Navigation Links
Incidence of High Cholesterol Drops in U.S.
Date:11/17/2009

Down by 30 percent, but those with high levels often don't know it, study finds

TUESDAY, Nov. 17 (HealthDay News) -- The good news is that a new report shows the percentage of American adults with high LDL cholesterol, the "bad" kind that clogs arteries, decreased by about one-third between 1999 and 2006.

The bad news is that too many of those who have dangerously high levels of LDL cholesterol don't know it, said study author Dr. Elena V. Kuklina, an epidemiologist and senior service fellow at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Her research is published in the Nov. 18 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

"In the group with high LDL cholesterol, 60 percent of these people do not know they have this condition," Kuklina said. "They are in two major groups -- those who have never been screened, and those who have been screened but not diagnosed."

It is not as easy to test for LDL, rather than total blood cholesterol levels, including "good" HDL, Kuklina said. An LDL test requires fasting for the previous eight hours, "and if you are not prepared for this test, it is not going to be correct," she said. But testing someone and then not informing that person of a dangerously high LDL cholesterol level is not easy to explain, she said.

While many studies have found that overall cholesterol levels in American adults are decreasing, there has not been much information on LDL levels, Kuklina said. The study she did with colleagues at the CDC used data from consecutive results of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. It found that overall prevalence of high LDL cholesterol levels decreased from 31.5 percent in 1999-2000 to 21.2 percent in 2005-2006.

