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:7/1/2015)... ... July 01, 2015 , ... The ... Levaquin ( http://www.injurybeacon.com/levaquin/lawsuit/ ) has granted the Defendants’ Motion for Summary Judgment. According ... Virginia on June 26th, the Court rejected the Plaintiff’s assertion that one ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... ... July 01, 2015 , ... Ormco Corporation, ... that its fifth annual Smile for a Lifetime Foundation (S4L) fundraising event held ... In addition to supporting S4L in its mission to provide free quality orthodontic ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... ... 01, 2015 , ... Renowned rhinoplasty surgeon and Symposium Chairman, ... Rhinoplasty Symposium . Set for March 6th - 8th, the 2016 meeting will be ... basic training and fundamentals of nasal surgery through the most modern advancements and updates ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... Tenn. (PRWEB) , ... July 01, 2015 , ... The ... held rain or shine Saturday, July 11, 2015, at 6 p.m. in Pugh Bourne ... free and includes pony rides, a petting zoo, an Elvis impersonator, a silent auction ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... ... July 01, 2015 , ... Trevor L. Williams, DMD holds a ... continued at USF earning a Master’s degree in Microbiology. He graduated from the University ... American Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Levaquin Lawsuit Attorneys at Bernstein Liebhard LLP Comment on Decision to Grant Summary Judgment in Generic Drug Case 2Health News:Levaquin Lawsuit Attorneys at Bernstein Liebhard LLP Comment on Decision to Grant Summary Judgment in Generic Drug Case 3Health News:The Forum Fundraiser Raises $80,000 for the Smile for a Lifetime Foundation 2Health News:The Forum Fundraiser Raises $80,000 for the Smile for a Lifetime Foundation 3Health News:Dr. Rod J. Rohrich Announces Dates for 2016 Dallas Rhinoplasty Symposium 2Health News:Dr. Rod J. Rohrich Announces Dates for 2016 Dallas Rhinoplasty Symposium 3Health News:Trevor L. Williams, D.M.D. Joins Enlow & Vance Dental Partners in Tampa, Florida 2
... WASHINGTON, July 24 Yesterday, the U.S. House ... (R-IN) which prohibits HHS (Health and Human Services) funding for programs ... blood-borne pathogens such as HIV and hepatitis. The amendment reads as ... of the bill (before the short title), insert the following: Sec.___. ...
... , , , PITTSBURGH, ... to 28 nonprofit organizations in Pennsylvania to assist programs that ... Highmark,s Employee Volunteer Grant Program, which reinforces the company,s appreciation ... , , Highmark ...
... , , FT. MYERS, Fla., July ... leading provider of cancer genetics testing services announced today that it ... ABT ). The Agreement provides for Abbott to supply ... situ hybridization)-based test for the diagnosis of melanoma. In ...
... PITTSBURGH, July 24 Cardiorobotics, Inc., a medical ... wide range of surgical and interventional applications has closed on ... The round was led by Eagle Ventures and its co-investors, ... and affiliated investors. , , ...
... , , The Authority offers patients ... Safety Advisories for improved patient safety , ... Safety Authority supports "National Patient Safety Day," Saturday, July 25, which ... take an active role in their healthcare. , ...
... COLUMBIA, S.C., July 24 UCI Medical Affiliates, Inc. (Other ... Executive Vice-President of Finance, Chief Financial Officer, and Secretary of ... 23, 2009 in federal court to criminal charges for falsifying ... and Exchange Commission. On the eight reports that were ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Highmark Inc. Awards $14,000 to 28 Pennsylvania Nonprofit Organizations 2Health News:Highmark Inc. Awards $14,000 to 28 Pennsylvania Nonprofit Organizations 3Health News:Highmark Inc. Awards $14,000 to 28 Pennsylvania Nonprofit Organizations 4Health News:Highmark Inc. Awards $14,000 to 28 Pennsylvania Nonprofit Organizations 5Health News:Highmark Inc. Awards $14,000 to 28 Pennsylvania Nonprofit Organizations 6Health News:Highmark Inc. Awards $14,000 to 28 Pennsylvania Nonprofit Organizations 7Health News:Highmark Inc. Awards $14,000 to 28 Pennsylvania Nonprofit Organizations 8Health News:Highmark Inc. Awards $14,000 to 28 Pennsylvania Nonprofit Organizations 9Health News:NeoGenomics Enters into Strategic Supply Agreement with Abbott for Development of a Melanoma Cancer Test 2Health News:NeoGenomics Enters into Strategic Supply Agreement with Abbott for Development of a Melanoma Cancer Test 3Health News:NeoGenomics Enters into Strategic Supply Agreement with Abbott for Development of a Melanoma Cancer Test 4Health News:Cardiorobotics Closes $11.6M Series A Financing to Advance Clinical Development of Snake Robot for Surgery 2Health News:Cardiorobotics Closes $11.6M Series A Financing to Advance Clinical Development of Snake Robot for Surgery 3Health News:Cardiorobotics Closes $11.6M Series A Financing to Advance Clinical Development of Snake Robot for Surgery 4Health News:Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority Supports 'National Patient Safety Day' 2Health News:Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority Supports 'National Patient Safety Day' 3Health News:UCI Medical Affiliates, Inc.'s Internal Investigation Leads to Former Executive Officer Pleading Guilty to Criminal Charges 2
(Date:7/1/2015)... , July 1, 2015 According ... Equipment Market by Method (Biochemical (Calcium Phosphate, Lipofection, Dendrimers), ... - Analysis & Global Forecast to 2020", published by ... to reach around $957.9 Million by 2020 with a ... Browse 116 market T ables and 33 ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... , July 1, 2015  Celsion Corporation (NASDAQ: ... announced that Michael H. Tardugno , Chairman, President ... Fitzgerald,s Inaugural Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, July 8, 2015, ... at Le Parker Meridien Hotel located at 119 W. ... 10019. A copy of the presentation will ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... July 1, 2015 Radiant Insights ... Stationary Oxygen Concentrators Market Shares, Strategy, and Forecasts, ... achieve continuing growth as the aging population worldwide needs ... respiratory conditions where oxygen is able to improve the ... devices have become affordable and support a mobile lifestyle ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Transfection Reagents and Equipment Market Worth $957.9 Million by 2020 2Transfection Reagents and Equipment Market Worth $957.9 Million by 2020 3Transfection Reagents and Equipment Market Worth $957.9 Million by 2020 4Celsion Corporation to Present at Cantor Fitzgerald's Inaugural Healthcare Conference on July 8, 2015 2Stationary Oxygen Concentrators Market to Reach $2 Billion by 2021: Radiant Insights, Inc. 2Stationary Oxygen Concentrators Market to Reach $2 Billion by 2021: Radiant Insights, Inc. 3Stationary Oxygen Concentrators Market to Reach $2 Billion by 2021: Radiant Insights, Inc. 4
The NPB-40 Handheld Pulse Oximeter is both compact and affordable. It is simple to operate, provides spot-check monitoring of SpO 2 and pulse rate, and is compact enough to fit in your pocket....
... handheld oximeter has been converted to the ... now compatible with the entire line of ... Sensor and SoftCare Nonadhesive Sensors. The redesigned ... Nellcor's latest advanced signal processing technology, which ...
... expanding the growing portfolio of OxiMax® ... is a compact, affordable bedside monitor. ... processing technology, it offers reliable operation ... compatible with the complete family of ...
The Model 900 is a new desk top pulse oximeter that was designed for continuous pulse oximetry and has visual and audible alarms to aid with patient monitoring. It also incorporates an LCD waveform m...
Medicine Products: