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August 31, 2015

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August 31, 2015

Primary Prevention Use of Statins Increases Among the Oldest Old

Aug. 24, 2015 — The use of statins for primary prevention in patients without vascular disease older than 79 increased between 1999 and 2012, although there is little randomized evidence to guide the use of these ... read more

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

Poor Diabetes Control Found in Older Americans

July 21, 2015 — Only one in three older Americans has their diabetes under control as measured by guidelines set by the American Diabetes Association, new research suggests. Some argue that ADA guidelines may be too ... read more

Cholesterol Metabolism in Immune Cells Linked to HIV Progression

July 17, 2015 — Lower levels of cholesterol in certain immune cells -- a result of enhanced cholesterol metabolism within those cells -- may help explain why some HIV-infected people are able to naturally control ... read more

July 17, 2015 — In the course of basic research in membrane biochemistry scientists have gained new insight into the cytotoxic effect of the Ebola virus. Employing biochemical and cell biological methods they have ... read more

Does Heart Disease Begin in Childhood?

July 15, 2015 — A 'statistically significant association' between higher vitamin D levels and lower non-HDL cholesterol in kids has been found by researchers. There has been evidence that low vitamin D ... read more

Nutrition Researchers Develop Healthy Beverage Index

July 9, 2015 — Researchers have developed a new scoring method for assessing beverage intake, the Healthy Beverage Index (HBI). In a report, they describe how this tool can be used to more accurately evaluate ... 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

Statins Linked to Lower Aggression in Men, but Higher in Women

July 1, 2015 — In the first randomized trial to look at statin effects on behavior, researchers report that aggressive behavior typically declined among men placed on statins (compared to placebo), but typically ... read more

Restaurant Meals Can Be as Bad for Your Waistline as Fast Food Is

July 1, 2015 — When Americans go out to eat, either at a fast-food outlet or a full-service restaurant, they consume, on average, about 200 more calories a day than when they stay home for meals, a new study ... 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

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