The National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP), an expert group affiliated with the National Institutes of Health, recommends that all people older than age 20 have a fasting blood test called a lipoprotein profile every 5 years. Frequency varies from person-to-person based on the guidelines each healthcare professional follows, the patients age, health, and risk factors for heart disease.
I'm not a cookbook type of person either! But you don't need to spend money on specially formulated food to lower your risk of heart disease. Eating well is challenging when traveling but you can make food choices from any grocery store, farmers markets and many restaurants. I even found a fresh fruit kiosk at the Los Angeles airport last month!
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