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Inflammation linked to more fatal heart attacks
Date: 2009-06-30 17:50:49
A new study from the University of Glasgow provides evidence that inflammation in the blood is linked to a higher risk of fatal, rather than non-fatal heart attack or stroke.... Full Story

More heart patients hitting their cholesterol targets
Date: 2009-06-29 19:04:59
More people trying to lower their LDL cholesterol are reaching their targets, according to new research appearing in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.... Full Story

Childhood obesity increases markers of heart disease
Date: 2009-06-25 19:56:02
A new study has found that obesity in children is linked to higher CRP and other markers of heart disease very early in life.... Full Story

Huge Vitamin D study planned
Date: 2009-06-24 18:59:32
A large, government-sponsored study to determine if vitamin D supplementation can lower a healthy person's risk of getting cancer, heart disease or having a stroke, will begin enrollment in January.... Full Story

Red yeast rice may be an alternative for high cholesterol
Date: 2009-06-18 21:06:43
A new study suggests that red yeast rice, which is sold over-the-counter as a dietary supplement at health food stores and pharmacies, may be an effective alternative to statins for those who have unwelcome side effects from the drugs.... Full Story

Preventive care a major component of health reform
Date: 2009-06-17 20:47:52
In the ongoing debate over heathcare reform in the U.S., many options for structuring insurance coverage, payment plans and control over medical decision making are being considered. One element is virtually a constant in all the proposals - however, a call for a greater focus on preventive medicine to avoid disease or catch and treat it at an earlier time.... Full Story

Other cholesterols worrying cardiologists
Date: 2009-06-16 22:06:03
Cardiologists and other heart experts are worrying that the lack of attention paid to the two other major components of blood cholesterol, HDL and triglycerides, are threatening to undermine the reduction of the threat of heart attacks and other serious cardiovascular problems achieved with statins over the last 20 years.... Full Story

Newly-identified enzyme may control bad cholesterol
Date: 2009-06-15 20:48:21
UCLA scientists have discovered a new mechanism that controls the way cells produce low-density lipoprotein (LDL), the so-called "bad" cholesterol linked to serious cardiovascular problems and stroke. Working with mice, the researchers identified an enzyme called Idol which destroys the receptor responsible for clearing LDL cholesterol from the bloodstream.... Full Story

Lesser-known cholesterol may be behind heart attacks
Date: 2009-06-11 22:44:19
Researchers from Denmark announced that they have found strong evidence that an often overlooked form of cholesterol can cause heart attacks. The study appears in the Journal of the American Medical Association.... Full Story

Possible new treatment for metabolic syndrome
Date: 2009-06-11 20:39:25
Researchers have found that angiotensin 1-7, a natural hormone in the body, shows evidence of improving the metabolic syndrome in rats, possibly opening the door for a potential treatment of the condition.... Full Story

Cardiologists and Periodontists publish new joint guidelines
Date: 2009-06-01 18:16:08
The evidence linking periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease has been growing for years, with medical researchers convinced that inflammation is the uniting characteristic of the two conditions.... Full Story

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