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Cholesterol

What is a Lipidologist?

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In short, a lipidologist is a cholesterol specialist, and Lee County is home of the only board certified clinical lipidologist: Dr. Kordonowy of Internal Medicine, Lipid & Wellness of Fort Myers. Dr. Kordonowy is Board Certified in clinical lipidology. He has received...
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How to Manage and Lower Your Cholesterol

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More than 100 million adults in the United States have high cholesterol. When a person has high cholesterol, his or her risk of getting heart disease or having a heart attack increases. Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the states. Over 2,100 Americans die each...
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What do Cholesterol Numbers Mean?

As you get older, you should have your cholesterol levels tested every few years with a blood test called a “lipid profile.”  This test will generate a report of the levels of several kinds of lipids in the blood, and the report will give values for each of these.  Unfortunately,...
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75% of Heart Attack’s Occur With “Normal Cholesterol”. Advanced Lipid Testing Finds Risk.

A study published in 2009 analysed admission cholesterol data in just under 137 thousand patients from 541 hospitals from 2000-2006. In that data set only 25% had LDL cholesterol levels over 130. The majority were within the then recommended LDL cholesterol levels based upon...
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New Information Regarding Monitoring/Predicting Memory Loss Progression to Clinical Alzheimer’s Disease

  I am becoming a big fan of a site for doctors called Consultant 360. Just tonight I read a potentially ground-breaking article which indicates that there is a set of proteins that can be measured in the blood of subjects aged 70 years or older that when placed into an...
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Do Statins Increase Your Blood Sugar?

In a recent June, 2014 Cardiology today® article, there was a report on the calorie and fat intake trends of subjects who took statins.  The time trend evaluated was from 1999 to 2010 and the findings are interesting.  I would like to tie this information into another topic that...
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Reminder From A Recent European Meeting Highlights Heart Failure As A Major Cause Of Mortality and Morbidity In Diabetic Patients

Reminder From A Recent European Meeting Highlights Heart Failure As A Major Cause Of Mortality and Morbidity In Diabetic Patients In my opinion, the entire health care system is failing to get to the root cause of CV disease, whether it is cholesterol/lipid related, diabetes or...
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Is Cholesterol the Key to Understanding Alzheimer’s?

This article presents a brief analysis of the following study presented in the Journal of the American Medical Association: Variants in the ATP-Binding Cassette Transporter (ABCA7), Apolipoprotein E ϵ4,and the Risk of Late-Onset Alzheimer Disease in African Americans While this...
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We Need To Rethink Hormone Replacement In Women

A recent Danish study shows that 10 years of hormone replacement started early in menopause significantly improved cardiovascular risk (50% reduction).  A few years ago America was floored by the Women’s Health Initiative’s results which suggested no cardiovascular...
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Cure for Alzheimer’s? Functions of HDL Cholesterol Continue to Surprise

It’s too early to know if this will work but it does appear promising.  Tying in a protein found on HDL cholesterol (known as Apo E) with amyloid has resulted in a basic science experiment which shows real promise for Alzhiemer’s disease treatment.  The Wall Street...
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