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February 9, 2016

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February 9, 2016

Jan. 16, 2016 — the rational that researchers them to conceive, design and discover DDA, has been outlined by researchers in a new article. The work also describes its pharmacological ... read more

Jan. 14, 2016 — An explanation for the correlation between eating fish during pregnancy, and the health of the baby's brain, has been uncovered by a group of researchers. Dietary lipid contains fatty acids such ... read more

Common Gene Mutation Bad for Liver Values, Good for Blood Lipids in Children

Jan. 13, 2016 — A common mutation in one gene raises liver values but at the same time improves blood lipid values in healthy children, according to a recent study. Children who carry the gene mutation had higher ... read more

Sugar Consumption Plays Greater Role in Heart Disease Than Saturated Fat

Jan. 13, 2016 — Atherosclerotic Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) is responsible for one in every six deaths in the United States as well as being the leading cause of death throughout the developed world. Healthcare ... read more

Taking Statins Before Heart Surgery Can Help Reduce Post-Surgical Complications

Jan. 12, 2016 — Using statins before and after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery can help reduce cardiac complications, such as atrial fibrillation, following surgery and also can reduce the risk of ... read more

Higher Fat Variation of DASH Diet Lowers Blood Pressure, Triglycerides, Study Shows

Jan. 11, 2016 — A higher fat DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet lowered blood pressure to the same extent as the DASH diet, but also reduced triglycerides and did not significantly raise LDL ... read more

Jan. 6, 2016 — Statins may reverse the mechanisms that increase the risk of heart disease in people with sleep apnea, new research suggests. More than 18 million adults have obstructive sleep apnea, in which ... read more

Evolocumab: No Hint of Added Benefit

Dec. 22, 2015 — The manufacturer dossier contained no suitable data for hypercholesterolaemia or for mixed dyslipidaemia, say reviewers, adding that the same applies to the hereditary homozygous form of ... read more

Dec. 17, 2015 — A first-of-a-kind drug that interferes with the metabolic activity of gut microbes could one day treat heart disease in humans, according to a mouse study. Dietary supplementation with a compound ... read more

New Statistics Show One of Every Three US Deaths Caused by Cardiovascular Disease

Dec. 16, 2015 — One of every three deaths in the US in 2013 was from heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases, while heart disease and stroke were the number one and number two killers worldwide, ... read more

Children With Common Allergies Have Twice Heart Disease Risk

Dec. 8, 2015 — Children with allergies, particularly asthma and hay fever, have about twice the rate of high blood pressure and high cholesterol, setting them on a course for heart disease at a surprisingly early ... read more

Sex Differences in Type 2 Diabetes Affect Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Dec. 7, 2015 — Women with Type 2 diabetes are twice as likely to have coronary heart disease compared to men, and may also need more frequent and intense physical activity to lower their risk of having a heart ... read more

Pancreatitis Often Caused by Gallstones

Dec. 7, 2015 — Idiopathic pancreatitis is often caused by small gallstones that are difficult to observe prior to surgery, shows a study. Small gallstones were found in surgery from two out of three idiopathic ... read more

Statins May Reduce the Occurrence of Strokes Due to Larger Artery Atherosclerosis

Dec. 2, 2015 — Researchers examined whether pravastatin, a traditional statin widely used in the clinic, reduces the recurrence of strokes and respective subtypes in non-cardioembolic stroke patients. The study ... read more

Nov. 25, 2015 — Researchers are studying whether plant sterols can be used as a natural alternative to drug therapy for pregnant women who have high cholesterol. While it’s normal for a woman’s cholesterol to ... read more

Ultrasound Examinations Can Identify Patients at Risk of Stroke

Nov. 25, 2015 — Ultrasound, a non-invasive technique commonly used to study the presence of atherosclerosis disease in blood vessels, can be used to identify patients at increased risk of future stroke who could ... read more

In Dying Cells, Research Team Finds Potential Way to Control Cholesterol Levels

Nov. 19, 2015 — A discovery about how the body deals with the cholesterol contained within its dying cells has suggested an exciting new approach to control people’s cholesterol levels – and thus their risk of ... read more

Urine-Derived Stem Cells Predict Patient Response to Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs

Nov. 19, 2015 — High blood cholesterol is linked to an increased risk of heart disease and stroke. To identify new strategies to combat high cholesterol in genetically predisposed individuals, new preclinical models ... read more

Impact of High-Fat Diet on Red Blood Cells May Cause Cardiovascular Disease

Nov. 16, 2015 — Researchers have discovered the negative impact a high fat diet has on red blood cells and how these cells, in turn, promote the development of cardiovascular ... read more

Researchers Identify Liver Pathway Linked to Negative Impacts of High-Fat, High-Cholesterol Diet

Nov. 12, 2015 — It's no secret that a high-fat, high-cholesterol "junk food" diet has been linked to major health problems, including high blood cholesterol and the buildup of plaques in the arteries, ... read more

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