Latest Lipid profile Stories

2014-07-09 08:29:03

INDIANAPOLIS, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Chek Diagnostics, the U.S.-based manufacturer of both the CardioChek® brand and the A1CNow® family of point-of-care diagnostic products, announced today that it has signed a marketing, sales, and distribution agreement with Independent Medical Co-Op, Inc. (IMCO), one of the premier associations for independent medical distributors. IMCO is a cooperative association of over 140 medical supply distributors that serve the physician, hospital,...

2014-06-10 08:32:00

INDIANAPOLIS, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Chek Diagnostics, the U.S.-based manufacturer of both the CardioChek® brand and the A1CNow® family of point-of-care diagnostic products, announced today that they have signed an agreement to provide their CardioChek Plus analyzers and lipid panel test strips to eHealthScreenings, a leading provider of onsite comprehensive wellness screening services. Clients of eHealthScreenings include third-party administrators, employee assistance...

Winter's Cold May Lead To Higher Cholesterol Levels: Study
2014-03-28 12:02:26

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Past research has shown that heart attacks and heart-related deaths rise during the winter months and researchers at Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease recently found that increased cholesterol levels may be to blame. The new study, which is being presented at the American College of Cardiology's 63rd Annual Scientific Session in Washington, DC this week, is based on cholesterol parameters among a sample...

Cholesterol-Lowering Benefits Of The Strawberry
2014-02-26 07:15:44

[ Watch the Video: The Health Benefits Of Strawberries ] FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology A team of volunteers ate half a kilo of strawberries a day for a month to see whether it altered their blood parameters in any way. At the end of this unusual treatment, their levels of bad cholesterol and triglycerides reduced significantly, according to the analyses conducted by Italian and Spanish scientists. Several studies had already demonstrated the antioxidant...

2013-11-18 20:38:54

Findings follow previous study showing that commonly used equation underestimates heart disease danger for many at high risk Johns Hopkins researchers have developed a more accurate way to calculate low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, the so-called "bad" form of blood fat that can lead to hardening of the arteries and increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. If confirmed and adopted by medical laboratories that routinely calculate blood cholesterol for patients, the researchers...

A Better Way To Measure Cholesterol
2013-03-27 05:07:55

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The formula currently used to calculate an individual´s “bad” cholesterol levels is often inaccurate, sometimes underestimating low-density lipoprotein (LDL) levels in those most at risk, researchers from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have discovered. Their study, published online in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, explains that the Friedewald equation — which has been...

Cholesterol Levels Can Change With The Seasons
2013-03-08 05:28:53

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online People with borderline high cholesterol could be at greater risk of having a heart attack during the winter months, according to a new study which reveals that both HDL and LDL levels fluctuate from season to season. A team of researchers led by Filipe Moura, MD, a PhD student at the State University of Campinas in Brazil, evaluated lipid profiles of more than 225,000 individuals who had health screenings at primary care...

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