can have serious consequences.... Full Story

High HDL cholesterol is not always a good thing, researchers say
Date: 2012-05-08 16:03:33
Doctors commonly recommend that patients strive to boost their HDL cholesterol test scores. This type of lipid is generally seen as beneficial and higher levels have been linked to a reduced risk of heart disease. However, a new study out of the Harvard School of Public Health suggests that this may not always be the case.... Full Story

Diet rich in fish may support heart health, experts say
Date: 2012-05-04 16:03:02
For individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results, eating more fish may help them improve their heart health and avoid cardiovascular disease, according to a group of experts.... Full Story

Experts split over best cholesterol testing method
Date: 2012-05-01 16:09:44
There is general consensus that cholesterol testing plays an important role in managing a person's heart health. However, experts continue to disagree about which types of screening methods are the most effective.... Full Story

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