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July 24, 2016

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July 24, 2016

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

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

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

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

May 27, 2016 — Biologists show that cholesterol prevents an immune response, even when no antigen is present. T cell receptors are an important part of the human immune system. They are able to switch their ... read more

Researchers Determine 3-D Atomic Structure of Cholesterol Transporter

May 26, 2016 — Using X-ray crystallography, researchers have determined the 3-D atomic structure of a human sterol transporter that helps maintain cholesterol ... read more

May 26, 2016 — Drexel scientists have discovered an unusual mechanism for how two antimalarial drugs kill Plasmodium parasites. Amidst growing concerns about drug resistance, these findings could help to develop ... read more

Prepackaged Portion-Controlled Meals Can Lead to Greater Weight Loss Than Self-Selected Portions, Research Says

May 26, 2016 — Increased portion sizes in Americans’ diets is widely recognized as a contributor to the obesity epidemic, and now new research examines the effect of prepackaged, portion-controlled meals on ... read more

Lipid Testing Underutilized in Adults Taking Antipsychotic Medications

May 24, 2016 — Too few adults taking antipsychotic medications are being screened for abnormalities in lipids, which include cholesterol and triglycerides, new research finds. The biggest gap in screening is among ... read more

Air Pollution Exposure May Raise Heart Disease Risk

May 24, 2016 — Exposure to air pollution can worsen blood sugar levels, cholesterol and other risk factors for heart disease, particularly in people with diabetes, according to a new ... read more

Mutation Protects Against Heart Disease

May 23, 2016 — Just less than one per cent of the population is naturally protected against developing chronic coronary artery diseases, a new study ... read more

New Gene for Familial High Cholesterol

May 12, 2016 — The gene that explains one quarter of all familial hypercholesterolemia with very high blood cholesterol, has been revealed by new research. Familial hypercholesterolemia is the most common genetic ... read more

Has HDL, the 'Good' Cholesterol, Been Hyped?

May 10, 2016 — HDL's heart disease protection depends on the levels of two other blood fats or lipids associated with heart disease, a new study shows for the first time. If these fats are not within normal ... read more

New Method to Stop the Spread of Lyme Disease

May 10, 2016 — Medication that is normally used to lower cholesterol could stop the spread of Lyme disease, according to a new study. Statins can reduce the burden in mice and can therefore be exploited to reduce ... read more

PAD Patients on Statins May Have Lower Amputation, Early Death Risk

May 7, 2016 — People with peripheral artery disease (PAD) who take cholesterol-lowering statins may have a lower risk of amputation and early death than PAD patients who don't take statins. The risk of ... read more

Why Are Women Less Likely to Be Prescribed Statins Than Men?

May 5, 2016 — Statins are equally effective at decreasing risk of coronary events in men and women, and yet women are less likely to be prescribed these cholesterol-lowering drugs than men. A new study identifies ... read more

May 3, 2016 — Researchers have shown how controlling cholesterol metabolism in pancreatic cancer cells reduces metastasis, pointing to a potential new treatment using drugs previously developed for ... read more

Nearly Half of Heart Bypass Patients Skip Medications That Keep Blood Flowing

May 2, 2016 — Statins and aspirin together are needed to keep lifesaving bypass grafts open, but researchers have found that patients are not taking these medications ... read more

Cardiovascular Risk Tool Overestimates Actual Chance of Cardiovascular Events

May 2, 2016 — A widely recommended risk calculator for predicting a person's chance of experiencing a cardiovascular disease event -- such as heart attack, ischemic stroke or dying from coronary artery ... read more

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