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How To Get Your Cholesterol Tested by COLA FOODS WORLDWIDE Facebook Posted Sat 26 Mar 2011 2:18pm How is cholesterol tested? A small sample of blood will be drawn from your arm. If your doctor has ordered other tests to be run at the same time as your cholesterol test, all the samples will usually be taken at the same time. Your blood sample is then analyzed by a laboratory. Your doctor will tell you if you should fast (avoid consumin ... Read on »
WSJ: Panel Urges Cholesterol Testing for Kids by EyeDrD Posted Mon 21 Nov 2011 7:44am Government health experts recommended Friday that in an effort to get an early start in preventing cardiovascular disease. The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute said a child’s and the test should The American Academy of Pediatrics endorsed the gu ... Read on »
How to Interpret Cholesterol Test Results by Mark S. Healthy Living Professional Posted Wed 21 Dec 2011 12:36pm Before we get into the big job of interpreting cholesterol numbers, let’s review what cholesterol actually is. Cholesterol is cholesterol: a waxy steroid of fat that serves as an essential structural component of cellular membranes and in the production of steroid hormones , vitamin D , and bile acids. Contrary to what the terminology indic ... Read on »
Quest patents Cholesterol Test!!!! by Dr. Steve Murphy Medical Doctor Posted Wed 22 Oct 2008 6:18pm In a bid to take over the world, Quest laboratories has patented the LDL(bad cholesterol) test. Now you cannot screen LDL (bad) cholesterol without going through Quest. Cardiovascular disease affects at least 65 million Americans and now through the miracle of patents, Quest owns the rights to all cholesterol testing! The cost for such te ... Read on »
Do You Know What Your Cholesterol Test Results Mean? by Tonie K. Patient Expert Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 7:06pm 1 Comment So, you’re worried about your cholesterol levels and you have a blood test. Tragedy, the blood test reveals your total cholesterol levels are over 200. What does this really mean? Most people aren’t sure about how to read their own blood test results, so rely on their doctor’s explanation. Below is an explanation of what your ... Read on »
The Great Cholesterol Testing Scam by Chris K. Patient Expert Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 12:05pm We have probably all been to see our doctors on multiple occasions to have blood drawn for a "lipid panel" particularly those with diagnosed heart disease. Few probably suspected that their LDL Cholesterol was off by as much as 100%. You might think, "How can that be, this test has been adminstered for decades and seems to be accepted everywher ... Read on »
Free Cholesterol Test, Blood Pressure Check and Diabetes Screening by Keep Your Heart Healthy Facebook Posted Sat 01 Oct 2011 12:32pm Image via Wikipedia Kroger grocery stores throughout the U.S. are advertising these free Health Screenings which include: Cholesterol Check (reportedly includes Total Cholesterol, LDL, Triglycerides and HDL) Blood Pressure Check Diabetes Screening Body Mass Index A licensed pharmacist performs the tests ... Read on »
Vampires (of the Cholesterol Testing sort), Ahoy! by Susannah H. Posted Tue 05 Apr 2011 12:00am ….Watch out, it’s that evil lady with the knitting needle  sized cannula again!…. So this morning I dragged myself up to Mount Vernon for the start of the blood tests at 8.30am. It needed to be done 1st thing, as I was having a 12 hr fasting cholesterol test repeated, and I’m one of these people who needs to eat as soon as they wake u ... Read on »
Conventional Cholesterol Tests are Obsolete by Dr. Jonny B. Doctor of Philosophy Posted Wed 08 May 2013 6:15pm As many of you know, I’ve been traveling around a bit, speaking about our best-selling book “The Great Cholesterol Myth”, and one of the things I’ve been saying is that conventional cholesterol tests are obsolete, a message I repeated recently on the Dr. Oz show as well as The Doctors. And one of the questions [...] Read on »
How to Interpret Advanced Cholesterol Test Results by Mark S. Healthy Living Professional Posted Wed 28 Dec 2011 11:34am After last week’s post on interpreting traditional lipid tests , I promised a follow-up post on interpreting the advanced VAP and NMR Lipoprofile tests that provide measurements of particle size and all the various sub-fractions of HDL and LDL particles. I even hinted that it might be worth bypassing the traditional test entirely and going stra ... Read on »