Fasting Before a Cholesterol Blood Test is Quite Unnecessary

by Savitha C Muppala on  November 15, 2012 at 11:54 AM Research News
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A new study has revealed that it may not be required to fast the stipulated eight hours before taking the blood test to check cholesterol levels.
 Fasting Before a Cholesterol Blood Test is Quite Unnecessary
Fasting Before a Cholesterol Blood Test is Quite Unnecessary
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"For routine screening, fasting for cholesterol is largely unnecessary," because it has only a slight effect on test results, said lead researcher Dr. Christopher Naugler, assistant professor of clinical pathology at the University of Calgary, in Canada.

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"Eliminating fasting as a general requirement for cholesterol testing could greatly increase convenience for patients without significantly altering test results."



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