High cholesterol tests such as healthy cholesterol levels, symptoms of heart disease and low fat diet plans are some of the cholesterol related articles at http://www.christianet.com/cholesterol/.
ChristiaNet.com (http://www.christianet.com), the world's largest Christian portal with twelve million monthly page loads, has just launched a directory of health related articles that include information about good and bad cholesterol levels. ChristiaNet's president, Bill Cooper, recently stated, "Americans struggle with "bad" cholesterol. We want to inform the public about bad cholesterol and we want people to know that it is important to not only test for bad cholesterol, but to test for healthy cholesterol levels, as well." (http://www.christianet.com/cholesterol/)
Research from ChristiaNet reveals that having healthy cholesterol levels (or good cholesterol in the blood stream) is as important as working to bring bad cholesterol levels down. The American Heart Association states, "About one-third to one-fourth of blood cholesterol is carried by high-density lipoprotein (HDL). HDL cholesterol is known as the "good" cholesterol because a high level of it seems to protect against heart attack. Some experts believe that HDL removes excess cholesterol from plaque in the arteries, thus slowing the buildup." The presence of sufficient HDL can help prevent heart disease.
"It's important to obtain adequate testing. Anyone age 20 or older should have cholesterol tests," said Cooper. "There is testing that can prove sufficient HDL, or healthy cholesterol levels, are present in the body." Any HDL level of less than forty milligrams per deciliter of blood (mg/dL) should be cause for concern, indicating the need for more cholesterol tests. Low HDL levels are often a results of smoking, obesity, or a lack of exercise.
There are home cholesterol tests available on the market that measure high-density lipoprotein, or good cholesterol. "Using a home kit to find healthy cholesterol levels is certainly convenient," explains Cooper, "But, we want people to know that medications and weight can have an affect on the results. It's a good idea to get an initial health evaluation and laboratory tests administered first." The American Heart Association also encourages people over the age of 20 to have total cholesterol (both HDL and LDL levels) and triglyceride levels checked by a reputable lab referred by a doctor. Abnormal cholesterol levels can indicate that the patient is at great risk for coronary disease or heart attack. Cholesterol levels can be affected by sex, age, diet, smoking, and heredity. For more information, visit: http://www.christianet.com/articles/
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