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A New Guideline for Treating Hypertriglyceridemia

Hypertriglyceridemia can substantially increase the likelihood of patients developing heart disease when compared with those who have normal triglyceride levels. While treatment strategies for this condition are well...

Lipid Levels Improving Nationwide

Lipid levels among adults in the United States appear to have improved between 1988 and 2010, according to a cross-sectional data analysis. Average total cholesterol decreased from 206 mg/dL to 196 mg/dL. Average LDL-cholesterol...

Cholesterol Levels on the Decline

The objective of Healthy People 2010, a nationwide health promotion and disease prevention agenda, to have 17% or fewer Americans with high total cholesterol appears to have been met, according to a data brief from the CDC....

Protecting Against CVD in Type 2 Diabetes

Clinicians should take an active role in helping their patients with type 2 diabetes protect themselves from developing cardiovascular disease, or CVD, in the future. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) has been well documented as a...

A Collaborative Approach to Managing Depression & Diabetes

Published studies have demonstrated that many patients with diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD) often have comorbid depression. In individuals with diabetes or CVD, depression has been linked to poor self-management of...

Recommendations Released for Familial Hypercholesterolemia

Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), a group of genetic defects that cause elevations in cholesterol levels, is associated with preventable, premature cardiovascular disease (CVD), and can be broken down into heterozygous and...

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