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Triglycerides are a type of fat in the bloodstream and fat tissue. Too much of this type of fat can contribute to the hardening and narrowing of your arteries. This puts you at risk of having a heart attack or stroke. Diseases such as diabetes, obesity, kidney failure or alcoholism can cause high triglycerides. Often, high triglycerides occur along with high levels of cholesterol, another type of fat. Triglycerides are measured along with cholesterol as part of a blood test. Normal triglyceride levels are below 150. Levels above 200 are high.
Aleglitazar drug does not reduce risk of cardiovascular events in patients with type 2 diabetes

Aleglitazar drug does not reduce risk of cardiovascular events in patients with type 2 diabetes

Use of the drug aleglitazar, which has shown the ability to lower glucose levels and have favorable effects on cholesterol, did not reduce the risk of cardiovascular death, heart attack or stroke among patients with type 2 diabetes and recent heart attack or unstable angina, according to a JAMA study released online to coincide with presentation at the 2014 American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions. [More]
Peanut consumption offers significant benefits to people with elevated serum lipids and blood pressure

Peanut consumption offers significant benefits to people with elevated serum lipids and blood pressure

A new study just released in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that different flavors of peanuts – salted, spicy, honey-roasted, or unsalted – result in positive health benefits. The study, "A Randomized Trial on the Effects of Flavorings on the Health Benefits of Daily Peanut Consumption," was conducted at Purdue University and included over 150 men and women who incorporated peanuts into their daily diet for 12 weeks. [More]
Study shows metabolic risk factors cluster similarly in both children and adults

Study shows metabolic risk factors cluster similarly in both children and adults

Metabolic risk factors cluster similarly in children and adults, according to a study carried out at the University of Eastern Finland. Furthermore, in adults, the clustering of these risk factors increases the risk of premature death caused by type 2 diabetes, myocardial infarction and cardiovascular diseases. [More]

Study: Metabolic risk factors cluster similarly in children and adults

Metabolic risk factors cluster similarly in children and adults, according to a study carried out at the University of Eastern Finland. Furthermore, in adults, the clustering of these risk factors increases the risk of premature death caused by type 2 diabetes, myocardial infarction and cardiovascular diseases. [More]
New study co-led by scientists sheds light on role of genes, blood lipid levels in cardiovascular health

New study co-led by scientists sheds light on role of genes, blood lipid levels in cardiovascular health

New genetic evidence strengthens the case that one well-known type of cholesterol is a likely suspect in causing heart disease, but also casts further doubt on the causal role played by another type. [More]
Researchers shed light on role of genes and blood lipid levels in cardiovascular health

Researchers shed light on role of genes and blood lipid levels in cardiovascular health

New genetic evidence strengthens the case that one well-known type of cholesterol is a likely suspect in causing heart disease, but also casts further doubt on the causal role played by another type. The findings may guide the search for improved treatments for heart disease. [More]
Babies born to smoking mothers have 47% increase in odds of becoming overweight

Babies born to smoking mothers have 47% increase in odds of becoming overweight

Many women are encouraged to quit smoking when they become pregnant using nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) whether as gum, transdermal patches, nasal spray or lozenges. [More]
People who decrease sitting time and increase physical activity have lower risk of chronic disease

People who decrease sitting time and increase physical activity have lower risk of chronic disease

People who decrease sitting time and increase physical activity have a lower risk of chronic disease, according to Kansas State University research. [More]

New way to improve lipid profiles in patients undergoing hemodialysis may prevent heart attack

Researchers at Wayne State University have discovered a potential way to improve the lipid profiles in patients undergoing hemodialysis that may prevent cardiovascular disease common in these patients. [More]
StemGenex offers stem cell treatment studies to patients diagnosed with diabetes, neurological diseases

StemGenex offers stem cell treatment studies to patients diagnosed with diabetes, neurological diseases

According to The American Diabetes Association there are over 25 million people in the US living with diabetes. These patients are suffering from complications such as heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, blindness, kidney disease, neuropathy and amputation. [More]
Researchers uncover new genetic clue that contributes to increased risk of type 2 diabetes

Researchers uncover new genetic clue that contributes to increased risk of type 2 diabetes

​An international team of researchers in Mexico and the United States has uncovered a new genetic clue that contributes to an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, particularly the elevated risk among Mexican and other Latin American populations. [More]
TSRI scientists identify compound that shows promise for treating obesity-linked diabetes

TSRI scientists identify compound that shows promise for treating obesity-linked diabetes

​Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have demonstrated a drug-discovery strategy with a double payoff-it enables the rapid selection of chemical compounds that have a desired effect on cells and also highlights how the compounds work. [More]
Potential dual benefits to tackling LUTS progression risk factors

Potential dual benefits to tackling LUTS progression risk factors

Research shows that several risk factors associated with Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease also predict the progression of storage and voiding lower urinary tract symptoms in men, suggesting that targeting these could have multiple benefits. [More]

Cornell engineers create smartCARD that uses smartphone's camera to read cholesterol level

With a new smartphone device, you can now take an accurate iPhone camera selfie that could save your life - it reads your cholesterol level in about a minute. [More]
Genetic variation linked to increased levels of triglycerides associated with heart disorders

Genetic variation linked to increased levels of triglycerides associated with heart disorders

Researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College have found that a genetic variation that is linked to increased levels of triglycerides -- fats in the blood associated with disorders such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity and stroke -- is far more common than previously believed and disproportionally affects people of African ancestry. [More]
Researchers develop more accurate way to calculate "bad" cholesterol

Researchers develop more accurate way to calculate "bad" cholesterol

Johns Hopkins researchers have developed a more accurate way to calculate low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, the so-called "bad" form of blood fat that can lead to hardening of the arteries and increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. [More]

New method for estimating LDL-C levels more accurate than standard measure

Seth S. Martin, M.D., of the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease, Baltimore, and colleagues developed a method for estimating low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels that is more accurate than the standard measure. [More]

Atherotech Diagnostics Lab announces opening of patient service center in Sarasota, FL

Atherotech Diagnostics Lab, a leading clinical reference laboratory specializing in cardiometabolic testing and disease management solutions, today announced the opening of its patient service center in Sarasota, Fla. A physician open house on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at 4014 Sawyer Road in Sarasota, Fla., celebrates the opening of the center. [More]
Cardiometabolic risk high for schizophrenia patients

Cardiometabolic risk high for schizophrenia patients

The risk for abdominal obesity may be increased as much as fourfold for patients with multi-episode schizophrenia compared with the rest of the population, reveal findings from a meta-analysis. [More]
TSRI scientists discover viable strategy for weight loss in people

TSRI scientists discover viable strategy for weight loss in people

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have discovered key details of a brain-to-body signaling circuit that enables roundworms to lose weight independently of food intake. The weight-loss circuit is activated by combined signals from the worm versions of the neurotransmitters serotonin and adrenaline, and there are reasons to suspect that it exists in a similar form in humans and other mammals. [More]