Frequent dining out might widen your waistline

November 17, 2014

Love to dine out? You could be at higher risk for becoming overweight and having poorer cholesterol levels than people who prefer to eat at home, a new study suggests. Researchers led by Ashima Kant of Queens College, City University of New York, analyzed data from more than 8,300 American adults between 2005–2010.

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A third of school-age kids may have risky cholesterol levels

May 28, 2014

By Linda Poon Of all the things parents worry about when it comes to their children’s health, high cholesterol probably isn’t very high on the list. But roughly one in three primary school kids may already have borderline-high or high cholesterol, according to a large study to be presented this week at a meeting of […]

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Child cholesterol improves in U.S. as snacks lose fats

August 8, 2012

Aug. 07, 2012, Bloomberg Businessweek By Jeanna Smialek Cholesterol levels in U.S. children improved in the past two decades as makers of cookies, crackers, and French fries responded to public concern that trans fats used in their products may be harmful to health. The prevalence of elevated total cholesterol dropped to 8.1 percent for those […]

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