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

esired LDL level is 100 milligrams per deciliter of blood. For those at intermediate risk because they have two or more risk factors, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, smoking or a family history of heart trouble, the desired level is 130. For those at low risk because they have no more than one risk factor, the desired level can be as high as 160.

A troubling finding was that the greatest incidence of dangerously high LDL cholesterol is in the high-risk group. The prevalence of high LDL did decrease in that group, but only from 69.4 percent in the first survey to 58.9 percent in the last survey, the study authors reported.

As for the cause of the overall reduction, "we don't know why, we can only speculate," Kuklina said. It could be changes in lifestyle, such as better diet, or it could be more widespread use of cholesterol-lowering medications such as statins, she said.

"But we still have many people we could put on statins," Kuklina noted.

It's important to remember that LDL cholesterol is just "one of many risk factors for cardiovascular disease," said Dr. Thomas A. Gaziano, an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and an associate physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and co-author of an accompanying editorial.

Doctors must consider all the risk factors when dealing with cardiovascular disease, Gaziano said. "We recommend simplifying how the risk is calculated," he said. "Once the risk is determined, therapy should be based on overall risk, not just on cholesterol."

There are different recommendations about the age at which cholesterol screening should begin, Kuklina noted. The CDC, the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and the American Heart Association recommend that screening tests should start at age 20, she said.

"I don't think it unreasonable to get screened once in the 20s, and then with increasing frequency in the 30s," Gaziano said.


