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May 20, 2019

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Rare Gene Mutations May Prevent Heart Disease

A kind of rare gene mutation may prevent heart disease, according to a new study. The study finds that protein-truncating variants in the apolipoprotein B (APOB) gene are linked to lower triglyceride ... read more
Researchers have revealed the full structure of human ACLY, a building block of metabolism over-expressed in several types ... read more

Experimental Drug Reverses Hair Loss and Skin Damage Linked to Fatty Diet, Shows New Study in Mice

In a series of experiments with mice, investigators have used an experimental compound to successfully reverse hair loss, hair whitening and skin ... read more

Omega 3 Supplements Have Little or No Heart or Vascular Health Benefit

Omega 3 supplements have little or no effect on the risk of heart disease, stroke or death -- according to new research. Increased consumption of omega 3 fats is widely promoted globally because of a ... read more
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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 set out to provide a meta-analysis of 46 existing trials that evaluated soy and ... read more

Statins Safe for Preventing Cardiovascular Events in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients, Study Suggests

Results from a large clinical trial indicate that patients with rheumatoid arthritis are likely to experience the same level of cardiovascular benefits from statins as other individuals, without ... read more

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). But can it be too low? A new study ... read more

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. But only now have scientists been able to explain how the compound works: by targeting cholesterol ... read more

Structure of the Molecular Machine That Links Carbohydrate and Lipid Metabolism

A research team has unraveled the three-dimensional structure and molecular mechanism of ATP citrate lyase (ACLY). This is a central metabolic enzyme -- a protein that accelerates chemical reactions ... read more

Patients Say Lack of Physician Guidance and Fear of Side Effects Are Why They Don't Take Statins as Prescribed

Despite national guidelines indicating that statins can lower risk of heart attack and stroke, many patients who could benefit do not take them. Most of these patients say they were never offered the ... read more

Red Yeast Rice Supplement 'Has the Potential to Cause' Liver Damage, Doctors Warn

Red yeast rice supplement has the potential to cause liver damage, warn doctors after a 64-year-old woman developed acute liver injury after six weeks of taking the ... read more

Restoring This Enzyme's Function Protects Against Heart Disease in Lupus and Beyond

Patients with lupus are at increased risk of heart disease. Exposing endothelial cells -- known to protect against heart disease, in part by producing nitric oxide -- to the serum of patients with ... read more

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 ... read more

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 ... read more

Pure Omega-3 Prescription Drug Markedly Reduces First, Repeat and Total CV Events

Taking a high dose of icosapent ethyl -- a pure and stable prescription form of the omega-3 fatty acid known as EPA -- significantly reduces the occurrence of first, subsequent and total ischemic ... read more

ACC/AHA Guidance for Preventing Heart Disease, Stroke Released

Adopting a heart healthy eating plan, getting more exercise, avoiding tobacco and managing known risk factors are among the key recommendations in the 2019 Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular ... read more

Taking Statins for Heart Disease Cuts Risk in Half, Yet Only 6 Percent of Patients Taking as Directed

A new 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 ... read more

Higher Egg and Cholesterol Consumption Hikes Heart Disease and Early Death Risk

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 ... read more

New Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Could Help Patients Unable to Take Statins

A new class of oral cholesterol-lowering drug could help patients unable to take statins due to side ... read more

Heart Attacks Increasingly Common in Young Adults

Even though fewer heart attacks are occurring in the US -- in large part due to the use of medications like statins and a decline in smoking -- these events are steadily rising in very young adults. ... read more

Women of Childbearing Age Have Staggeringly Low Rates of Lipid Screening

Eight out of 10 women of childbearing age have never had their cholesterol levels checked, despite clear guidelines to get a first lipid blood test early in adulthood, according to new ... read more

AI Study of Risk Factors in Type 1 Diabetes

In combination with conventional statistical methods, artificial intelligence (AI) has now been used in a study of risk factors in type 1 diabetes. The objective was to identify the most important ... read more

American Women Have Better Control of High Blood Pressure but Are More Obese Than Men

A study of more than 30,000 Americans since 2001 has revealed significant differences in management of heart disease risk between women and ... read more

Hormone Therapy May Increase Cardiovascular Risk During Gender Transition

People receiving hormone therapy during gender transition had an elevated risk for cardiovascular events, such as strokes, blood clots and heart attacks. Findings underscore the importance of ... read more

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