shutterstock cholesterolDARK Daily reports that a new Canadian study suggesting that people may not need to fast before getting a cholesterol test could prove a boon for staffing and operations at patient service centers.

It is standard practice to require patients to fast before drawing blood specimens for a cholesterol test.
However, based on a study involving 200,000 people, findings led researchers to conclude that a non-fasting lipid test would be a reasonable alternative for most people.

The study aimed to investigate the association between fasting times and lipid levels.

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[Source: DARK Daily]