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Cholesterol levels in American adults declining since 2013 guideline release
The implementation of the 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Guideline on the Treatment of Blood Cholesterol has led to improved overall cholesterol levels for American adults, especially those on cholesterol lowering medications, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology that examined the impact of the highly anticipated guideline several years after release. (2019-11-11)
Key mechanism in insulin release by cholesterol metabolite found
Insulin which is released by pancreatic beta-cells is the main regulator of blood sugar. (2019-10-31)
Sheffield scientists identify new potential treatment pathway for cardiovascular disease
Sheffield scientists identify new potential treatment pathway for cardiovascular disease. (2019-10-30)
One avocado a day helps lower 'bad' cholesterol for heart healthy benefits
New research from Penn State suggests that eating one avocado a day may help keep 'bad cholesterol' at bay. (2019-10-28)
New study may have the reason why heart medication gives muscle pain
The McMaster research team found muscle cells treated with statins released the amino acid called glutamate at much higher levels than muscle cells that were untreated. (2019-10-15)
Unlocking the secrets of gallstones
How gallstones are formed in the body was previously unknown, despite the fact that they are among the ten most common reasons for a stay in hospital. (2019-10-08)
WVU researchers study link between low birth weight and cardiovascular risk
In a recent study, West Virginia University researcher Amna Umer discovered that if children had a low birth weight, they were more likely to exhibit cardiovascular risk factors in fifth grade. (2019-10-03)
Statins could increase or decrease osteoporosis risk -- the dosage makes the difference
A study by the Medical University of Vienna and the Complexity Science Hub Vienna shows for the first time a connection between the dosage of cholesterol-lowering drugs -- statins -- and the diagnosis of osteoporosis. (2019-09-30)
'Good' cholesterol counters atherosclerosis in mice with diabetes
Increasing levels of a simplified version of 'good' cholesterol reversed disease in the blood vessels of mice with diabetes. (2019-09-30)
You don't have to go cold turkey on red meat to see health benefits
A new study has found that halving the amount red and processed (RPM) meat in the diet can have a significant impact on health, reducing the amount of LDL 'bad' cholesterol in the blood which cuts the risk of developing heart disease. (2019-09-30)
Poorly reported placebos could lead to mistaken estimates of benefits and harms
Researchers at the University of Oxford have found that placebo controls are almost never described according to standard reporting guidelines. (2019-09-29)
A comprehensive atlas of genetic regulation of lipid metabolism published
An international research team has identified several novel genetic variants associated with plasma levels of lipid species and cardiovascular disease risk in humans. (2019-09-26)
Some high-cholesterol genes differ between countries
Some of the genes that predict the risk of high cholesterol don't apply to people from Uganda the same as they do in European populations, finds a new UCL-led study published in Nature Communications. (2019-09-24)
Mummy study: Heart disease was bigger issue for human ancestors than initially thought
A new imaging study of the mummified arteries of people who lived thousands of years ago revealed that their arteries were more clogged than originally thought, according to a proof-of-concept study led by a researcher with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). (2019-09-23)
Rethinking how cholesterol is integrated into cells
Cholesterol is best known in connection with cardiovascular disease, but cholesterol is also vital for many fundamental processes in the body. (2019-09-20)
Underweight babies more likely to develop type 2 diabetes more than a year earlier
New research being presented at this year's European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) Annual Meeting in Barcelona, Spain (16-20 September) is the first study to show that babies born underweight are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes at a younger age (by more than one year). (2019-09-18)
Familial hypercholesterolemia patients at high risk for cardiovascular events
Individuals with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) were able to lower their cholesterol under FH specialty care, but many are still not meeting LDL-cholesterol targets, according to the FH Foundation's CASCADE FH® Registry. (2019-09-17)
Early signs of adult diabetes are visible in children as young as 8 years old
Early signs of adulthood type 2 diabetes can be seen in children as young as 8 years old, decades before it is likely to be diagnosed, according to a new genetic study being presented at this year's European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) Annual Meeting in Barcelona, Spain (Sept. (2019-09-17)
Analysis of studies into alcohol consumption in people with type 2 diabetes suggests
An meta-analysis of studies presented at this year's Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes in Barcelona, Spain (Sept. (2019-09-16)
Physical activity may attenuate menopause-associated atherogenic changes
Leisure-time physical activity is associated with a healthier blood lipid profile in menopausal women, but it doesn't seem to entirely offset the unfavorable lipid profile changes associated with the menopausal transition. (2019-09-13)
Vegetarian and pescetarian diets linked to lower risk of coronary heart disease
