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Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance made in the liver, and found in the blood and in all cells of the body. Cholesterol is important for good health and is needed for making cell walls, tissues, hormones, vitamin D, and bile acid. Cholesterol also comes from eating foods taken from animals such as egg yolks, meat, and whole-milk dairy products. Too much cholesterol in the blood may build up in blood vessel walls, block blood flow to tissues and organs, and increase the risk of developing heart disease and stroke.
Study finds no link between milk intake and cardiovascular risk

Study finds no link between milk intake and cardiovascular risk

Researchers in Valencia participated in an international study that has debunked the association between milk and dairy products and increased cardiovascular risk. [More]
Study shows ancient grain varieties may help reduce risk factors for CVD

Study shows ancient grain varieties may help reduce risk factors for CVD

Eating bread made with ancient grains as part of a healthy diet could help lower cholesterol and blood glucose levels—leading risk factors for heart attack and stroke—according to new research published in the International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition. [More]
Study evaluates link between lowering LDL-C and CV risk reduction across statin and nonstatin therapies

Study evaluates link between lowering LDL-C and CV risk reduction across statin and nonstatin therapies

In a study appearing in the September 27 issue of JAMA, Marc S. Sabatine, M.D., M.P.H., of Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, and colleagues evaluated the association between lowering low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and relative cardiovascular risk reduction across different statin and nonstatin therapies. [More]
NTU scientists develop new test kit for rapid detection of inflammation in diabetic patients

NTU scientists develop new test kit for rapid detection of inflammation in diabetic patients

Scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore have developed a new kit that will allow doctors to find out within minutes if diabetic patients are suffering from inflammation. [More]
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]
Are migraines genetic? An interview with Nick Furlotte

Are migraines genetic? An interview with Nick Furlotte

There's a big debate right now in the migraine community around the underlying cause of the disease. The question is whether it is vascular, and has something to do with our vessels, or whether it has to do with our neurons not functioning correctly or misfiring. [More]
Bile acid transporter inhibitors can prevent NASH in mice, study shows

Bile acid transporter inhibitors can prevent NASH in mice, study shows

Drugs that interfere with bile acid recycling can prevent several aspects of NASH (nonalcoholic steatohepatitis) in mice fed a high-fat diet, scientists from Emory University School of Medicine and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta have shown. [More]
Fat stem cells can lower risk of diabetes in healthy obese individuals

Fat stem cells can lower risk of diabetes in healthy obese individuals

Obesity is responsible for the deaths of over three million people a year worldwide due to its associated diseases such as diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease. [More]
Over a quarter of US adults aged 50 years or more are inactive

Over a quarter of US adults aged 50 years or more are inactive

Research conducted at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed that 1 in 4 US adults aged 50 years or over do not take regular exercise. [More]
Research seeks to improve nutritional and milling quality of new oat varieties

Research seeks to improve nutritional and milling quality of new oat varieties

Most of the oats American milling companies use comes from Canada—that's something South Dakota State University oats breeder Melanie Caffé-Treml wants to change. Her research seeks to increase the quality of locally-grown oats. [More]
Oral antidiabetic drug modulates the body's nitrogen and urea metabolism

Oral antidiabetic drug modulates the body's nitrogen and urea metabolism

The most frequently prescribed oral antidiabetic drug metformin significantly affects metabolic pathways. [More]
Novel controlled clinical trial finds Ayurvedic-based well-being program can alter blood-based metabolites

Novel controlled clinical trial finds Ayurvedic-based well-being program can alter blood-based metabolites

In a novel controlled clinical trial, participants in a six-day Ayurvedic-based well-being program that featured a vegetarian diet, meditation, yoga and massages experienced measurable decreases in a set of blood-based metabolites associated with inflammation, cardiovascular disease risk and cholesterol regulation. [More]
Scientists reveal new structural insights on key protein from mosquitoes linked to spread of Zika

Scientists reveal new structural insights on key protein from mosquitoes linked to spread of Zika

As health departments around the U.S. boost efforts to combat Zika, scientists are working on new ways to kill the mosquitoes that carry the virus. One approach involves understanding the molecular mechanisms that keep the bugs alive so we can then undermine them. [More]
Novel Trojan Horse antibody strategy may target Ebola's Achilles' heel

Novel Trojan Horse antibody strategy may target Ebola's Achilles' heel

In research published online today in Science, a team of scientists describe a new therapeutic strategy to target a hidden Achilles' heel shared by all known types of Ebola virus. [More]
Clinical trial to examine effectiveness of diabetes drug to slow or stop progression of Parkinson's

Clinical trial to examine effectiveness of diabetes drug to slow or stop progression of Parkinson's

Type II diabetes and Parkinson's disease may not appear to have much in common but a look below the surface reveals important molecular similarities that provide a potential target for fighting Parkinson's. [More]
UCLA cardiology expert offers simple tips for heart healthy lifestyle

UCLA cardiology expert offers simple tips for heart healthy lifestyle

Living a heart healthy lifestyle is not about doing just one thing. Other steps are important too. [More]
Discovery of signalling pathway could pave way for developing treatments targeting T-ALL leukaemia

Discovery of signalling pathway could pave way for developing treatments targeting T-ALL leukaemia

Cooperation between Finnish and Chinese research groups has opened up new opportunities for developing treatments targeting aggressive acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (T-ALL). [More]
ACC joins with Google to create “Ask a Doctor" to provide in-depth information about heart conditions

ACC joins with Google to create “Ask a Doctor" to provide in-depth information about heart conditions

A Google search for heart conditions will now prominently display important questions patients should ask their doctor based on clinical guidelines developed by the American College of Cardiology. [More]
Novel drug delivery system may offer new hope for patients with rare fatal genetic disorder

Novel drug delivery system may offer new hope for patients with rare fatal genetic disorder

Researchers at Oregon State University and other institutions have discovered a type of drug delivery system that may offer new hope for patients with a rare, ultimately fatal genetic disorder - and make what might become a terrible choice a little easier. [More]
OPTICARE study shows year-long CR program makes heart patients happier, healthier and active

OPTICARE study shows year-long CR program makes heart patients happier, healthier and active

Enhanced cardiac rehabilitation (CR) programs that include a year of group or personal lifestyle and fitness coaching did not improve cardiovascular risk scores more than a standard 3-month program in patients recovering from a heart attack. [More]
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