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August 30, 2016

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August 30, 2016

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

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

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

No Association Between 'Bad Cholesterol' and Elderly Deaths

June 27, 2016 — An international team of experts has found that older people with high levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL-C) live as long, and often longer, than their peers with low levels of LDL-C. The ... read more

How Yeast Cells Regulate Their Fat Balance

June 23, 2016 — Not only humans but also each of their body cells must watch their fat balance. Fats perform highly specialized functions, especially in the cell membrane. A research group has now discovered how ... read more

Statins Associated With Lower Risk of Cardiac Events for Some Patients, Not Others

June 20, 2016 — Cholesterol-lowering statins were associated with lower risk for major cardiac events in some patients with preexisting ischemic heart disease but not in others, according to an ... read more

Bariatric Surgery Significantly Improves Lipid Profile in Obese Patients

June 14, 2016 — Fifty years after the first reported partial-ileal bypass, metabolic surgery has an established role in achieving weight loss and reducing cardiovascular death in obese patients. Scientists have now ... read more

June 11, 2016 — People with type 2 diabetes who intensively controlled their blood sugar level during the landmark ACCORD Trial Eye Study were found to have cut their risk of diabetic retinopathy in half in a ... read more

June 10, 2016 — For the first time, it has been discovered that a tiny liver protein that when disrupted can lead to the nation's top killer -- cardiovascular disease -- as well as fatty liver disease, a ... read more

Barley Lowers Not One but Two Types of 'Bad Cholesterol,' Review Suggests

June 8, 2016 — Eating barley or foods containing barley significantly reduced levels of two types of 'bad cholesterol' associated with cardiovascular risk, a research paper has ... read more

One Third of Children Have Higher Levels of Cardiometabolic Risk Factors Due to Family History

May 30, 2016 — Children with a strong family history of cardiovascular disease and/or type 2 diabetes were found to have cholesterol levels significantly higher than children with no family history of those ... read more

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