Atherosclerosis

One Drug, Many Diseases

It seems too good to be true: a single drug that could treat humanity's worst afflictions, including atherosclerosis, cancer, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and arthritis. All of these diseases have one thing in common—they involve an inflammatory...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's, Arthritis, Proteins

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Asa: Periodontal Disease Tied To Large-artery Atherothrombotic Stroke

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2020 -- Periodontal disease (PD) is associated with large-artery atherothrombotic stroke, including stroke due to intracranial atherosclerosis (ICAS), and people with gingivitis are more likely to have ICAS, according to two...
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Earlier Detection Of Women's Vascular Health Issues Can Affect Heart Disease Risk, Mayo Clinic...

Men and women differ in the way their vascular systems age and the rate at which atherosclerosis ― the hardening of artery walls or buildup of arterial blockage ― progresses over time. These sex- and age-related differences have a direct bearing...
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Mayo Clinic, Medical Research

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Putrid Compound Putrescine May Have A Sweet Side Gig As Atherosclerosis Treatment

Putrescine, the compound responsible for perhaps the foulest odor in nature—the smell of decomposing flesh—may also be a remedy for atherosclerosis and other chronic inflammatory diseases, according to a new study led by...
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A Heart-healthy Protein From Bran Of Cereal Crop

Researchers have identified a protein in foxtail millet that can help stave off atherosclerosis in mice genetically prone to the disease. They report their results in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Proteins, Medical Research, Genetics

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A Heart-healthy Protein From Bran Of Cereal Crop

Researchers have identified a protein in foxtail millet that can help stave off atherosclerosis in mice genetically prone to the disease. They report their results in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Proteins, Medical Research, Genetics

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While Promoting Diseases Like Cancer, These Enzymes Also Cannibalize Each Other

In diseases like cancer, atherosclerosis, and sickle cell anemia, cathepsins promote their propagation. Drug trials to inhibit these enzymes have failed due to baffling side effects. Now a new study examines cathepsins in systems to remove some of...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Enzymes, Anemia, Medical Research

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In Lupus, Can Atherosclerosis Be Halted?

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Among patients with mild systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), the progression of subclinical atherosclerosis was similar to what was observed in general population controls, which was an encouraging finding, Swedish...
Related topics: Lupus, Medical Research

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Health Tip: Causes Of Cold Feet

-- The most common causes of cold feet are poor circulation or nerve sensation issues, says Harvard Medical School. Raynaud's syndrome and atherosclerosis also are potential causes. If you feel like your feet are frequently cold, it's best to note...
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Surprise: Ancient Inuit Mummy Scans Reveal Possible Heart Disease

Trio of 500-year-old mummies may have had atherosclerosis despite fishy diet.
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Diet

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Lighting Up Cardiovascular Problems Using Nanoparticles

Heart disease and stroke are the world’s two most deadly diseases, causing over 15 million deaths in 2016 according to the World Health Organization. A key underlying factor in both of these global health crises is the common condition,...
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiology, Stroke

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Lower Ldl Target Better After Stroke

]]>(MedPage Today) -- PHILADELPHIA -- For patients experiencing ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack with evidence of atherosclerosis, setting a low LDL cholesterol target improved outcomes in the randomized Treat Stroke to Target trial...
Related topics: Stroke, Ischemic Stroke, Cholesterol

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New Finding Offers Possibility For Preventing Age-related Metabolic Disease

A study has uncovered why belly fat surrounding organs increases as people age, a finding that could offer new treatment possibilities for improving metabolic health, thereby reducing the likelihood for diseases like diabetes and atherosclerosis...
Related topics: Medical Research, Diabetes

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Medical News Today: Better Quality 'good' Cholesterol May Fight Atherosclerosis In Diabetes

Evidence from a new study in mouse models shows that increasing the level of functional 'good' cholesterol may help reverse atherosclerosis in diabetes.
Related topics: Cholesterol, Diabetes, Medical Research

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Medical News Today: Could Bone-like Particles In Blood Contribute To Artery Clogging?

Scientists have discovered that circulating blood contains bone-like particles and suggest that they may contribute to atherosclerosis.
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Deeper Dive Into Cte, Dementia In Football Reveals New Players

For the first time, researchers implicate white matter changes and atherosclerosis in a study examining multiple factors contributing to dementia risk in former football players with CTE. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Dementia, Medical Research

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Identity-shifting Cells Protect Against Rupture In Atherosclerosis

During atherosclerosis, a select group of cells in the artery wall move and transform to protect plaque from bursting into the artery, a study has found. The team has also pinpointed a gene that seems to be behind the cells' transformation. In...
Related topics: Medical Research, Genetics

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Air Pollution, Coronary Atherosclerosis

Researchers found that long-term exposure to particulate matter and nitrogen dioxide, as well as proximity to vehicular traffic, were associated with severity of coronary artery calcium, or the buildup of plaque in the artery walls. The study was...
Related topics: Medical Research

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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. It is apparent that not only cholesterol but also the immune system plays an important role in the development of...
Related topics: Cholesterol, Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiology

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No Long-term Heart Benefit With Intensive T2d Management

(MedPage Today) -- Possible atherosclerosis, CV injury were too advanced in VADT population

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