|Cardiorespiratory fitness is essential to reduce risk of coronary heart disease|
Added: 17.11.2017 19:51 | 0 views | 0 comments
New findings emphasize the importance of measuring and maintaining aerobic fitness.
|Vegan diet as lifestyle choice and the need for risk communication|
Added: 17.11.2017 19:27 | 0 views | 0 comments
Tofu sausages on the barbecue, followed by cake made with bananas instead of eggs? There is no doubt that the vegan diet is in vogue. Alongside the proven positive effects on health, however, there are also risks.
|Molecular guardian defends cells, organs against excess cholesterol|
Added: 16.11.2017 13:27 | 0 views | 0 comments
Medical researchers have illuminated a critical player in cholesterol metabolism that acts as a molecular guardian in cells to help maintain cholesterol levels within a safe, narrow range. Known as Nrf1, it both senses and responds to excess cholesterol, and could represent a potential new therapeutic target in a multitude of diseases where cholesterol metabolism is disrupted.
|PCSK9 Inhibitor improves outcomes for patients with peripheral artery disease|
Added: 14.11.2017 16:26 | 0 views | 0 comments
LDL-cholesterol-lowering drug evolocumab reduced risk of major cardiovascular events and major adverse limb events among peripheral artery disease sub-population from the FOURIER trial. A new sub-analysis of the FOURIER clinical trial, however, now offers information on the safety and effectiveness of giving the PCSK9 inhibitor evolocumab on top of statin therapy to patients with peripheral artery disease.
|New strategies to increase 'good' cholesterol?|
Added: 13.11.2017 19:50 | 5 views | 0 comments
After decades of individual attempts to identify the structure of the main building block of HDL (high-density lipoproteins), the so-called 'good' cholesterol that associates with protection from cardiovascular disease, a research team representing eight academic institutions across the US and Australia has come to agreement on a predictive model.
|Heart attack and stroke patients prescribed statin medication upon discharge have better outcomes|
Added: 13.11.2017 16:28 | 1 views | 0 comments
Patients with a prior history of heart attacks or stroke have better outcomes when cholesterol-lowering medications are used after they're discharged from the hospital, according to a new study.
|Follow-up cholesterol testing reduces risk of reocurrence for heart attack, stroke patients|
Added: 13.11.2017 9:55 | 2 views | 0 comments
If you have a heart attack or stroke, it's important to get your 'bad' cholesterol measured by your doctor on a follow up visit. Researchers have found that one step is significantly associated with a reduced risk of suffering another serious cardiovascular episode.
|10-year fall in blood cholesterol of Malaysia heart attack patients suggests statin impact|
Added: 03.11.2017 8:58 | 3 views | 0 comments
A ten-year decline in the blood cholesterol of heart attack patients in Malaysia suggests that statins are having a positive impact, according to an observational study in nearly 49,000 patients.
|Less than half of patients prescribed new cholesterol drug receive insurance approval|
Added: 30.10.2017 8:47 | 2 views | 0 comments
In the largest study of its kind, less than half of patients prescribed the new class of cholesterol drugs, PCSK9 inhibitors, received insurance approval even if patients had atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (plaque build-up of the arteries) or markedly elevated bad cholesterol. The most significant factor associated with approval was insurance type, with Medicare patients more likely to be approved than those with private insurance.
|For older adults, keeping your heart healthy may protect against disability|
Added: 27.10.2017 13:25 | 2 views | 0 comments
Recently, a team of researchers studied older Latin Americans to examine the relationship between the American Heart Association's definition of 'ideal cardiovascular health' and disability.
|New way to treat cholesterol may be on the horizon|
Added: 27.10.2017 9:01 | 20 views | 0 comments
A breakthrough discovery could change the way we treat cholesterol. Researchers found new evidence that challenges a 40-year notion of how fast we eliminate it from our bodies. This accidental discovery reveals a new pathway in the cholesterol-elimination chain that will be key to developing new drugs to lower cholesterol.
|Yoga and aerobic exercise together may improve heart disease risk factors|
Added: 19.10.2017 10:09 | 2 views | 0 comments
Heart disease patients who practice yoga in addition to aerobic exercise saw twice the reduction in blood pressure, body mass index and cholesterol levels when compared to patients who practiced either Indian yoga or aerobic exercise alone, according to new research.
|Cholesterol byproduct hijacks immune cells, lets breast cancer spread|
Added: 12.10.2017 12:52 | 4 views | 0 comments
High cholesterol levels have been associated with breast cancer spreading to other sites in the body, but doctors and researchers don't know the cause for the link. A new study found that the culprit is a byproduct of cholesterol metabolism that acts on specific immune cells so that they facilitate the cancer's spread instead of stopping it.
|Risk factors for heart health linked to marital ups and downs, at least for men|
Added: 09.10.2017 19:05 | 3 views | 0 comments
Risk factors for heart health seem to be linked to changes over time in the quality of marital relationships -- at least for men -- finds a study.
|High BMI and blood pressure create a heavy heart|
Added: 04.10.2017 13:32 | 34 views | 0 comments
New research uses UK Biobank data to reveal -- for the first time -- the direct damage that carrying extra weight has on the heart's weight and size, and implicates a range of other modifiable risk factors including high blood pressure.
|GM soybean oil causes less obesity and insulin resistance but is harmful to liver function|
Added: 02.10.2017 8:48 | 3 views | 0 comments
Researchers have tested a genetically-modified soybean oil used in restaurants and found that while it induces less obesity and insulin resistance than conventional soybean oil, its effects on diabetes and fatty liver are similar to those of conventional soybean oil, the major vegetable cooking oil used in the United States, with popularity on the increase worldwide. The study also compares the GM soybean oil to coconut and olive oils.
|High rate of prescriptions for new cholesterol medications never filled|
Added: 27.09.2017 13:36 | 3 views | 0 comments
In the first year of availability of the cholesterol lowering medications PCSK9 inhibitors, fewer than 1 in 3 adults initially prescribed one of these inhibitors actually received it, owing to a combination of out-of-pocket costs and lack of insurance approval, according to a study.
|Alcohol use affects levels of cholesterol regulator through epigenetics|
Added: 20.09.2017 10:01 | 3 views | 0 comments
In an analysis of the epigenomes of people and mice, researchers report that drinking alcohol may induce changes to a cholesterol-regulating gene.
|Discovery can pave the way for more effective cholesterol medicine|
Added: 15.09.2017 10:35 | 6 views | 0 comments
Research sheds new light on how the body converts the bad kind of cholesterol. The discovery could lead to new and potentially more effective medicine.
|Statins reduce deaths from coronary heart disease by 28 per cent in men, according to longest ever study|
Added: 08.09.2017 13:27 | 6 views | 0 comments
A new study focused on men with high levels of ‘bad’ cholesterol and no other risk factors or signs of heart disease.