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  1. Cholesterol Too High in Many Women

    May 15, 2007 -- Women may need to put cholesterol on their list of things to discuss with their doctor, a new study suggests. The study, published online in Women's Health Issues, shows that among high-risk patients, optimal levels of LDL "bad" cholesterol may be less common among men than women. Hi

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  2. Trial Cholesterol Drug Strikes Out

    March 27, 2007 (New Orleans) -- Three new studies show that the novel cholesterol drug torcetrapib fails to slow plaque buildup in the arteries. Torcetrapib was also recently linked to an increased risk of heart attacks and death. Additionally, the new drug may raise blood pressure, the research sug

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  3. Crestor Halts Artery Thickening

    March 26, 2007 (New Orleans) -- The statin drug Crestor, already used to lower levels of bad cholesterol and boost levels of the good kind, also stops the thickening of arteries in people at low risk of heart attacks and strokes, according to a new study. Thickening of arterial walls is a precursor

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  4. Cocoa Boosts "Good" Cholesterol

    March 9, 2007 -- Drinking cocoa each day may boost levels of HDL ("good") cholesterol, Japanese researchers report. Researchers, who included Kazuo Kondo, MD, PhD, of Tokyo's Ochanomizu University, studied 25 healthy Japanese men with normal or mildly high cholesterol levels. None of the men were ta

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  5. Garlic May Not Lower Cholesterol

    Feb. 26, 2007 -- Garlic may not improve the cholesterol profiles of people with moderately high levels of "bad" cholesterol, a new study shows. The researchers tested raw garlic and two different garlic supplements on nearly 200 adults with moderately high levels of LDL ("bad") cholesterol. After si

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  6. Cholesterol Drug Trials Cancelled

    Dec. 4, 2006 -- The drug company Pfizer has suspended all clinical trials of its experimental cholesterol drug, torcetrapib, due to possible heart risks. The drug has never been on the market. It was still being tested in phase III trials, the last stage of clinical trial required for FDA review. To

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  7. Statin Drugs May Help the Healthy

    Nov. 27, 2006 -- Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs may prevent heart attacks and strokes among people who don't already have cardiovascular disease, a study shows. Researchers say their analysis of previous studies shows statins may benefit those without cardiovascular disease or elevated cholestero

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  8. More People Could Benefit From Statins

    Nov. 9, 2006 -- Cholesterol-lowering statin therapy is both beneficial and cost-effective for a wider range of the population than has previously been treated with the drugs, a new study suggests. Researchers from the University of Oxford who conducted a cost analysis of statins concluded that even

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  9. Cholesterol Drugs May Be Underused

    Dec. 6, 2006 -- Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs can't help your heart if you don't take them properly, Dutch researchers warn. They included Fernie Penning-van Beest, PhD, of the Pharmo Institute, located in Utrecht, Netherlands. The institute's clients include drug companies. "Drugs are only real

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  10. 'Just for Teens' Cholesterol Analysis

    Aug. 29, 2006 - A new system for interpreting cholesterol levels in teens could help better identify those at risk for heart disease as adults, researchers say. Unlike the current guidelines, the proposed classification system factors in an adolescent's age and gender when determining normal and abn

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Congratulations! Your total cholesterol level is in the Desirable range, and your level of "bad" LDL cholesterol is optimal.

Congratulations! Your total cholesterol level is in the Desirable range, and your level of "bad" LDL cholesterol is near optimal.

Your total cholesterol level is in the Desirable range, but your level of "bad" LDL cholesterol is borderline high. If your LDL goes higher, your total cholesterol level could become Borderline High. Consider reducing the amount of foods you eat with saturated fats and increasing physical activity. If you get more exercise, your level of "good" HDL cholesterol may increase, which could also help to keep your levels of LDL and total cholesterol in check.

Your total cholesterol level is in the Desirable range, but your level of "bad" LDL cholesterol is High. This may mean that your level of high-density lipoprotein (HDL), or "good" cholesterol, is too low. It is best to have a high level of "good" HDL and a low level of "bad" LDL. The HDL helps keep your LDL level in check. Ask your doctor for your HDL level. If your HDL is low, increasing your physical activity can increase it, which may help reduce your LDL level.

