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April 24, 2017

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Early-Life BPA Exposure Reprograms Gene Expression Linked to Fatty Liver Disease

Apr. 2, 2017 — Exposure during infancy to the common plasticizer bisphenol A (BPA) "hijacks" and reprograms genes in the liver of newborn rats, leading to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in ... read more

Molecular Therapy Set to Protect at-Risk Patients Against Heart Attack and Stroke

Mar. 30, 2017 — Even a single dose of a specific ribonucleic acid molecule, known as a small interfering RNA (siRNA), offers patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease long-lasting protection against high LDL ... read more

A Little Vigorous Exercise May Help Boost Kids' Cardiometabolic Health

Mar. 24, 2017 — As little as 10 minutes a day of high-intensity physical activity could help some children reduce their risk of developing heart problems and metabolic diseases such as diabetes, according to an ... read more

Statins May Provide Treatment Alternative for Chronic Liver Disease

Mar. 23, 2017 — Statin drugs are widely used to manage high cholesterol and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. But in a new review of more than 50 studies, researchers cite reductions in liver inflammation ... read more

Mar. 20, 2017 — Researchers have developed a new way of visualizing the distribution of cholesterol in cells and tissues. Their research provides insights into the movement of cholesterol into and out of cells and ... read more

Potential Breakthrough in Determining Who’s at Risk for Heart Attacks

Mar. 19, 2017 — Researchers are revisiting their views on the relative dangers soft and hard atherosclerotic plaque deposits pose to heart health. Findings of a new study may be a "game-changer" for ... read more

No Benefit of Synthetic HDL-C on Arterial Plaque

Mar. 19, 2017 — Injection of a novel form of synthetic high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), or good cholesterol, into the arteries of patients who had recently had a heart attack did not reduce the volume ... read more

Evolocumab Significantly Reduces Risk of Cardiovascular Events

Mar. 17, 2017 — Evolocumab, one of the new targeted PCSK9 inhibitor drugs that has been shown to dramatically lower levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or “bad” cholesterol, also significantly lowers the ... read more

New Study Finds People Who Have High Levels of Two Markers at High Risk of Adverse Heart Events

Mar. 17, 2017 — New research suggests that GlycA, a newly identified blood marker, and C-reactive protein both independently predict major adverse cardiac events, including heart failure and death. Patients who have ... read more

PCSK9 Inhibitior Bococizumab Produces Varying Results

Mar. 17, 2017 — Researchers report that bococizumab had short-term benefits on lowering cholesterol levels and significantly reduced the risk of cardiovascular events by 21 percent compared to placebo among those ... read more

Agriculture, Dietary Changes, and Adaptations in Fat Metabolism from Ancient to Modern Europeans

Mar. 16, 2017 — Evolutionary biologists are weighing in based on the increasing power of DNA analyses to explore how changes in diet over eons have caused human adaptations to genes regulating fat metabolism. ... read more

Statin Timing and Dosage May Improve Heart Surgery Outcomes

Mar. 16, 2017 — Cholesterol-lowering drugs are important, especially on the day of coronary bypass surgery, remind researchers in a new report. Stopping statin medication even one day before CABG surgery may ... read more

Mar. 15, 2017 — Building on their recent research focusing on a peptide designed to block the oxidant amplifying function of the cellular sodium-potassium pump, researchers have successfully demonstrated that ... read more

Older Women Taking Statins Face Higher Risk of Diabetes

Mar. 15, 2017 — Women over 75 faced a 33 percent higher chance of developing diabetes if they were taking statins, new Australian research shows. The risk increased to 51 percent for those on high doses. Clinicians ... read more

High Cholesterol Levels Linked With Rotator Cuff Surgery Failure

Mar. 14, 2017 — Patients with higher cholesterol levels face a significantly greater risk for failure of minimally invasive (arthroscopic) rotator cuff surgery, according to a new study. According to the study, ... read more

Study Indicates Promising New Approach to Prevent and Treat Cholesterol Gallstones

Mar. 13, 2017 — A new study reports on a promising new approach to prevent and treat cholesterol gallstone disease (CGD) that reduces the biliary output of cholesterol via activation of receptors present in tissues ... read more

New Blood Test May Predict Cardiovascular Events in Patients With or Without Coronary Artery Disease

Mar. 10, 2017 — A new type of blood test may help physicians identify which patients with and without evidence of coronary blockages are at risk for heart attacks and strokes. Even individuals with normal levels of ... read more

Younger Heart Attack Patients More Likely to Have Low 'Good' Vs. High 'Bad' Cholesterol

Mar. 8, 2017 — Men under 45 years old and women under 50 years old who suffer a heart attack are far more likely to have abnormally low good cholesterol than elevated bad cholesterol, according to new ... read more

Researchers Study a New Way to Lower LDL Cholesterol

Mar. 6, 2017 — Drugs targeting a nuclear receptor may be able to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol in an animal model, new findings ... read more

Cholesterol-Processing Enzyme Protects from Debilitating Brain Lesions

Mar. 1, 2017 — Researchers have discovered that a specific enzyme in the brain could reduce the formation of debilitating brain lesions in the two ... read more

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