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High cholesterol in women needs to be given more attention

Many women are receiving inadequate treatment for their high cholesterol which is increasing their risk of cardiovascular disease. A study involving 8,353 women with cardiovascular disease found that only a third of them were receiving the level of cholesterol treatment recommended by the American Heart Association. Furthermore, very few of them were given prescription niacin to control their high-density lipoproteins or fibrate therapy to control their triglycerides.

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About: High cholesterol in women needs to be given more attention

Date: 1 February 2005

Source: eDiets

URL: http://www.ediets.com/news/article.cfm/cmi_923221/cid_29

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