Your total cholesterol level is in the Desirable range, but your level of "bad" LDL cholesterol is Very High. This may mean that your level of high-density lipoprotein (HDL), or "good" cholesterol, is too low. It is best to have a high level of "good" HDL and a low level of "bad" LDL because the HDL helps keep your LDL level in check. Ask your doctor for your HDL level. If your HDL is low, increasing your physical activity can increase it, which may help reduce your LDL level.

Your total cholesterol level is Borderline High, but fortunately your level of "bad" LDL cholesterol is optimal. This could mean you have a high level of high-density lipoprotein, or "good" HDL cholesterol, which protects against heart disease. Or you could have other non-measured increases in LDL-like particles that can increase heart disease. Your LDL level also could be optimal if you are taking a statin medication. Please check with your doctor to get your complete lipid profile and see if you may need additional treatment. In the meantime, find more information on WebMD's Cholesterol Health Center.

Your total cholesterol level is Borderline High, but fortunately your level of "bad" LDL cholesterol is near optimal. This could mean you have a high level of high-density lipoprotein, or "good" HDL cholesterol, which protects against heart disease. Or you could have other non-measured increases in LDL-like particles that can increase heart disease. Your LDL level also could be optimal if you are taking a statin medication. Please check with your doctor to get your complete lipid profile and see if you may need additional treatment. In the meantime, find more information on WebMD's Cholesterol Health Center.

Your total cholesterol level is Borderline High. Your level of "bad" LDL cholesterol is Borderline High, too. Working to bring down your total cholesterol decreases your LDL cholesterol level. You can do this by exercising more and eating less food with saturated fats. Check food labels!

Your total cholesterol level is Borderline High. Your level of "bad" LDL cholesterol is High. Working to bring down your total cholesterol decreases your LDL cholesterol level. You can do this by exercising more and eating less food with saturated fats. Check food labels!

Your total cholesterol level is Borderline High. But your level of "bad" LDL cholesterol is Very High. Working to bring down your total cholesterol decreases your LDL cholesterol level. You can do this by exercising more and eating less food with saturated fats. Check food labels!

Your total cholesterol is High, but your level of "bad" LDL cholesterol is optimal. This could mean you have a high level of high-density lipoprotein, or "good" HDL cholesterol, which protects against heart disease. Or you could have elevated secondary lipids, such as non-HDL particles that increase the risk of heart disease. Your LDL level also could be optimal if you are taking a statin medication. Please check with your doctor to get your complete lipid profile and see if you may need additional treatment. In the meantime, find more information on WebMD's Cholesterol Health Center.

Your total cholesterol is High, but your level of "bad" LDL cholesterol is near optimal. This could mean you have a high level of high-density lipoprotein, or "good" HDL cholesterol, which protects against heart disease. Or you could have elevated secondary lipids, such as non-HDL particles that increase the risk of heart disease. Your LDL level also could be optimal if you are taking a statin medication. Please check with your doctor to get your complete lipid profile and see if you may need additional treatment. In the meantime, find more information on WebMD's Cholesterol Health Center.

Your total cholesterol level is High. Your level of "bad" LDL cholesterol is Borderline High. Working to bring down your total cholesterol decreases your LDL cholesterol level. You can do this by exercising more and eating less food with saturated fats. Check food labels!

Your total cholesterol level is High. Your level of "bad" LDL cholesterol is High, too. Working to bring down your total cholesterol decreases your LDL cholesterol level. You can do this by exercising more and eating less food with saturated fats. Check food labels! If you are struggling to bring down your total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol levels, your doctor may prescribe medication, such as statins. Following medication, dietary, and exercise instructions should result in improvements.

Your total cholesterol level is High, and your level of "bad" LDL cholesterol is Very High. Working to bring down your total cholesterol decreases your LDL cholesterol level. You can do this by exercising more and eating less food with saturated fats. Check food labels! If you are struggling to bring down your total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol levels, your doctor may prescribe statins or other cholesterol-lowering medications.

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