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May 31, 2016

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May 31, 2016

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

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

Sedentary Lifestyle Associated With Coronary Artery Calcium, Researchers Find

Apr. 27, 2016 — Sedentary behavior is associated with increased amounts of calcium deposits in heart arteries, which in turn is associated with a higher risk of heart attack, cardiologists have ... read more

No Need to Fast Before a Cholesterol Test

Apr. 27, 2016 — Patients do not need to check their cholesterol levels on an empty stomach, new research from Denmark, Canada and the US involving more than 300,000 individuals suggests. So far fasting has been ... read more

Cholesterol Levels, Not Statins, Influence Colorectal Cancer Risk

Apr. 26, 2016 — Long-term use of the cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins does not appear to decrease a patient's risk of colorectal cancer, suggests a new, large case-control ... read more

'Mediterranean' Diet Linked to Lower Risk of Heart Attacks, Strokes in Heart Patients

Apr. 25, 2016 — A 'Mediterranean' diet, high in fruit, vegetables, fish and unrefined foods, is linked to a lower risk of heart attack and stroke in people who already have heart disease, according to a ... read more

Sleep Loss Detrimental to Blood Vessels

Apr. 22, 2016 — Getting too little sleep causes changes in the metabolism of cholesterol, demonstrates a new study. According to the results, long-term sleep loss may contribute to the development of cardiovascular ... read more

Older Adults Need Better Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Control to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease

Apr. 22, 2016 — Prevention of cardiovascular events in elderly patients presents a therapeutic challenge because this age group is generally underrepresented in clinical trials, and doctors often assume that it is ... read more

Apr. 20, 2016 — Studies using an innovative stem-cell model for a fatal developmental disorder is the focus of a recent study. An expert has uncovered unique cellular defects associated with Smith-Lemli-Opitz ... read more

Consuming Too Much Fructose During Pregnancy Raises the Child's Risk for Heart Disease

Apr. 20, 2016 — The negative health effects of consuming large amounts of fructose could impact several generations, according to researchers. The study found that when pregnant mice only drink water sweetened with ... read more

New Hope for Treating Atheriosclerosis

Apr. 19, 2016 — An American mother’s hunch might result in new treatments for patients who can’t tolerate conventional cholesterol-lowering ... read more

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

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