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Scientists identify rare genetic variants linked to risk factors for cardiovascular diseases, diabetes

Scientists identify rare genetic variants linked to risk factors for cardiovascular diseases, diabetes

Scientists from the Welcome Trust Sanger Institute and their collaborators have discovered 17 rare human genetic variations associated with risk factors for diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. [More]
Researchers identify potential new way of treating hypertension

Researchers identify potential new way of treating hypertension

Researchers eyeing first new anti-hypertensive drug treatment strategy in more than 15 years. [More]
Devices monitoring sedentary behavior under-represented in wearable tech market, study shows

Devices monitoring sedentary behavior under-represented in wearable tech market, study shows

Sedentary behaviour monitoring is under-represented in the wearable tech market, a new study has found. [More]
New study finds link between PTSD and metabolic syndrome, cortical thickness

New study finds link between PTSD and metabolic syndrome, cortical thickness

Metabolic syndrome, a cluster of cardiometabolic conditions, may be a biological mechanism linking posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to structural brain abnormalities, according to a new study in Biological Psychiatry. [More]
Non-functional adrenal tumors can be potential risk factor for type 2 diabetes

Non-functional adrenal tumors can be potential risk factor for type 2 diabetes

Investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital have found that "non-functional" adrenal tumors can increase a person's risk of developing type 2 diabetes. [More]
Review highlights beneficial health effects of cranberries

Review highlights beneficial health effects of cranberries

While decades of cranberry research has found that regular consumption of cranberry products promotes urinary tract health, leading scientists studying the bioactive components of fruits and other foods reported that cranberries possess whole body health benefits. [More]
Scientists explore ways to make fat cells function better during obesity

Scientists explore ways to make fat cells function better during obesity

A high-fat diet makes your fat cells larger, inflamed and dysfunctional, putting you at increased risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease. [More]
Accelerated cardiovascular risk in patients with FH phenotype

Accelerated cardiovascular risk in patients with FH phenotype

Patients with levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol normally seen in familial hypercholesterolaemia have the cardiovascular risk of someone decades older than they are, shows a population-based study. [More]
Athens QRS score flags false-negative exercise stress tests

Athens QRS score flags false-negative exercise stress tests

Patients with a low Athens QRS score are highly likely to have coronary artery disease even if they have a normal exercise stress test, say researchers. [More]
Real-world analysis questions very low LDL targets

Real-world analysis questions very low LDL targets

Patients treated for hypercholesterolaemia in clinical practice may not derive additional benefit from very intensive statin treatment, say researchers. [More]
Experts develop set of resolutions, conclusions to provide clarity on testosterone therapy

Experts develop set of resolutions, conclusions to provide clarity on testosterone therapy

In an effort to address widespread concerns related to testosterone deficiency (TD) and its treatment with testosterone therapy, a group of international experts has developed a set of resolutions and conclusions to provide clarity for physicians and patients. [More]
CRP may guide vascular risk assessment in obese

CRP may guide vascular risk assessment in obese

Low C-reactive protein levels may identify obese people who are unlikely to develop cardiovascular complications over subsequent years, show data from the EPIC study. [More]
Children with strong family history of type 2 diabetes or CVD prone to have high cholesterol levels

Children with strong family history of type 2 diabetes or CVD prone to have high cholesterol levels

A new study published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes shows that children with a strong family history of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and/or type 2 diabetes were found to have cholesterol levels significantly higher than children with no family history of those conditions. [More]
Four major phenotypes may help improve prediction, prevention of cardiometabolic risk in prediabetes

Four major phenotypes may help improve prediction, prevention of cardiometabolic risk in prediabetes

Prediabetes is associated with increased risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, dementia and cancer. However, the disease risk considerably varies among subjects. [More]
Raised lipoprotein(a) could account for a quarter of FH cases

Raised lipoprotein(a) could account for a quarter of FH cases

High levels of lipoprotein(a) could account for a substantial proportion of cases of familial hypercholesterolaemia, a large study shows. [More]
Daily chocolate consumption may improve cardio-metabolic health

Daily chocolate consumption may improve cardio-metabolic health

A new study published in the British Journal of Nutrition appears to back up the adage that a little of what you fancy does you good. [More]
Little and often gives exercise benefits in Type 2 diabetes

Little and often gives exercise benefits in Type 2 diabetes

Sedentary, overweight adults with Type 2 diabetes can improve their cardiometabolic profile by engaging in very brief but regular periods of light walking or resistance exercise, research suggests. [More]
PATH and SD/Alere announce commercial availability of two diagnostic tools for NTDs

PATH and SD/Alere announce commercial availability of two diagnostic tools for NTDs

PATH and Standard Diagnostics/Alere announced today the commercial availability of two rapid diagnostic tools for onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis. Designed for use in disease surveillance, the antibody-based tests are part of a suite of diagnostic innovations intended to support the elimination of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), a group of illnesses that affect more than a billion people worldwide. [More]
Children of salmon-eating mothers less likely to develop asthma

Children of salmon-eating mothers less likely to develop asthma

Children born to mothers who eat salmon when pregnant may be less likely to have doctor diagnosed asthma compared to children whose mothers do not eat it, new research has shown. [More]
Regular exercise can stave off health problems associated with sedentary time

Regular exercise can stave off health problems associated with sedentary time

Office workers can stave off health problems associated with sitting down all day by regularly exercising, a new study has found. [More]
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