But there is no single definition of high LDL, the report noted. For persons at high risk of major problems because they have diagnosed heart disease, stroke or other cardiovascular conditions, the d
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Drop in breast cancer incidence linked to hormone use, not mammograms
2. Susan G. Komen For The Cure, Karmanos Cancer Institute, Local Hospitals Call on Policymakers to Address Injustice and Unfairness in Breast Cancer Incidence and Mortality
3. Ranexa(R) Significantly Reduces Incidence of CV Death, MI or Recurrent Ischemia in MERLIN TIMI-36 Patients With Elevated BNP
4. Cancer Incidence in the United States: A Progress Report
5. Puget Sound Komen for the Cure, Former First Lady Mona Locke, Washington Health Leaders and Breast Cancer Survivors Call for Action to Reduce States High Breast Cancer Incidence
6. New Asia Pacific Statistics Reveal an Alarming Incidence of HIV in MSM
7. Link between treating osteoporosis with bisphosphonates and incidence of bone necrosis examined
8. Mayo researchers look for explanation behind high incidence of diabetes among Asian Indians
9. Mayo Researchers Look for Explanation Behind High Incidence of Diabetes Among Asian Indians
10. Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R) Calls on Policymakers to Address Unfairness in Breast Cancer Incidence and Mortality
11. Medical Research Should Include More Women Participants and Examine the Role of Gender in Disease Incidence and Treatment
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/18/2014)... University School of Medicine researchers have been awarded two-year ... Novo Nordisk announced this month. Of the 110 initial ... Biologics Science Forum Program, only four projects were funded, ... They are Jonathan Powell, M.D., Ph.D.; G. William Wong, ... Powell, a professor of oncology, will use his $500,000 ...
(Date:4/18/2014)... Fraser University psychologists have made a brain-related discovery ... attention-deficit disorders. , This discovery opens up the ... or suppress a specific brain activity that the ... , The Journal of Neuroscience has ... John McDonald, an associate professor of psychology and ...
(Date:4/18/2014)... to potential new treatments for breaking the cycle of ... or scarring, is a hallmark of the disease, and ... to serious organ damage and, in some cases, death. ... findings made by Swati Bhattacharyya, PhD, research assistant professor ... protein plays in promoting fibrosis. , "Our results ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... identified the first genetic variant specifically associated with ... for around 10-15 per cent of all breast ... the breast cancer sub-type, called invasive lobular carcinoma, ... of this particular kind of breast cancer, which ... published today (Thursday) in the journal PloS ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... today in PLOS Pathogens , children who live ... can mount an immune response to infection with malaria ... of high fever and illness and partially control the ... may help researchers develop future interventions that prevent or ... Each year, approximately 200 million cases of malaria occur ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Scientists discover brain's anti-distraction system 2Health News:New clues on tissue scarring in scleroderma 2Health News:First genetic link discovered to difficult-to-diagnose breast cancer sub-type 2Health News:First genetic link discovered to difficult-to-diagnose breast cancer sub-type 3Health News:Study sheds light on how the immune system protects children from malaria 2
... 23 (HealthDay News) -- Implantable devices designed to ... death among heart failure patients are as effective ... they are in controlled study environments, new research ... analysis of nearly 186,000 patients outfitted with either ...
... Richmond, Va. (Nov. 22, 2010) Researchers at Virginia ... for its involvement in tumor cell development, growth and ... chemotherapy. By inhibiting the expression of this gene, doctors ... treating aggressive cancers such as breast, liver and prostate ...
... Elderly adults can improve their vision with perceptual training, according ... Boston University that has implications for the health and mobility ... improved visual performance in early stages of visual processing," appears ... Vision . It was funded by a $3.5 million grant ...
... News) -- Increased efforts to prevent several lifestyle-related diseases ... year in medical costs, researchers say. Using 2003-2005 ... estimated how reductions in the rates of diabetes, high ... spending. The findings were released online Nov. 18 ...
... HealthDay Reporter , MONDAY, Nov. 22 (HealthDay ... therapy with either warfarin or a combination of Plavix ... Both therapies are prescribed for millions of Americans ... attack or stroke. But the Plavix-aspirin combination was thought ...
... and droplets are the primary ways influenza spreads. ... In a study published in the current issue ... ( http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/abs/10.1086/656743 ), the authors examined such an ... On April 4, 2008, seven inpatients in ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News: Implanted Heart Devices Have 'Real-World' Benefits: Study 2Health News: Implanted Heart Devices Have 'Real-World' Benefits: Study 3Health News:New function of gene in promoting cancer found by VCU researchers 2Health News:Perceptual training improves vision of the elderly 2Health News:Disease Prevention Could Save U.S. Billions of Dollars Annually 2Health News: Bleeding Risk With Plavix-Aspirin Regimen May Be Serious 2Health News: Bleeding Risk With Plavix-Aspirin Regimen May Be Serious 3
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014 Most osteoporosis patients ... to a recent online survey* sponsored by Mission Pharmacal ... the National Osteoporosis Foundation online support community, revealed that ... medication that comes in a form other than a ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Jan. 15, 2014  Celsion Corporation (the "Company") (NASDAQ: ... from institutional investors to purchase an aggregate of approximately ... at-the-market registered direct offering, led by a dedicated health ... purchase agreements with these investors pursuant to which the ...
(Date:1/15/2014)...  Manufacturers, suppliers and distributors of innovative medical-related products ... most important business assets, intellectual property (IP). ... Because of the highly-competitive nature of the Medical ... most litigious industry sectors of cases involving IP ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Mission Pharmacal Conducts Online Survey of Osteoporosis Patients 2Mission Pharmacal Conducts Online Survey of Osteoporosis Patients 3Celsion Corporation Announces $15 Million At-The-Market Registered Direct Offering 2Celsion Corporation Announces $15 Million At-The-Market Registered Direct Offering 3Intellectual Property Insurance for Medical-related Products and Services 2
... N.C., Feb. 10, 2012  Viztek, the digital radiology solution ... U-Arm at Edison Metuchen Orthopaedic Group (EMOG) in Edison, ... psychiatrist with onsite x-ray and access to an MRI facility ... EMOG performs between 65 and 85 x-ray procedures ...
... PRINCETON, N.J., Feb. 10, 2012 Soligenix, Inc. ... stage biopharmaceutical company, announced preliminary results today from ... time-release formulation of oral beclomethasone 17,21-dipropionate (oral BDP), ... The Phase 1/2 protocol BDP-ENT-01 was ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Soligenix Announces Results From Its Phase 1/2 Clinical Trial of SGX201 for the Prevention of Acute Radiation Enteritis 2Soligenix Announces Results From Its Phase 1/2 Clinical Trial of SGX201 for the Prevention of Acute Radiation Enteritis 3Soligenix Announces Results From Its Phase 1/2 Clinical Trial of SGX201 for the Prevention of Acute Radiation Enteritis 4Soligenix Announces Results From Its Phase 1/2 Clinical Trial of SGX201 for the Prevention of Acute Radiation Enteritis 5
... with BD Xstar Blade includes a specially ... blade in prodedure and handling. The ... grind-less process for manufacturing surgical blades. ... consistency. The arch style, single-bevel geometry ...
... Knife with BD Xstar Blade includes a ... the blade in prodedure and handling. ... a grind-less process for manufacturing surgical blades. ... and consistency. The arch style, single-bevel ...
Bio-Rad's Genetic Systems HIV-1/HIV-2 PLUS O EIA is a unique assay that detects the broadest range of HIV....
An advanced microprocessor-controlled unit with superior reliability and reproducible power. Its modern electronics provides the precision and control a surgeon expects....
Medicine Products: