The CholesterALL Survey of 2700 women found thatmany do not known the difference between low-densitylipoprotein (LDL; "bad") cholesterol and high-density lipoprotein(HDL; "good") cholesterol. Furthermore, 25% of therespondents had experienced a heart attack or stroke, havediabetes, or have cardiovascular disease. The on-line surveyfound the following:
"The survey findings tell us that something has been lostin the dialogue about cholesterol disorders in women. Thereis a lack of knowledge and understanding that there are differenttypes of cholesterol and different ways to addresseach," said Suzanne Hughes, RN, MSN, past president ofthe Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association.