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August 4, 2015

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August 4, 2015

July 30, 2015 — Scientists have discovered both a regression of coronary plaque and a lipid-lowering effect may be obtained through the coadministration of two drugs. The effect is stronger than previous therapies ... read more

Two Biomarkers Linked to Severe Heart Disease Found

July 6, 2015 — A first-of-its-kind animal model to pinpoint two biomarkers that are elevated in the most severe form of coronary disease has been developed by ... read more

July 2, 2015 — A systematic review of 160 clinical trials of the cardiometabolic benefits of exercise shows which health indicators improve most with physical activity and for whom. For example, some of the ... read more

Enzyme Provides Built-in Protection Against Atherosclerosis

July 1, 2015 — A new study reveals enzyme CD39 is capable of clearing the atherosclerotic plaque that leads to so many heart attacks and ... read more

Hantaviruses Are Highly Dependent on Cell Membrane Cholesterol to Infect Humans

June 30, 2015 — Hantaviruses use cholesterol in cell walls to gain access into cells and infect humans, according to laboratory research. Multiple genes involved in cholesterol sensing, regulation and production, ... read more

Muscadine Grape Seed Oil May Help Reduce Obesity

June 29, 2015 — Most of the seeds and skin from grapes used for wine production winds up in waste streams. But scientists have found that the oil extracted from Muscadine grape seeds produces a form of Vitamin E, ... read more

Nearly Half of Hispanics Unaware They Have High Cholesterol; Less Than a Third Treated

June 24, 2015 — About half of Hispanics were not aware that they had high cholesterol, a study has shown. Of those who were aware, less than a third were treated. Younger adults, women, the uninsured, those with ... read more

Nanoparticle 'Wrapper' Delivers Chemical That Stops Fatty Buildup in Rodent Arteries

June 23, 2015 — In what may be a major leap forward in the quest for new treatments of the most common form of cardiovascular disease, scientists report they have found a way to halt and reverse the progression of ... read more

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

Milk Proteins May Protect Against Cardiovascular Disease

June 11, 2015 — The Maillard reaction is a chemical reaction between amino acids and reducing sugars that results in browned foods like seared steaks and toasted bread. When proteins and sugars are mixed together ... 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

Study Examines Association Between Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs, Memory Impairment

June 8, 2015 — Both statin and nonstatin cholesterol-lowering drugs were associated with memory loss in the first 30 days after patients started taking the medications when compared with nonusers, but researchers ... read more

CT Angiography Links Arterial Plaque With Diabetes, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol

June 2, 2015 — Non-calcified arterial plaque is associated with diabetes, high systolic blood pressure and elevated 'bad' cholesterol levels in asymptomatic individuals, according to a new study. Coronary ... read more

Measuring Kidney Health Could Better Predict Heart Disease Risk

May 29, 2015 — Simple measures of kidney function and damage may be just as good at predicting who is at risk for heart failure and death from heart attack and stroke as traditional tests of cholesterol levels and ... 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

Study Links Better 'Good Cholesterol' Function With Lower Risk of Later Heart Disease

May 26, 2015 — HDL, the 'good cholesterol' helps remove fat from artery walls, reversing the process that leads to heart disease. Yet recent drug trials and genetic studies suggest that pushing HDL levels ... read more

A New Use for Statins: Asthma

May 26, 2015 — Statins inhaled as a spray can treat symptoms of asthma, researchers report. The findings support that statins should be explored as a new class of inhaler therapy for asthma. According to the ... 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

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