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Cholesterol

20 July 2010

Cholesterol Screening Rates Too Low in Young U.S. Adults: CDC

About half get tested, while up to one-quarter have high 'bad' levels, research shows

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Elevated levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL, or "bad") cholesterol were present in 7 percent of the participants with no other heart disease risk factors, 12 percent of those with one other risk factor, and 26 percent of those with two or more other risk factors, the researchers found. However, the cholesterol screening rate for young adults is under 50 percent, they noted.

 

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