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New study explains why fatty foods lead to high cholesterol
Date: 2012-06-28 15:22:00
A high-fat diet is generally recognized as being a risk factor for receiving unhealthy cholesterol test results. However, the reasons for this association are not exactly clear. A new study may help to clarify the situation.... Full Story

Statins effective in women, study finds
Date: 2012-06-27 15:24:57
Most patients who receive unhealthy cholesterol test results are advised to take statin medications to lower their cholesterol levels. New research indicates that this therapy approach is equally effective in men and women.... Full Story

New study proves benefit of combination therapies for treating high cholesterol
Date: 2012-06-26 15:21:46
Individuals who receive unhealthy cholesterol test results are typically given a prescription for a statin medication. New research indicates that taking more than one type of statin could have added benefits.... Full Story

Gastric bypass leads to sustained improvements in cholesterol
Date: 2012-06-22 15:17:45
Gastric bypass surgery may benefit individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results. New research indicates that most patients who undergo these operations make major sustained improvements in several measures of heart health.... Full Story

Researchers identify antioxidant that boosts heart health
Date: 2012-06-20 14:56:48
For individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol tests indicating they have low levels of beneficial HDL cholesterol, a naturally occurring antioxidant may help significantly reduce the risk of developing heart disease, according to a new study out of the University of Minnesota.... Full Story

Statins may cause fatigue
Date: 2012-06-19 15:37:19
Many people who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results are given a prescription for statin medications by their doctor. However, new evidence has linked these drugs to an increased risk of experiencing significant fatigue.... Full Story

Few people receive cholesterol testing, study shows
Date: 2012-06-18 15:42:50
Millions of people do not receive the kind of preventive health services they need, including cholesterol testing, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.... Full Story

Expert recommends men pay more attention to heart health
Date: 2012-06-15 14:51:12
Men should consider seeking cholesterol testing and other measures of heart health to ensure that they do not have cardiovascular risk factors, according to one expert from New York University.... Full Story

Low-carb diets may increase cholesterol levels
Date: 2012-06-12 15:39:05
Individuals who are on low-carb diets may want to consider cholesterol testing, as new evidence has linked this common weight loss strategy to elevations in blood lipid levels.... Full Story

Group urges men to seek preventive care
Date: 2012-06-08 15:49:56
Most conditions can be treated effectively when they are diagnosed in their early stages. However, letting illness progress can lead to devastating health consequences. Experts from Kaiser Permanente are urging individuals to get themselves tested for a range of conditions.... Full Story

New study shows fish lowers cholesterol levels
Date: 2012-06-05 15:52:14
For individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results, eating more fish could lead to significantly improved heart health. A new study has found that eating hake may particularly improve cholesterol levels.... Full Story

Exercise may worsen heart health in some people
Date: 2012-06-04 16:14:22
Following an unhealthy cholesterol test, patients are often advised by their doctor to get more exercise. However, new evidence suggests that this recommendation may actually lead to worsening heart health for some patients.... Full Story

A complete lipid profile is important in cholesterol testing
Date: 2012-06-01 16:02:31
Cholesterol testing that reveals a patient's complete lipid profile may be more important than screening for total cholesterol levels. A new study has shown that people who have normal total cholesterol numbers may still be at risk of developing heart disease.... Full Story

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