Simple test to check personal cholesterol levels

October 05, 2015

On Lifetime??s ???The Balancing Act,??? PTS, Inc. Chief Science & Technology Officer, Frank LaDuca, PhD, demonstrates how to use the CardioChek test system and how cholesterol numbers relate to a ???healthy heart.??? The higher your numbers for Total Cholesterol and LDL Cholesterol, the higher your risk to develop heart disease. However, not all high numbers mean high risk. For example, if your HDL Cholesterol number is high ?? that??s a good thing. It??s known as the ???good??? cholesterol because high HDL Cholesterol levels appear to protect against heart attack.

The CardioChek? test system allows you another way to take charge of your health and that of your loved ones. It enables you to measure your ???levels??? and manage a healthy lifestyle including good diet and an exercise program. Much like a scale is used when you are trying to lose weight, the CardioChek test system will measure your progress, and other family members?? progress, with cholesterol-lowering therapies.

In addition to heart health, very recent research strongly suggests that high cholesterol in middle age is a precursor for developing dementia and Alzheimer??s disease later in life ?? another significant reason to ???know your numbers??? and keep your cholesterol and that of your family at optimal levels.

SOURCE Polymer Technology Systems, Inc. (PTS, Inc.)