Nearly half of Hispanics with high cholesterol don't realize it - Business Insider

Nearly half of Hispanic adults with high cholesterol are unaware they have the condition, and only a third of them get treatment, a U.S. study finds.

Researchers reviewed data on more than 16,000 Hispanic adults aged 18 to 74 and found that younger people and individuals born in the U.S. were less likely to know if their cholesterol levels were elevated, and that men were less likely than women to get needed treatment.

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The study findings might overestimate or underestimate awareness or treatment for high cholesterol, because researchers relied on patients' memory rather than a review of medical records, but the results ring true, said Dr. Robert Kauffman, a director of reproductive medicine and infertility at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine in Amarillo.

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