Tag Archive: cholesterol

May 04

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA)

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) has issued new guidelines on the secondary prevention of stroke. While the guidelines stress upon the importance of blood pressure, cholesterol, weight, and exercise, they also include some important new recommendations like screening stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA) survivors for diabetes and obesity, monitoring for atrial fibrillation …

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Apr 26

According to a new study, patients with high cholesterol levels prescribed statins have increased their caloric intake by nearly 10%

According to a new study, patients with high cholesterol levels prescribed statins have increased their caloric intake by nearly 10% and their intake of fat by 14% over the recent 10–year period. On the contrary, no changes in eating habits have been observed among statin nonusers.

Mar 31

A new study has revealed that one in three children in Texas undergoing routine lipid screening in primary–care pediatric clinics have cholesterol levels considered high or borderline high

A new study has revealed that one in three children in Texas undergoing routine lipid screening in primary–care pediatric clinics have cholesterol levels considered high or borderline high. About 46% of children had borderline–high or elevated levels and 44% had HDL–cholesterol levels that were low or borderline low. The findings of the study will be …

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