'/>"/>

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:8/29/2015)... ... August 29, 2015 , ... People who have heart or ... or asthma, are at higher risk from wildfire smoke especially in Calgary, Alberta.Those ... heart-rhythm problems (arrhythmia or irregular heartbeat) are also sensitive to air pollution. ...
(Date:8/29/2015)... ... August 29, 2015 , ... Vascular Health Sciences ... sell Arterosil and Arterosil HP, and that all claims and counterclaims have been ... Sciences, LLC (VHS) in the United States District Court for the Southern District ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... ... August 28, 2015 , ... An online provider of CPAP machines, masks, supplies, ... CPAP equipment more affordable by offering shipping at no cost to you, directly to ... orders of any size. My Cpap Store is located in Las Vegas, Nevada. , ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... ... 28, 2015 , ... An article published August 19th by the ... gone through to open a pizzeria in Westchester. Mr. LaRocco was aware from opening ... months, but the current process, having already gone on for over a year, is ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... Falls Church, VA (PRWEB) , ... ... ... and Cybersecurity Risk Management for Medical Devices:, Understanding the FDA’s Position and ... – Rockville, MD, http://www.fdanews.com/cybersecuritymd , This workshop, chaired by internationally ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Heart Fit Clinic Sounds the Alarm on Forest Fire Smoke and Chronic Heart Disease in Calgary Area 2Health News:My Cpap Store Now Offering Delivery Special 0 Cost to You 2Health News:Article on Building Approval Process for LA Business Highlights the Need for a Bridge Between Businesses and City Officials, says Fire Protection Group Inc. 2Health News:FDAnews Announces — Software and Cybersecurity Risk Management for Medical Devices: Understanding the FDA’s Position and Best Practices for Compliance, Oct. 14-15 2Health News:FDAnews Announces — Software and Cybersecurity Risk Management for Medical Devices: Understanding the FDA’s Position and Best Practices for Compliance, Oct. 14-15 3Health News:FDAnews Announces — Software and Cybersecurity Risk Management for Medical Devices: Understanding the FDA’s Position and Best Practices for Compliance, Oct. 14-15 4Health News:FDAnews Announces — Software and Cybersecurity Risk Management for Medical Devices: Understanding the FDA’s Position and Best Practices for Compliance, Oct. 14-15 5
... ventromedial prefrontal cortex may be associated with how people ... event.// ,Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital have ... factor that affects the incidence of people developing anxiety ... , ,People who go through an intense and ...
... death was reported after being given an unauthorized Hepatitis A ... province of Anhui were administered the Hepatitis A vaccine on ... ,Li Wei a six-year-old child suffered an unspecified infection ... following which she died a few days later. Some of ...
... risk of cellular rejection after a heart transplant// ... ,The drug, a humanized monoclonal antibody, is directed ... ,Patients who were taken into the Study ... ,The primary endpoint was a composite of moderate ...
... 75 million people in the United States, Europe and Japan ... recommended that drinking calcium water may help in reducing osteoporosis., ... majority of the people do not consume enough of this ... individuals with osteoporosis but for many teenagers, and those in ...
... People who remain angry for considerable periood of time may ... ,Reserachers of University of California, Berkeley, had found that feeing ... like lowering of the immune functions, urge to pick up ... life. ,Reserachers who had done a survey of the ...
... consumption of fruits, vegetables and foods high in fibre can ... heart disease. ,Western cuisines are not so high in ... in the diet. ,10 healthy individuals were taken as ... of them. The diets were a vegetarian diet rich in ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Fibre Rich Food A Boon For Lowering Cholesterol 2
(Date:8/28/2015)... , Aug. 28, 2015 ... announced the addition of the "Investigation Report ... their offering. Developed by Pharmacia & ... receptor agonist which effectively reduces intraocular pressure. As ... latanoprost (under the trade name of Xalatan) entered ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... , August 28, 2015 The ... in collaboration with one of the leading academics in the ... (current world record holder in life extension for model animals ... into biology of aging and age-related diseases, primarily, around the ... work has just been published as "Stability analysis of a ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... 28, 2015 Perrigo Company plc ("Perrigo") (NYSE: ... N.V. ("Mylan") (NASDAQ: MYL ) shareholder vote regarding ... "Our views of Mylan,s offer to Perrigo shareholders have ... our Board,s careful reflection of the value available to ... choices that Mylan has allowed its shareholders to consider," ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:China Latanoprost Market Investigation Report 2015-2019 2Gero: Physics Meets Biology to Help Defeat Aging 2Gero: Physics Meets Biology to Help Defeat Aging 3Perrigo Confident Its Shareholders Will Reject Mylan's Value Destructive Transaction 2Perrigo Confident Its Shareholders Will Reject Mylan's Value Destructive Transaction 3Perrigo Confident Its Shareholders Will Reject Mylan's Value Destructive Transaction 4Perrigo Confident Its Shareholders Will Reject Mylan's Value Destructive Transaction 5
... 8, 2011 Reportlinker.com announces that a new ... Europe Drug Delivery Devices Market ... Europe Drug Delivery Devices Market ... GlobalData,s new report, "Europe Drug Delivery ...
... June 8, 2011 Edison Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced ... has granted orphan drug designation to EPI-743 for ... these mitochondrial diseases affect an estimated 60,000 individuals. ... 1982, provides incentives for companies to pursue treatments ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Reportlinker Adds Europe Drug Delivery Devices Market Outlook to 2017 2Edison Pharmaceuticals Announces FDA Grants EPI-743 Orphan Drug Designation 2
... Innovators in Anesthesia and Respiratory Products, ... medical devices for Anesthesia and Respiratory professionals. ... products that enhance the clinician's ability to ... attention to the bottom line. , ...
... Innovators in Anesthesia and Respiratory Products, ... quality medical devices for Anesthesia and Respiratory ... manufacture products that enhance the clinician's ability ... close attention to the bottom line. , ...
... optimum lung penetration for maximum therapeutic benefit. ... µ at 6-8 LPM. Latex-free components. Usable ... the world leader in airway management products, ... proven technology by offering top brands in ...
... makeshift, modified nebulizer setups to deliver CNT ... when your patient is critical? OMNI~MAX has ... in Heliox rescue therapy. In severe obstructive ... standard of care in hospitals across the ...
Medicine Products: