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Higher coronary artery calcium levels in middle-age may indicate higher risk for future heart problems
Middle-aged patients with higher levels of coronary artery calcium buildup were more likely to have higher left ventricular mass and worse left ventricular function of the heart, particularly among blacks. (2019-06-14)
Lowering cholesterol is not enough to reduce hyperactivity of the immune system
Despite treatment with statins, many patients with elevated cholesterol levels will still develop cardiovascular disease. (2019-06-13)
New imaging modality targets cholesterol in arterial plaque
In an article published in the peer-reviewed SPIE publication Journal of Biomedical Optics (JBO), 'Frequency-domain differential photoacoustic radar: theory and validation for ultra-sensitive atherosclerotic plaque imaging,' researchers demonstrate a new imaging modality that successfully identifies the presence of cholesterol in the arterial plaque. (2019-06-13)
Community pharmacies make a lifestyle impact for patients with prostate cancer
Cardiovascular health and physical activity levels of prostate cancer patients improve following successful interventions by community pharmacies, new research in the British Medical Journal reports. (2019-06-12)
Unsalted tomato juice may help lower heart disease risk
In a study published in Food Science & Nutrition, drinking unsalted tomato juice lowered blood pressure and LDL cholesterol in Japanese adults at risk of cardiovascular disease. (2019-06-05)
Obesity worsens disability in multiple sclerosis
Obesity is an aggravating factor in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, the most common form of the disease. (2019-06-05)
Red and white meats are equally bad for cholesterol
Contrary to popular belief, consuming red meat and white meat such as poultry, have equal effects on blood cholesterol levels, according to a study published today in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. (2019-06-04)
Novel insights into cholesterol regulation may lead to new therapies for heart disease
In a landmark study, scientists at Houston Methodist Research Institute discovered what makes white blood cell counts spike in individuals who have high cholesterol, possibly leading to new therapies for heart disease. (2019-06-04)
Study: Cholesterol in eggs tied to cardiac disease, death
The risk of heart disease and death increases with the number of eggs an individual consumes, according to a UMass Lowell nutrition expert who has studied the issue. (2019-06-04)
'Cannibalism' is a double-whammy for cell health
University of Sydney mathematician Hugh Ford has developed a model tested by experiment that shows cell cannibalism is an important driver in the build-up of cholesterol and other harmful materials. (2019-06-04)
Certain antidepressants could provide treatment for multiple infectious diseases
Some antidepressants could potentially be used to treat a wide range of diseases caused by bacteria living within cells, according to work by researchers in the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and collaborators at other institutions. (2019-05-31)
Early statin treatment may help children with Fragile X
Children with an inherited form of intellectual disability and autism could be helped by a medicine commonly used to lower cholesterol, if used early in life, research from the University of Edinburgh suggests. (2019-05-29)
High LDL linked to early-onset Alzheimer's
Researchers with the Atlanta VA and Emory University found a link between high LDL cholesterol and early-onset Alzheimer's disease. (2019-05-28)
Can blood donation programs identify donors with genetic disorder for high cholesterol, coronary artery disease?
This study examined whether a blood donation program could help identify individuals with the often undiagnosed genetic disorder familial hypercholesterolemia, which results in high cholesterol and premature coronary artery disease. (2019-05-22)
Life-threatening genetic cholesterol condition could be found through blood donations
Blood donation programs represent a unique opportunity as a public health portal to screen for diseases. (2019-05-22)
Only half of US kids and teens have ideal cholesterol levels
Cholesterol levels in US youth have improved from 1999 to 2016, but only half of children and adolescents are in the ideal range and 25% are in the clinically high range, according to a study published in JAMA, led by Amanda Marma Perak, M.D. (2019-05-21)
Did cholesterol levels improve among us kids, adolescents?
This study examined cholesterol levels in children and adolescents in the US from 1999 to 2016. (2019-05-21)
What happens to young adults after a first heart attack?
