What is high cholesterol?

By | May 8th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance. Your body needs some cholesterol, but it can build up on the walls of your arteries and lead to heart disease and stroke when you have too much in your blood. 73.5 million adults, or 31.7% in the United States have high LDL, or “bad,” cholesterol. Fewer than 1 out [...]

The Diagnosis and Prevalence of Diabetes

By | March 22nd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Twenty-nine million people in the United States, or 9.3%, have a diabetic condition.  Diabetic conditions are a group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the blood (high blood glucose).  The most common types are: Type 2 diabetes: A chronic condition that affects the way the body processes blood sugar (glucose). 90-95% of diagnosed [...]