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Dangerous cardiac events may be more common among shift workers
Date: 2012-07-30 14:40:50
Employees who are on shift work schedules may be more likely to experience a heart attack or stroke, compared to individuals who have regular daytime assignments, according to new research. These findings suggest that shift workers may benefit from regular cholesterol tests.... Full Story

Cardiovascular risk factors are common among severely obese children
Date: 2012-07-24 13:35:22
About two-thirds of severely obese children have at least one risk factor for poor heart health, according to new research. These findings suggest that parents of kids who have weight problems may want to consider having them undergo a lab test to screen for things such as high cholesterol and elevated blood sugar.... Full Story

Fine measurements of HDL needed to assess heart risk
Date: 2012-07-11 16:01:05
Cholesterol tests that measure the quantity of HDL particles, rather than the amount of cholesterol carried by these particles, may deliver a more relevant measure of individuals' cardiovascular risk, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.... Full Story

New study shows algae extract may improve cholesterol levels
Date: 2012-07-10 15:34:00
A new study indicates that individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results may benefit from an extract of algae. The substance has been shown to boost HDL cholesterol levels.... Full Story

Group highlights importance of heart disease prevention
Date: 2012-07-09 15:27:57
Individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results may want to take steps to prevent their condition from progressing to heart disease. A new report states that prevention of heart disease is typically easier than treatment.... Full Story

Strawberries may boost heart health
Date: 2012-07-09 07:58:28
A team of researchers from the University of Warwick in the UK is calling strawberries the new superfruit following a study in which they showed that the berries provide significant support for heart health. This may benefit individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results.... Full Story

Agency rules soy has limited cholesterol benefits
Date: 2012-07-06 08:03:18
Many individuals who have received unhealthy cholesterol test results may be tempted to use soy products, which often promote beneficial effects on heart health. However, a European agency has ruled that the evidence for these claims is lacking, and soy products may not have the cholesterol-lowering effects manufacturers often claim.... Full Story

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