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October 1, 2016

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October 1, 2016

Bile Acid Uptake Inhibitor Prevents Nash/fatty Liver in Mice

Sep. 21, 2016 — Drugs that interfere with bile acid recycling can prevent several aspects of NASH (nonalcoholic steatohepatitis) in mice fed a high-fat diet, scientists have shown. The findings suggest that these ... read more

European Standards to Prevent Repeat Heart Attacks Launched Today

Sep. 6, 2016 — European standards to prevent repeat heart attacks have now been released. The consensus document outlines the steps patients and healthcare professionals can take to prevent recurrent heart ... read more

Moderate Physical Activity Linked With 50 Percent Reduction in Cardiovascular Death in Over-65s

Aug. 27, 2016 — Moderate physical activity is associated with a greater than 50 percent reduction in cardiovascular death in over-65s, according to research. The 12-year study in nearly 2,500 adults aged 65 to 74 ... read more

Polyunsaturated Fat in Adipose Tissue Linked to Lower Mortality

Aug. 18, 2016 — The fatty acid linoleic acid (Omega 6) in subcutaneous adipose tissue was linked to lower mortality among older men followed over a 15-year ... read more

Recently Approved Cholesterol Medication Not Cost-Effective

Aug. 16, 2016 — Although the recently FDA-approved cholesterol-lowering drugs, PCSK9 inhibitors, could substantially reduce heart attacks, strokes, and cardiovascular deaths, they would not be cost-effective for use ... read more

China Facing Epidemic of Heart Disease, Stroke

Aug. 15, 2016 — A 20-year rise in cardiovascular disease (CVD) in China appears to have been spurred largely by increases in high blood pressure, according to a new study. Increasing body mass index (BMI), ... read more

High and Low Levels of ‘good Cholesterol’ May Cause Premature Death

Aug. 11, 2016 — Commonly touted as "good cholesterol" for helping to reduce risk of stroke and heart attack, both high and low levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol may increase a ... read more

Children Score Low on Cardiovascular Health Measures

Aug. 11, 2016 — Most children are born with ideal cardiovascular health and promoting good heart health should begin at birth. While most children have ideal blood pressure, about 91 percent of American children ... read more

Soy May Help Protect Women With PCOS from Diabetes, Heart Disease

Aug. 4, 2016 — Women who have polycystic ovary syndrome -- a common cause of female infertility -- may be able to improve their metabolic and cardiovascular health by consuming soy isoflavones, according to a new ... read more

Routinely Measured Lipids Show Contrasting Associations With Risk of Coronary Artery Disease, Diabetes

Aug. 3, 2016 — An analysis using genetics finds that increased low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), and possibly triglyceride (TG) levels are associated with a ... read more

Rethinking How HDL Protects Against Coronary Heart Disease

Aug. 3, 2016 — Researchers have found that medium-sized HDL particles (MS-HDL-P) and the number of HDL particles (HDL-P) are better markers of coronary artery disease than high-density lipoprotein cholesterol ... read more

New Lipid-Lowering Drugs Help Patients Reduce LDL Cholesterol

Aug. 1, 2016 — A recent analysis indicates that adding new therapies called anti-PCSK9 antibodies to other lipid-lowering treatments can help patients lower their LDL cholesterol ... read more

Link Between Carbohydrate Consumption and Adropin

July 27, 2016 — Researchers report that levels of the peptide hormone adropin vary based on carbohydrate consumption and appear to be linked to lipid ... read more

Statins May Be Associated With Reduced Mortality in 4 Common Cancers

July 8, 2016 — A diagnosis of high cholesterol is associated with reduced mortality and improved survival in the four most common cancers, according to new research. The 14-year study from nearly one million ... read more

Effect of Cholesterol Medicine on Inflammatory Diseases Mapped

July 7, 2016 — The cholesterol medicine simvastatin, which is one of the most commonly used pharmaceuticals in the world, also has a beneficial effect on the immune defense system with regard to diseases such as ... read more

More Calories Consumed from Subsidized Food Commodities Linked to Cardiometabolic Risks

July 5, 2016 — Two related dietary studies and a commentary online examined whether an individual's consumption of food derived from subsidized food commodities was associated with cardiometabolic risks. The ... read more

Resistant Starch May Benefit People With Metabolic Syndrome

June 30, 2016 — The secret ingredient is in the flour, but its impact lies within the gut. Adding resistant starch to the diets of people with metabolic syndrome can improve bacteria in the gut, according to ... read more

Genetically Inherited High Cholesterol Increases Long-Term Risks of Coronary Heart Disease, Stroke

June 29, 2016 — People who inherit a genetic disorder from one of their parents that results in high cholesterol may be five times more likely to develop coronary heart disease. These patients also may be more ... read more

June 28, 2016 — An approved anti-HIV drug latches to the enzyme already responsible for about 80 percent of the cholesterol elimination from the human brain, report scientists. Obtained with a cutting-edge ... read more

Consumption of Omega-3s Linked to Lower Risk of Fatal Heart Disease

June 27, 2016 — A global consortium of researchers banded together to conduct an epidemiological study analyzing specific omega-3 fatty acid biomarkers and heart disease. They found that blood levels of omega-3 ... read more

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