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  1. Cholesterol Drug Safety Questioned

    May 18, 2004 -- Citing a growing list of patients with life-threatening side effects, a citizens group has renewed its call for the FDA to ban the cholesterol-lowering drug Crestor. Crestor is one of the most powerful cholesterol-lowering drugs on the market. It's also the newest. U.S. approval in A

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  2. Tangerine Peels May Lower Cholesterol

    May 12, 2004 -- Tangerine peels have more potent health benefits than the juice and could have powerful cholesterol-lowering potential, a new study shows. Previous studies have shown numerous health benefits from drinking citrus juices like orange and grapefruit juice -- including their anti-inflamm

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  3. Study: Cholesterol Levels Change With the Seasons

    April 26, 2004 -- The amount of artery-clogging cholesterol running through your veins may peak during the winter months, but don't go blaming the fruitcake just yet. A new study shows that total cholesterol level may change with the seasons and reach their highest point in December for men and in J

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  4. Trans Fat Raises Bad Cholesterol

    April 19, 2004 -- Trans fats aren't listed on nutrition labels. But trans fats are in virtually all packaged foods -- and now there's evidence showing they cause can raise bad cholesterol levels. There's already proof that trans fats cause heart disease but a new study involving pigs shows that two

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  5. Drug Raises 'Good' HDL Cholesterol Levels

    April 7, 2004 -- A new treatment may help people improve their cholesterol levels and potentially lower the risk of heart attack and other complications. Researchers found that a medication that stops a protein known as CETP can significantly increase levels of the so-called "good" HDL cholesterol w

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  6. Cholesterol Should Be Lower Than Thought

    March 8, 2004 (New Orleans) - Current cholesterol recommendations may not be enough to help some people prevent death from heart disease. That's the latest finding from cardiologists studying the use of cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins. Specialists at a meeting say that LDL "bad" cholestero

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  7. Statin Cholesterol Drugs Lower Stroke Risk

    March 4, 2004 -- Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs can prevent strokes among high-risk people, a new study shows. "Statin therapy should now be considered routinely for all patients at high risk of stroke, irrespective of their initial cholesterol concentrations or the presence of heart disease," wr

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  8. Longevity May Run in Your Blood

    Oct. 14, 2003 -- Size matters when it comes to your blood and the secret to long life. A new study of people with exceptional longevity and their offspring show they have larger-than-normal high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) particles in their blood. Lipoproteins are pa

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  9. Tea Good for Heart Disease, Cancer

    Oct. 1, 2003 -- The evidence is building: Several cups of tea daily can help your high cholesterol and even cut the damage caused by smoking -- and possibly prevent cancer and heart disease. In studies, tea drinking has been shown effective in lowering high cholesterol and in cancer prevention. But

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  10. Calorie for Calorie, We're Eating Better

    Sept. 10, 2003 -- Despite the country's current obesity epidemic, calorie for calorie, Americans have been eating healthier in recent decades. In particular, we've significantly cut back on the most deadly of all dietary factors in the risk of heart disease -- trans-fatty acids. A new study surveyin

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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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