A gene linked to Alzheimer’s disease may impact cognitive health much sooner than previously realized. The APOE gene creates a protein, apolipoprotein E, which packages cholesterol and other fats to transport them through the bloodstream. There...
Related topics: Alzheimer's Disease, Genetics, Proteins
Men and women under 40 may be at risk for heart failure or heart disease if they have hypertension or high levels of “bad” cholesterol.
Related topics: Hypertension, Blood Pressure, Cardiovascular Disease, Heart Failure
Statins, the most commonly used effective lipid-lowering drugs, are significantly underutilized to treat lipid abnormalities in patients with and at risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), according to a retrospective study of more...
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiology, Medical Research
MONDAY, July 15, 2019 -- Act sooner rather than later to prevent heart disease, a new study suggests. This means young adults should not put off treating high blood pressure or unhealthy cholesterol levels.
The study involved more than 36,000...
Related topics: Hypertension, Blood Pressure, Cardiovascular Disease, Medical Research
Patients with diabetes as well as ACS and uncontrolled high cholesterol have a "double whammy" that makes them candidates for PCSK9 inhibitors to prevent CV events, says expert. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Diabetes
FRIDAY, July 5, 2019 -- Watching your cholesterol intake has gotten easier.
Nutrition experts now agree that certain foods high in cholesterol, like shrimp and eggs, don't have the impact on your blood cholesterol that was once thought. Even...
Related topics: Diet
If you have given up red meat in hopes of lowering your cholesterol, make sure you’re not replacing it with chicken. A grilled chicken breast sounds healthier than a juicy steak, but that may not be the case. Researchers at the Children’s...
Related topics: Red Meat, Medical Research
WEDNESDAY, June 19, 2019 -- Radiation treatment for cancer can damage the heart and blood vessels, increasing the risk for a stroke or heart attack. But a new study suggests cholesterol-lowering drugs can significantly reduce that risk.
Related topics: Stroke, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research
FRIDAY, June 14, 2019 -- The majority of young heart attack patients with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) still have elevated cholesterol levels a year later, according to a study published in the May 21 issue of the Journal of the American...
Related topics: Medical Research
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: Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiology, Atherosclerosis
WEDNESDAY, June 12, 2019 -- The more we learn about fiber, the more important the recommendation to get enough of it becomes.
Key Health Benefits of Fiber
Lowering blood sugar
Related topics: Blood Sugar (glucose)