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September is national cholesterol education month

Proceed To Article September Is National Cholesterol Education Month
"Keep the beat—Cholesterol counts for everyone" is the theme for Cholesterol Month 2000. This theme reinforces the idea that cholesterol lowering is important for all Americans, regardless of age, sex, and whether or not coronary heart disease (CHD) has been diagnosed. More...

Proceed To Article NHLBI Quiz - Check Your Cholesterol IQ
Health professionals taking part in Cholesterol Month 2000 can use this Cholesterol IQ test, developed by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, as an activity in their offices or during other educational opportunities. More...

Proceed To Article Physician Monograph: Cholesterol Lowering In The Patient With Coronary Heart Disease
Patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) are still not receiving adequate cholesterol- lowering treatment, despite conclusive clinical trial results showing sharp reductions in the rates of heart attack, death from CHD, and death from all causes. This monograph reviews the scientific evidence that cholesterol lowering in CHD patients produces dramatic benefits. More...

Proceed To Article Facts About Heart Disease And Women: Reducing High Blood Cholesterol
Heart disease is a woman's concern. Every woman's concern. One in ten American women 45 to 64 years of age has some form of heart disease, and this increases to one in four women over 65. Overall, about 9 million American women of all ages suffer from heart disease. More...

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Resource List: National Cholesterol Education Month
You can contact the following associations, government agencies, and clearinghouses for additional information and materials about cholesterol and cholesterol lowering. More...

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