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May 6, 2015

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May 6, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Men's Heart Disease Risk Linked to High Testosterone and Low Estrogen

Mar. 8, 2015 — Why men have more heart disease than premenopausal women has been unclear, but a new study shows that the sex hormones testosterone and estrogen alter cardiovascular risk factors in a way that raises ... 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

Mediterranean Diet Cuts Heart Disease Risk by Nearly Half

Mar. 4, 2015 — Adults who closely followed the Mediterranean diet were 47 percent less likely to develop heart disease over a 10-year period compared to similar adults who did not closely follow the diet, according ... read more

Mar. 4, 2015 — New research suggests that widely used statin therapy provides the most benefit to patients with the highest genetic risk of heart attack. Using a relatively straightforward genetic analysis, the ... read more

Preventing Metabolic Disease May Start in the Womb... of Your Grandmother

Mar. 2, 2015 — No one wants to have child who is born underweight, but for numerous reasons, this may be unavoidable. An intriguing research report involving rats suggests that helping fetuses achieve optimal ... read more

Mar. 2, 2015 — With the aid of X-ray crystallography, researchers have revealed the structures of two closely related enzymes that play essential roles in the body's ability to metabolize excess lipids, ... read more

Level of Pollutants Accumulated in the Body Linked to Obesity Levels

Feb. 27, 2015 — Scientists have confirmed that there is a relation between the levels of certain environmental pollutants that a person accumulates in his or her body and his or her level of obesity. Subjects with ... read more

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