Cholesterol

Lipid Management Progresses And The U.s. Shrugs, Study Finds

(MedPage Today) -- The latest scientific evidence and cholesterol guidelines barely moved the needle for people with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) who are recommended more aggressive lipid-lowering treatment, according to U.S...
Related topics: Medical Research, Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiology

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Plant-centered Diet May Lower Ldl Cholesterol, Cvd Risk

TUESDAY, June 15, 2021 -- Dietary strategies aimed solely at lowering saturated fat intake may be less effective in reducing cardiovascular disease (CVD) than recommendations for a plant-centered diet, according to a study presented during...
Related topics: Diet, Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiology, Medical Research

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Could A Type Of Statin Raise Dementia Risks?

TUESDAY, June 15, 2021 -- Certain cholesterol-lowering drugs might speed dementia in some older adults whose memories are starting to fail, a small, preliminary study suggests. The researchers found that of 300 older adults with mildly impaired...
Related topics: Dementia, Medical Research

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Aha Says Up Physical Activity For Mildly Elevated Bp, Cholesterol

FRIDAY, June 11, 2021 -- Physical activity has extensive benefits and should represent an important first-line lifestyle behavior treatment for people with mildly to moderately elevated blood pressure or cholesterol who otherwise have a low risk...
Related topics: Blood Pressure

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New And Noteworthy: What I Read This Week — Edition 134

Research of the Week OLED is a little better than LED for circadian rhythms, but not by much. Obesity drove the pandemic. Some gut bacteria metabolize cholesterol. Plant “milk” leads to iodine deficiency. Cow milk leads to...
Related topics: Medical Research, Obesity, Bacteria, Iodine

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Aha: Physical Activity Best First-line For High Bp, Cholesterol

Advice to sit less and move more is a critical component of first-line treatment for patients with mild to moderate hypertension and elevated cholesterol, a new American Heart Association statement says. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Hypertension

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Cholesterol Metabolite Induces Production Of Cancer-promoting Vesicles

Scientists studying the link between cholesterol and breast cancer report that a byproduct of cholesterol metabolism causes some cells to send out cancer-promoting signals to other cells. These signals are packaged in membrane-bound compartments...
Related topics: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Tai Chi As Good As Working Out To Shrink Waistline

The gentle, meditative form of exercise was also linked to cholesterol improvements. WebMD Health News

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High 'remnant' Cholesterol Linked To Fivefold Increase In Pad

High levels of remnant cholesterol were associated with an increased risk for peripheral artery disease of up to fivefold in a large Danish analysis, although questions remain over its current clinical utility. Medscape Medical News

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Diet Plays Critical Role In Nash Progressing To Liver Cancer In Mouse Model

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found in a mouse model that when fed a Western diet rich in calories, fat and cholesterol, the mice progressively became obese, diabetic and developed NASH, which progressed to...
Related topics: Diet, Liver Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research, Calories, Obesity, Diabetes

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Dementia Diagnosis And Suicide; Head Injury Disability; Complexity Of Chronic Pain

(MedPage Today) -- Death by suicide increased after Alzheimer's or dementia diagnosis, with the highest risk among people 65 to 74 years old and in the first 90 days after diagnosis. (Alzheimer's and Dementia) Cholesterol catabolism and bile acid...
Related topics: Dementia, Chronic Pain, Alzheimer's Disease

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Cholesterol-carrying Protein Found To Help Suppress Immune Response In Pancreatic Tumor...

The protein ApoE has known roles in cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer's -- new research implicates it in pancreatic cancer.
Related topics: Proteins, Pancreatic Cancer, Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiology, Alzheimer's Disease, Medical Research, Oncology

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The Best Time Of Day To Exercise For Metabolic Health

Late-day exercise had unique benefits for cholesterol levels and blood sugar control, a study of overweight men eating a high-fat diet found.
Related topics: Blood Sugar (glucose), Medical Research, Obesity, Diet

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No Link Between Milk And Increased Cholesterol According To New Study Of 2 Million People

Regular consumption of milk is not associated with increased levels of cholesterol, according to new research of nearly 2 million people.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Using Crispr To Lower Cholesterol Levels In Monkeys

A team of researchers from Verve Therapeutics and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has developed a CRISPR gene-editing technique that lowered the levels of cholesterol in the blood of test monkeys. In their paper...
Related topics: Medical Research, Genetics, Blood Test

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Study Finds Omega-3 Comboin Popular Supplements May Blunt Heart Benefits

Doctors often recommend Omega-3s to help patients lower their cholesterol and improve heart health. Those Omega-3s can come from fatty fish like salmon and mackerel, or supplements that often contain a combination of the acids eicosapentaenoic acid...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Controlling Cholesterol In Microglia Alleviates Chronic Pain, Opioid-free

Chemotherapy can induce a painful peripheral neuropathy (CIPN), a chronic condition and common adverse effect for cancer patients undergoing treatment. Researchers have used a mouse model to demonstrate the pivotal role of cholesterol in CIPN, and...
Related topics: Chronic Pain, Chemotherapy, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Longitudinal Cv Risk Inversely Linked To Cognitive Performance

MONDAY, May 10, 2021 -- Elevated systolic blood pressure, high serum total cholesterol, and obesity from childhood through adulthood are inversely associated with midlife cognitive performance, according to a study published online May 10 in...
Related topics: Hypertension, Blood Pressure, Obesity, Childhood Obesity, Medical Research

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Managing Children's Weight, Blood Pressure And Cholesterol Protects Brain Function Mid-life

Having high blood pressure, high cholesterol and/or obesity from childhood through middle age were linked to poorer brain function by middle age. These cardiovascular risk factors were linked with low memory, learning, visual processing, attention...
Related topics: Hypertension, Blood Pressure, Obesity, Childhood Obesity, Cardiology

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Do Statins Really Cause Muscle Aches?

People taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs often report muscle pain, but the pain may be the same when they take a look-alike placebo pill.
Related topics: Placebo

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