Vegetarian (including vegan) and pescetarian diets may be linked to a lower risk of coronary heart disease, or CHD for short, than diets that include meat, suggest the findings of a large UK study published in The BMJ today. (2019-09-04)
It is never too late to start statins for clogged leg arteries
Statins are linked with reduced mortality in patients with peripheral arterial disease, even when started late after diagnosis, reports a study presented today at ESC Congress 2019 together with the World Congress of Cardiology. (2019-09-03)
A life of low cholesterol and BP slashes heart and circulatory disease risk by 80 per cent
Modest and sustained decreases in blood pressure and cholesterol levels reduces the lifetime risk of developing fatal heart and circulatory diseases, such as heart attack and stroke, according to research part-funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). (2019-09-02)
Lifestyle, not genetics, explains most premature heart disease
Physical inactivity, smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol play a greater role than genetics in many young patients with heart disease, according to research presented today at ESC Congress 2019 together with the World Congress of Cardiology. (2019-09-02)
Childhood cholesterol, blood pressure, weight and smoking predict adult heart disease
The first reliable evidence of a link between major cardiovascular risk factors in children -- serum cholesterol, blood pressure, body mass index (BMI), and smoking -- with cardiovascular disease in adults is presented today at ESC Congress 2019 together with the World Congress of Cardiology. (2019-09-01)
Screening for genetic high cholesterol could help patients and families avoid heart attack
Genetic high cholesterol is underdiagnosed and undertreated, according to research presented today at ESC Congress 2019 together with the World Congress of Cardiology. (2019-09-01)
European guidelines on lipid control advocate 'lower is better' for cholesterol levels
Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels should be lowered as much as possible to prevent cardiovascular disease, especially in high and very high risk patients. (2019-08-31)
The role of a single molecule in obesity
A single molecule, derived from cholesterol, lurks inside your bloodstream and will increase your body fat, even if you don't eat a diet filled with red meat and fried food. (2019-08-28)
Red wine benefits linked to better gut health, study finds
A study from King's College London has found that people who drank red wine had an increased gut microbiota diversity (a sign of gut health) compared to non-red wine drinkers as well as an association with lower levels of obesity and 'bad' cholesterol. (2019-08-27)
Urban living leads to high cholesterol...in crows
Animals that do well in urban areas tend to be the ones that learn to make use of resources such as the food humans throw away. (2019-08-26)
Football scores a health hat-trick for 55- to 70-year-old women with prediabetes
A new study from the University of Southern Denmark shows that football is a surprisingly efficient type of physical training for female prediabetes patients, with impressive effects on cardiovascular health after 16 weeks of training for 55- to 70-year old women with no prior football experience. (2019-08-19)
Vegetable-rich diet lowers fatigue in multiple sclerosis patients by raising good cholesterol
Higher levels of blood high-density lipoprotein (HDL) -- or good cholesterol -- may improve fatigue in multiple sclerosis patients, according to a new University at Buffalo-led study. (2019-08-15)
Immune cells drive gallstone formation
Sticky meshworks of DNA and proteins extruded by white blood cells called neutrophils act as the glue that binds together calcium and cholesterol crystals during gallstone formation, researchers in Germany report Aug. (2019-08-15)
Diabetes treatment targets have not improved in the US since 2005
Advances in diabetes care over the past two decades have not effectively improved diabetes outcomes for American adults, in particular young, female and non-white adults with diabetes. (2019-08-12)
Ezetimibe reduces the risk of heart attacks and strokes
Given in addition to statin therapy, ezetimibe has a preventive effect in patients with CHD and acute coronary syndrome. (2019-08-08)
Medical mistrust impacts African American men's preventive health, but racism also matters
Mistrust of health care providers, fueled by painful experiences with racism, makes African American men more likely to delay routine screenings and doctor's appointments, according to a new study in the journal Behavioral Medicine by the Health Disparities Institute (HDI) at UConn Health, with potentially serious implications for their overall health. (2019-08-07)
Levels of 'ugly cholesterol' in the blood are much higher than previously imagined
The amount of remnant particle cholesterol in the blood, the so-called ugly cholesterol, is much higher than previously believed. (2019-08-01)
Glowing cholesterol helps scientists fight heart disease
A newly developed technique that shows artery clogging fat-and-protein complexes in live fish gave investigators from Carnegie, Johns Hopkins University, and the Mayo Clinic a glimpse of how to study heart disease in action. (2019-07-31)
Increased risk of cardiovascular disease for healthy 75-year-olds who stop taking statins
A nationwide study of 120,173 people in France, who were aged 75 between 2012 and 2014 and had been taking statins continuously for two years, has found those who stopped taking their statins had a 33% increased risk of being admitted to hospital with heart or blood vessel problems during an average follow-up period of 2.4 years. (2019-07-30)
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