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Experts encourage regular testing of cholesterol levels.
More than 300 Black men and women took advantage of free health screenings at the event.
People who used cholesterol-lowering medications had a 40% lower risk for liver disease progression.
Black and Latino adults are much less likely to take statins to prevent cardiovascular disease compared with white adults.
Switching from TAF to TDF may help people lose weight, but this must be balanced against the risk of kidney problems and bone loss.
Lower levels of HDL cholesterol were associated with increased risks for heart attacks in white but not Black adults.
The condition affects Black people at higher rates, yet many are left untreated.
Excess cholesterol can cause liver scarring and inflammation.
Factoring in religious and spiritual beliefs may advance health equity for African Americans.
The event offers free resources and testing for Black men, who face higher death rates from preventable diseases.
Elevated blood sugar levels measured using a glucose tolerance test predicted poor memory a decade later.
Excess weight, which is often linked to metabolic abnormalities, can contribute to a wide variety of health problems.
Low-income adults with and without cardiovascular disease are less likely to be counseled on risk factors for heart disease.
Users can receive checkup reminders for cholesterol tests and mammograms, among other benefits.
When actress Viola Davis learned she had prediabetes she heeded her wake-up call.
Heart disease risk rises for everyone as they age, but for women, symptoms can become more evident after the onset of menopause.
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