AARP: Study Questions the Need to Fast for Cholesterol Test, 10/13/2014

October 13, 2014

Medical appointments can be time consuming and intimidating, but some good news is that fasting may not actually be necessary for cholesterol testing.  Two studies over the past two years have found it may be more of a nuisance than necessity to require patients to fast prior to have their lipid levels tested.

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MAYO CLINIC: Should children be tested for high cholesterol?, 08/15/2014

August 15, 2014

Should children be tested for high cholesterol?

It is well known that adults should be screened for high cholesterol, but what about children? The answer is YES! The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests that children should be screened for high cholesterol between ages 9 and 11, and again between 17 and 21. Screening for high cholesterol is important for managing diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure, as well as for detecting high fat levels in the arteries. If your child does have high cholesterol …

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MAYO CLINIC: Lifestyle Changes Can Help Reduce Cholesterol, 7/24/2014

July 24, 2014

Lifestyle Changes Can Help Reduce Cholesterol

Have you been diagnosed with high cholesterol? Does high cholesterol run in your family? High cholesterol levels increase risk of heart disease and heart attacks. If you are prone to high cholesterol or taking medication to control your cholesterol levels, consider making lifestyle changes to manage your cholesterol. By following these 5 lifestyle habits you can lower and manage cholesterol levels. (Talk to your doctor before making any serious changes.)

Maintain a healthy weight. Having excess weight can increase your cholesterol. …

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