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Study: No need to fast before cholesterol check

Posted at: 11/13/2012 6:34 AM

A new study from Canada suggests there is no need for patients to go hungry before getting their cholesterol checked.
 
Patients usually have to fast before their cholesterol appointments but now some doctors are rethinking that strategy.
 
An analysis of more than 200,000 people in Canada found cholesterol testing results differed little between those who fasted and those who did not.