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May 3, 2016

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May 3, 2016

Increased Saturated Fat Intake Linked to Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Apr. 19, 2016 — A link between higher intake of dietary saturated fat, a type of fat found commonly in foods such as fatty beef and cheese, and risk of aggressive prostate cancer has been identified by a research ... read more

Compound from Hops Lowers Cholesterol, Blood Sugar and Weight Gain

Apr. 19, 2016 — A recent study has identified specific intake levels of xanthohumol, a natural flavonoid found in hops, that significantly improved some of the underlying markers of metabolic syndrome in laboratory ... read more

Tuberculosis Bacteria Build 'Edible' Havens in Immune Cells

Apr. 18, 2016 — Bacteria that cause tuberculosis trick immune cells meant to destroy them into hiding and feeding them instead, report scientists. The study results revolve around the ancient battle between the ... read more

Potential Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Molecule Has Prostate Cancer Fighting Capabilities

Apr. 14, 2016 — Standard treatment for prostate cancer can include chemotherapy that targets receptors on cancer cells. However, drug-resistant cancer cells can emerge during chemotherapy, limiting its effectiveness ... read more

Increase in Coffee Consumption Could Provide Protective Effect in Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Apr. 13, 2016 — Adding coffee to the diet of people with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) could help reverse the condition, according to a new study conducted in mice ... read more

Highly-Sensitive Detection Method Makes Close Monitoring of HDL Kinetics Possible

Apr. 11, 2016 — A mass spectromeric approach allows researchers to identify HDL subfractions of various sizes and distribution. The new technique for monitoring HDL kinetics has helped reveal new lipid biology and ... read more

Apr. 8, 2016 — Several studies have recognized a link between obesity and cancer. Now new research further helps to understand how tumor cells grow through scavenging very low-density lipoproteins (VLDL) and ... read more

Cyclodextrin Dissolves Away Cholesterol Crystals

Apr. 8, 2016 — Cyclodextrin has been shown in mice to dissolve cholesterol crystals and prevent plaque formation. The drug is already approved for use in humans and could be tested in patients to treat ... read more

Apr. 6, 2016 — Hardened and inflamed arteries, atherosclerosis, can be very dangerous. The consequences of atherosclerosis are among the most common causes of death in industrialized nations; in particular heart ... read more

Factors Associated With Good Heart Health May Also Protect Kidneys

Apr. 6, 2016 — Middle-aged adults who scored well on the American Heart Association's Life's Simple 7 checklist were less likely to develop chronic kidney disease than those with low scores. Not smoking, ... read more

Controlling Blood Pressure, Sugar, Cholesterol Linked to Lower Cardiovascular Disease

Apr. 6, 2016 — While controlling blood pressure, blood sugar and LDL-cholesterol levels reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease in people with diabetes, only 7 percent of diabetic participants in three major ... read more

Apr. 5, 2016 — Scientists have found a new way to inhibit the growth of the bacterium that causes tuberculosis (TB). Researchers havesaid the discovery held promise for the development of ... read more

Exercise Counteracts Sitting Time

Apr. 5, 2016 — Office workers can stave off health problems associated with sitting down all day by regularly exercising, a new study has found. The study further emphasizes the importance of physical activity in ... read more

Trial Offers Objective Evidence of Muscle-Related Side Effects With Statins

Apr. 3, 2016 — The first major clinical trial to include a blinded, placebo-controlled “statin re-challenge” in patients with a history of muscle-related side effects sheds new light on statin-associated muscle ... read more

Evacetrapib Fails to Reduce Major Adverse Cardiovascular Events

Apr. 3, 2016 — Despite lowering low-density lipoprotein (LDL), known as “bad” cholesterol, while markedly increasing levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL), or “good” cholesterol, a large clinical trial ... read more

Single-Gene Mutations Account for Only 2 Percent of Cases of Severely Elevated Cholesterol

Apr. 3, 2016 — A study from an international research team finds that familial hypercholesterolemia accounts for less than 2 percent of severely elevated LDL in the general population. But the team also found that ... read more

Elevated Levels of Inflammation Marker Offsets Benefits of Good Cholesterol

Apr. 3, 2016 — People with high levels of good cholesterol, or high-density lipoprotein, are not as safe from heart disease when high levels of a newly identified biomarker of inflammation in the arteries are also ... read more

Researchers Find 'Simple' Methods to Prevent Heart Attacks and Stroke Worldwide

Apr. 2, 2016 — Three studies involving 228 centers looking at the effects of the three treatments in people at intermediate risk of, but without, clinical heart disease have recently been ... read more

Eating Beans, Peas, Chickpeas or Lentils May Help Lose Weight and Keep It Off

Mar. 30, 2016 — Eating one serving a day of beans, peas, chickpeas or lentils could contribute to modest weight loss, a new study suggests. Eating about 3/4 cup (130 grams) each day of these foods known as pulses ... read more

High Serum Omega-6 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Concentrations Linked to Lower Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Mar. 24, 2016 — High serum omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid concentrations are linked to a significantly reduced risk of type 2 diabetes. The study found that high serum omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid ... read more

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