Cardiology

Treatment rates for dangerously high cholesterol remains low

Less than 40 percent of people with severe elevations in cholesterol are being prescribed appropriate drug treatment, according to a nationally representative study reported in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation.

Health

Health, economic impact of CVD preventive services varies

(HealthDay)—The health and economic impact of three cardiovascular disease (CVD) preventive services varies with demographic characteristics and clinical objectives, according to a study published in the January/February ...

Cardiology

Children should be screened to prevent early heart attacks

The researchers from QMUL's Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine estimate that, with effective treatment, the screening strategy could prevent about 600 heart attacks in people under the age of 40, each year in England ...

Overweight & Obesity

One-third of kids with obesity 'metabolically healthy,' study shows

Digits on a scale can help determine a child's weight, but their overall health status can be influenced by other factors such as physical activity, diet and screen time, according to new research from the University of Alberta ...

Health

CDC: Trends in cholesterol levels of US adults estimated

(HealthDay)—From 2009-2010 to 2011-2012, there was no change in the percentage of adults with high total cholesterol, or in the percentage undergoing cholesterol screening, according to an October data brief published by ...

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