When High Cholesterol Goes Under the Radar

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , /

When adults don’t know they have risk factors
for heart disease, the problem becomes harder to address. I’m Gabe Garza with your latest
health news. A new study found that only half of Hispanic Americans with high cholesterol
were aware of their condition. Having high cholesterol increases the risk of heart attack
and stroke. Researchers found people who were recent immigrants, uninsured, young or female
were more likely than other groups to have untreated high cholesterol. This is one of
the few trials to look exclusively at the Hispanic population. And researchers called
for more high cholesterol risk factor reduction – specifically for Hispanics – to reduce heart
disease risk.

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