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Cholesterol

Health Tip: Improving Your Cholesterol

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Here are some suggestions (*this news item will not be available after 03/21/2012)

By Diana Kohnle Thursday, December 22, 2011

(HealthDay News) -- High levels of LDL (the so-called "bad" cholesterol) or triglycerides puts you at higher risk of heart attack and stroke.

While there's no surefire way to lower bad cholesterol and triglycerides, the American Diabetes Association mentions these practices that can help lower your numbers:Quit smoking.Shed excess pounds.Exercise most days of the...

Here are some suggestions (*this news item will not be available after 03/21/2012)

By Diana Kohnle Thursday, December 22, 2011

(HealthDay News) -- High levels of LDL (the so-called "bad" cholesterol) or triglycerides puts you at...

Does LDL Cholesterol Influence the Relationship Between HDL Cholesterol and Cardiovascular Risk in Women?

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Tips to Sticking with Lifestyle Changes

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Your cholesterol — one of the major controllable risk factors for heart disease and stroke — has been creeping up on you for years.  Maybe your doctor has told you about the lifestyle changes you need to make, like eating a heart-healthy diet, getting regular physical activity and avoiding tobacco smoke, to get it under control.

So why aren’t you exercising? And why are you smoking? After all, you know what you need to do.

“Denial is a very common reason,” said Mary E. Mancini...

Low Good Cholesterol Doesn't Cause Heart Attacks

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By Andrew M. Seaman

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Despite plenty of evidence that people with low levels of "good" cholesterol are more prone to heart attacks, a large new study suggests that the lacking lipid is not to blame.

The analysis of data on nearly 70,000 people in Denmark affirmed the link between low levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL), the so-called "good" cholesterol, and raised heart attack risk in the general population. But in people with a gene mutation that lowers HDL...

Without Primary Care, Less Awareness of Chronic Ills

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By Genevra Pittman

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In a new U.S. study, people who said emergency rooms were their usual site of medical care were less likely to know they had chronic conditions, including high blood pressure and high cholesterol, than those who got primary care at doctors' offices or clinics.

People who don't see a primary care doctor, whether because they lack insurance, time or transportation, wait longer to seek treatment for their symptoms and don't get checked out as...