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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

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

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

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

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

Decline in Heart Health Can Start in Childhood

Mar. 17, 2015 — Most people start life with robust heart health but can lose it with unhealthy childhood behaviors. In a nationally representative survey, few children under age 12 had an ideal diet and about 30 ... read more

Cardiometabolic Risk Factors Harden Arteries Early in Mexican-Americans

Mar. 18, 2015 — Metabolically unhealthy Mexican-Americans showed signs of early atherosclerosis. Metabolic profile, including blood sugar, insulin resistance and blood pressure, may be a stronger indicator of early ... read more

Hormones With Statins May Help Women's Hearts After Menopause

Mar. 17, 2015 — Hormones may not protect women from heart disease or stroke after menopause, but when combined with cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, they may help protect women from these killers, shows a ... read more

Vitamin D Helps Immune Cells Prevent Atherosclerosis, Diabetes

Mar. 19, 2015 — Altered signaling through the vitamin D receptor on certain immune cells may play a role in causing the chronic inflammation that leads to cardiometabolic disease, the combination of type 2 diabetes ... read more

Mar. 19, 2015 — Vitamin D deficiency is linked to type 2 diabetes and heart disease, and both disorders are rooted in chronic inflammation. Now, studying mice that lack the ability to process vitamin D in immune ... read more

Healthy Diet Reduces Risk of Cardiovascular Disease by a Third in Over-40s

Mar. 18, 2015 — Men and women who adapt their daily diet to meet current UK dietary guidelines could reduce their risk of a heart attack or a stroke by up to a third, according to a new English study. Those on the ... read more

Physicians Want to Learn More About Diet, Cardiovascular Disease Prevention

Mar. 16, 2015 — Most physicians are aware of the importance of lifestyle factors in preventing cardiovascular disease (CVD) -- and believe diet is as important as statin therapy and exercise, according to a new ... read more

Mar. 16, 2015 — Patients taking evolocumab -- an investigational therapy previously shown to dramatically lower 'bad' cholesterol -- were half as likely to die, suffer a heart attack or stroke, be ... read more

Nine Superfruits and Super Seeds to Add to Your Diet

Mar. 12, 2015 — Although there is no universal standard definition of a super seed or superfruit, they are often described as providing a number of nutrients and health benefits all in one package. A new article ... read more

High Cholesterol, Triglycerides Can Keep Vitamin E from Reaching Body Tissues

Mar. 12, 2015 — In the continuing debate over how much vitamin E is enough, a new study has found that high levels of blood lipids such as cholesterol and triglycerides can keep this essential micronutrient tied up ... read more

Statin Guidelines Miss Middle-Age Patients, Over-Target Seniors

Mar. 12, 2015 — The newest guidelines for the use of cholesterol-lowering statins in people at risk of heart disease may be too generic, excluding middle-aged adults who could benefit from the drugs, and ... read more

Lower Prevalence of Diabetes Found Among Patients With Inherited High Cholesterol Disorder

Mar. 10, 2015 — The prevalence of type 2 diabetes among 25,000 patients with familial hypercholesterolemia (a genetic disorder characterized by high low-density lipoprotein [LDL] cholesterol levels) was ... read more

Dialysis Patients May Have Faulty 'Good' Cholesterol

Mar. 5, 2015 — In kidney disease patients on hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis, enzyme activities involved in HDL metabolism and HDL maturation were significantly altered, a study has found. The normal function ... read more

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