Study: One in five kids have high cholesterol

Study: One in five kids have high cholesterol
A new report released by the National Center for Health Statistics looked at the prevalence of high cholesterol, and either the HDL (good cholesterol) and LDL (bad cholesterol) in children ages 6 to 19. Among those studied – close to 8 percent had high …
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Startling Studies Show Diabetes, High Cholesterol Rates Falling
New statistics show the number of Americans being newly diagnosed with diabetes is falling, reversing a trend that makes diabetes a major killer. And a second study shows fewer Americans have high cholesterol. Experts say it may be that people are …
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1 in 8 Adults Still Have High Cholesterol: CD…
Although the percentage of adults with high total cholesterol and low HDL ("good") cholesterol declined between 2007 and 2014, roughly 12 percent of Americans still had high total cholesterol and 18.5 percent still had low levels of HDL cholesterol …
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PCSK9 Inhibitors for Treating High Cholesterol
In some people, a healthy diet and regular exercise are enough; others require medications. The most common drugs used to lower cholesterol are statins, but in some people with high cholesterol, statins do not lower cholesterol levels enough. Others …
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