Heart disease remains the leading cause of death for both men and women in America. Undetected cardiovascular disease is the most significant health risk today.
Although breast cancer may instill greater fear, more than ten times more women die each year from heart disease. Additionally, compared to females, men have a 17% higher lifetime risk to suffer a heart attack.
Standard cholesterol tests do not tell the whole picture in gauging an individual’s risk of cardiovascular disease.
For example, approximately 60% of people who have a heart attack have healthy cholesterol. Therefore, general medical consensus increasingly views the standard cholesterol testing as only a part of the information needed for an accurate assessment.