Heart attacks among adults younger than 50 years of age are on the rise. (2019-05-21)
New Finnish study: Dietary cholesterol or egg consumption do not increase the risk of stroke
A new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows that a moderately high intake of dietary cholesterol or consumption of up to one egg per day is not associated with an elevated risk of stroke. (2019-05-20)
BU finds rare gene mutations may prevent heart disease
A kind of rare gene mutation may prevent heart disease, according to a new study co-led by a Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researcher. (2019-05-13)
Statins' potential to treat MS unrelated to lowering cholesterol
The widely prescribed statin, simvastatin, can medically help patients with secondary progressive Multiple Sclerosis (SPMS) -- for reasons that might be unrelated to the drug's intended cholesterol lowering affects, a UCL study has found. (2019-05-10)
Study shows one third of statin patients don't reach healthy levels of 'bad' cholesterol
Using electronic health records from the Indiana Network for Patient Care, a new population health study of entire state found that one third of statin patients don't reach healthy levels of 'bad' cholesterol. (2019-05-09)
Soy protein lowers cholesterol, study suggests
With the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) planning to remove soy from its list of heart healthy foods, researchers at St. (2019-05-06)
Study looks at association of high cholesterol levels, statin use with glaucoma risk
A study of adults 40 and older suggests high cholesterol levels are associated with increased risk for the most common form of glaucoma, while longer use of a cholesterol-lowering statin, compared with never using, was associated with lower risk. (2019-05-02)
Scientists propose new theory on Alzheimer's, amyloid connection
'Is amyloid precursor protein the mastermind behind Alzheimer's or is it just an accomplice?' Researchers devised a multi-functional reporter for amyloid precursor protein and tracked its localization and mobility, noticing a strange association between the protein and cholesterol that resides in the cell membrane of synapses. (2019-04-23)
AI identifies risk of cholesterol-raising genetic disease, Stanford-led study finds
A new algorithm can determine whether a patient is likely to have a cholesterol-raising genetic disease that can cause early, and sometimes fatal, heart problems, reports a new study conducted by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and their collaborators. (2019-04-11)
Low cholesterol linked to higher risk of bleeding stroke in women
Lowering low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol reduces the risk of heart attacks and stroke, with an ideal value below 100 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL). (2019-04-10)
Substituting healthy plant proteins for red meat lowers risk for heart disease
Diets that replaced red meat with healthy plant proteins led to decreases in risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to a new study from Harvard T.H. (2019-04-09)
New hope for treating childhood brain cancer
Recent research has shown that a drug known as MI-2 can kill cells that cause a fatal brain cancer. (2019-04-04)
Structure of the molecular machine that links carbohydrate and lipid metabolism
A research team led by dr. Kenneth Verstraete in the Unit for Structural Biology at the VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research has unraveled the three-dimensional structure and molecular mechanism of ATP citrate lyase (ACLY). (2019-04-03)
Scientists decipher 3D structure of a promising molecular target for cancer treatment
Columbia researchers have revealed the full structure of human ACLY, a building block of metabolism over-expressed in several types of cancers. (2019-04-03)
Experimental drug reverses high cholesterol, obesity-related nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in animal study
Scientists have discovered a novel molecular pathway for an enzyme inhibitor in humans that plays a direct role in the development of high cholesterol and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, which they then were able to reverse in mice with an investigational drug. (2019-03-25)
Screen time plus snacking a risk for metabolic disorder in teens
Teens who sit for hours watching TV, using the computer or playing video games while eating unhealthy snacks are at increased risk for a group of risk factors for heart disease and diabetes, according to research to be presented Monday, March 25, at ENDO 2019, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, in New Orleans, La. (2019-03-24)
Affordable Care Act delivers significant benefits for women
According to a new study appearing in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, published by Elsevier, the rate of health insurance coverage and access to affordable acute and preventive care services improved for women after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). (2019-03-21)
Study explaining side effects of statins finds drug can have unexpected benefits
By suppressing the activity of key cellular receptors called G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) and their interacting partners called G proteins, statins have the potential to alter various bodily functions controlled by this important pathway, according to researchers at The University of Toledo. (2019-03-19)
Statin add-on may offer new/another option for reducing LDL-C in high-risk patients
Patients at high risk for a heart attack or stroke who took an investigational drug in addition to a statin had significantly lower LDL, or 'bad' cholesterol, after 12 weeks compared to similar patients who took a placebo in addition to statin therapy, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's 68th Annual Scientific Session. (2019-03-18)
Taking statins for heart disease cuts risk in half, yet only 6 percent of patients taking as directed
Study finds that taking statins for heart disease cuts risk of second serious event in half, yet only 6 percent of patients are following as directed. (2019-03-16)
Cardiovascular screenings uncover diabetes, high cholesterol in middle schoolers
A pilot study of 45 middle school kids shows that more than a third of those screened had abnormal levels of blood sugar or high cholesterol. (2019-03-15)
Bad news for egg lovers
Cancel the cheese omelet. A large, new study of nearly 30,000 people reports adults who ate more eggs and dietary cholesterol had a significantly higher risk of cardiovascular disease and death from any cause. (2019-03-15)
What is association of dietary cholesterol or eating eggs with risk of cardiovascular disease, death?
Eggs are a source of dietary cholesterol. This observational study pooled data from six study groups for more than 29,000 people to determine the associations of consuming dietary cholesterol or eating eggs with risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and death. (2019-03-15)
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