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Screen Stocks

To investigate stocks for potential investment according to a predetermined set of criteria. For example, an investor may screen stocks according to the lowest price, the most market capitalization, the most favorable price-earnings ratio, or any number of other variables. One may also combine criteria while screening stocks. The process is designed to help one make the best investment decisions, and is often accomplished with the help of a computer.

screening

the process of evaluating product ideas in terms of consumer acceptance, technical feasibility and cost. See NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT.
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There's nothing wrong with people who have high cholesterol eating a bowl of Cheerios every morning.
Phase II trials of CRD5, designed to show efficacy in patients with abnormal cholesterol levels, are planned for 2005.
Garner of the University of Alabama at Birmingham cautions that the new data don't prove that cholesterol initiates synapse formation.
People who consumed soybean oil reduced their levels of LDL cholesterol by an average of 12 percent compared with those who ate butter.
Cholesterol in foods has a second effect, completely separate from its ability to raise your blood cholesterol levels.
The American Heart Association (AHA) earlier reported that soy protein lowers harmful LDL cholesterol by only 3 percent, contrary to the FDA health claim on soy protein.
Tocotrienols don't seem to affect cholesterol levels in people," says Andre Theriault of the University of Hawaii in Honolulu.
9 Expert Panel on Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Cholesterol in Adults.
Using a database of several million patients from 368 medical practices in the United Kingdom, the researchers identified more than 24,000 people with high cholesterol levels who had taken statins or other cholesterol-lowering drugs, more than 11,000 similar people who took no such drugs, and 25,000 people with normal cholesterol levels and no history of taking cholesterol-lowering drugs.
Studies conducted prior to the availability of effective cholesterol lowering drugs have indicated that without treatment, the mean age of onset of coronary heart disease in men with this genetic disorder is around the age of 40, and 10 to 15 years later for women.