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June 29, 2015

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June 29, 2015

Visualizing Calcified Coronary Arteries May Be Wake-Up Call to Change Lifestyle

June 15, 2015 — Looking at images of their own calcified coronary arteries may be a wake-up call for patients with newly diagnosed coronary artery disease to change their lifestyles, reveals new ... read more

Interventions Among Healthy People Save the Most Lives

June 12, 2015 — Mortality from coronary heart disease declined in Sweden from 1986 to 2002. The improvement was due mainly to a reduction in risk factors among the healthy population (primary prevention) and, to a ... read more

New Cholesterol Drug Could Improve Cardiovascular Health… But Will Insurers Pay for It?

June 11, 2015 — In clinical trials, a new drug class known as PCSK9 Inhibitors reduced bad cholesterol markedly and is expected to be approved by the FDA this summer. An expert in lipid management discusses some of ... read more

Diabetic Patients! Cactus, Chia and Soy Decrease High Glucose in Blood

May 27, 2015 — The so called functional foods such as cactus pads, chia and soybean, when included in a balanced diet, help reduce obesity and control diabetes, say Mexican ... read more

Common Mutation Linked to Heart Disease

May 20, 2015 — A common mutation in a gene that regulates cholesterol levels may raise the risk of heart disease in carriers up to 49 percent, particularly among men and African Americans, according to a new ... read more

May 20, 2015 — Large waistline, cholesterol disorders and other metabolic abnormalities may increase the relative risk of cardiovascular disease more among black women than among white women. Black women who were ... read more

People With Metabolic Syndrome Face Higher Cardiovascular Death Risk

May 20, 2015 — People who have metabolic syndrome are more likely to die from cardiovascular disease than people who do not have the condition, and having diabetes or high blood pressure worsens the risk, according ... read more

Increased Cardiorespiratory Fitness May Delay Onset of High Cholesterol Study Shows

May 11, 2015 — Men who have higher levels of cardiorespiratory fitness may delay by up to 15 years increases in blood cholesterol levels that commonly occur with aging, according to new research. Cardiorespiratory ... read more

10 New Genes That Tune Cholesterol Levels Discovered in Large-Scale Meta-Analysis

May 11, 2015 — An international research consortium has generated significant new knowledge about genetic factors underlying lipid levels. The team was able to discover ten new genes affecting blood cholesterol ... read more

Researchers Use 'Knockout Humans' to Connect Genes to Disease Risk

Apr. 30, 2015 — Researchers are helping to make precision medicine a reality by sequencing entire exomes of people to assess chronic disease risk and drug efficacy. For years, scientists have been using a method ... read more

New Class of Cholesterol Drug Proves Safe, Effective for Patients With Dyslipidemia

Apr. 27, 2015 — Having elevated LDL-cholesterol levels contributes substantially to the development of coronary artery disease and the risk of cardiovascular events. Treatment with PCSK9 antibodies reduces mortality ... read more

Cardiorespiratory Fitness Reduces Disease Risk Among Smokers

Apr. 17, 2015 — Cardiorespiratory fitness is associated with reduced metabolic syndrome risk among smokers, according to researchers. Smoking is estimated to cause 443,000 deaths each year in the United States, ... read more

New Piece in the 'French Paradox' Diet and Health Puzzle: Cheese Metabolism

Apr. 8, 2015 — Figuring out why the French have low cardiovascular disease rates despite a diet high in saturated fats has spurred research and many theories to account for this phenomenon known as the 'French ... read more

Apr. 8, 2015 — Including a new broccoli variety in the diet reduces blood LDL-cholesterol levels by around 6 percent, according to the results of human trials. The broccoli variety was bred to contain two to three ... read more

Pomegranate-Date Cocktail a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Apr. 6, 2015 — Pomegranates and dates are delicious, increasingly trendy, and healthy to boot. As it turns out, when consumed together they are a winning combination in the war against heart disease. The ... read more

Using Pediatric Cholesterol Guidelines for Teens, Young Adults Would Increase Statin Use

Apr. 6, 2015 — Application of pediatric guidelines for lipid levels for persons 17 to 21 years of age who have elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels would result in statin treatment for more than ... read more

Targeting Dangerous Inflammation Inside Artery Plaque

Apr. 3, 2015 — A nanotherapeutic medicine can halt the growth of artery plaque cells resulting in the fast reduction of the inflammation that may cause a heart attack, a new study shows. "Nanotherapeutically ... read more

Eating Eggs Reduces Risk of Type 2 Diabetes, Study Indicates

Apr. 2, 2015 — Egg consumption may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, according to new research. Type 2 diabetes is becoming increasingly widespread throughout the world. Research has shown that lifestyle habits, ... read more

High-Fat Dairy Products Linked to Reduced Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Apr. 2, 2015 — Consumption of high-fat yoghurt and cheese are linked to a reduction in the risk of type 2 diabetes by as much as a fifth, according to new research. High meat consumption, on the other hand, is ... read more

To Statin or Not to Statin?

Mar. 30, 2015 — Cholesterol-lowering statins have transformed the treatment of heart disease. But while the decision to use the drugs in patients with a history of heart attacks and strokes is mostly clear-cut, that ... read more

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