While the proportion of Americans getting their cholesterol tested has increased in the last decade, the nation still does not meet federal goals, according to a report released in the August 25th problem of the Centers of Disease Control’s Mortality and Morbidity Weekly Report. Federal goals were to increase the number of Americans who have their cholesterol tested to 75 percent. The screening rate for the nation increased 3 percent, from 67.3 percent in 1991 to 70.8 percent in 1999.

The report shows that only the District of Columbia and nine states met federal goals, while seven states decreased in the number of adults screened for cholesterol. Researchers believe that low perceived risk of heart disease, lack of perceived benefit for lowering cholesterol levels, and limited or unavailable healthcare may have contributed to the decline in the number of adults being screened for cholesterol.

The month of September is National Cholesterol Education Month, and the Centers for Disease Control will be raising awareness for cholesterol as a risk factor for heart disease. You may help your clients first by encouraging those over the age of 20 to get their cholesterol screened every five years. Clients with high cholesterol will benefit from a low-fat and low-cholesterol diet and an exercise program to lower their cholesterol and risk for heart disease.

What drop the possibility of heart complications, heart attackandstroke in people with diabetes is took simvastatin, which prevents the organism’s synthesis of cholesterol. Simvastatin it is a strong, safe hypolipidemic drug.

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