BIRMINGHAM, Ala., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The VAP(R) Cholesterol Test recently gained the honor of being a component in one of nine steps to a longer life. TRANSCEND: Nine Steps to Living Well Forever (Rodale, 2009) by anti-aging authority Terry Grossman, M.D., and world-renowned futurist Ray Kurzweil, identifies the VAP advanced lipid profile as one of the future technologies in cardiovascular risk assessment.
Grossman, the book's co-author and medical director of The Grossman Wellness Center (www.grossmanwellness.com) in Golden, Colo., describes how America's greatest health threat is lack of early detection and lack of testing. Grossman, who uses the VAP Test at his Denver-area practice, said he believes that virtually all disease is discoverable and, with an aggressive approach, treatable.
The VAP (Vertical Auto Profile) Test is manufactured by Atherotech, Inc., a cardio-diagnostic company based in Birmingham, Ala. Company President Mike Mullen said inclusion of the VAP Test in the book furthers the validity of the test and its ability to identify cardiovascular risks far better than the standard cholesterol test.
"By highlighting the VAP Test in this powerful book on health and longevity, the authors recognize the unique cardiovascular assessment that our test provides to proactive, preventive-minded physicians and their patients," Mullen said.
TRANSCEND is described as a practical, easy-to-understand application of the breakthrough scientific findings on life extension. Under the heading of "How To Keep Your Heart Beating" in the chapter entitled "Blood Tests For Early Detection Of Cardiovascular Disease," the authors state:
"When a standard panel is run, the total cholesterol, HDL and triglycerides are measured, while the LDL is calculated from the
|SOURCE Atherotech, Inc.|
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