by Nancy Shute 11-13-12 (NPR)
Skipping breakfast to take a medical test is nobody’s idea of fun. And it’s one reason why many people never get around to having a cholesterol test.
So it’s good news that some doctors are now saying that for most people, a nonfasting cholesterol test will do just fine.
But who gets to take a pass on the unpleasant skip-your-breakfast routine? To find out, Shots called Samia Mora. She’s a cardiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School.
The bottom line: If you don’t already have high triglycerides (more than 400 milligrams per deciliter of blood) and you’re not diabetic, forget the fast. Enjoy your breakfast…