Cholesterol and other lipids in the blood play role in many diseases
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  February 21, 2018  
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 Cholesterol and other lipids in the blood play role in many diseasesCholesterol and other lipids in the blood play role in many diseases
 
Lipids are fatty molecules that play important signaling and storage roles in the body, but having an excess of some lipids, like cholesterol, is a risk factor for many metabolic diseases.
 
   Novel genetic mutations may explain link between high HDL cholesterol and reduced heart disease riskNovel genetic mutations may explain link between high HDL cholesterol and reduced heart disease risk
 
Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have uncovered genetic mutations that may explain why people with high levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, the "good cholesterol," have a reduced risk of coronary heart disease.
 
   Scientists discover new gene that may protect against heart diseaseScientists discover new gene that may protect against heart disease
 
Scientists have identified a gene that may play a protective role in preventing heart disease. Their research revealed that the gene, called MeXis, acts within key cells inside clogged arteries to help remove excess cholesterol from blood vessels.
 
 Cardiovascular risk factors may play greater role in sudden cardiac arrest among younger people
 
Cardiovascular risk factors may play greater role in sudden cardiac arrest among younger peopleObesity and other common cardiovascular risk factors may play a greater role in sudden cardiac arrest among younger people than previously recognized, underscoring the importance of earlier screening, a Cedars-Sinai study has found.
 
 
 Five minute treadmill test can predict risk of mortality, research finds
 
Five minute treadmill test can predict risk of mortality, research findsQueen's University researcher Louise de Lannoy has determined a short, five minute treadmill test can predict the risk of mortality. This risk is determined independent of other traditional risk factors including age, weight, blood pressure, smoking status, diabetes, cholesterol, and family history.
 
 
 PFA in food grade items of daily use linked to obesity and weight gain
 
PFA in food grade items of daily use linked to obesity and weight gainA new study from researchers at Harvard University has shown that certain chemicals used in consumer products as well as industrial products are linked to obesity and weight gain. The chemicals under the scanner are perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs). These PFAs have been linked to raised cholesterol, hormone imbalance, immune problems, cancers and obesity.
 
 
 Compounds derived from hops may improve cognitive, other functions in metabolic syndrome patients
 
Compounds derived from hops may improve cognitive, other functions in metabolic syndrome patientsA group of compounds derived from hops can likely improve cognitive and other functions in people with metabolic syndrome, new research at Oregon State University and Oregon Health & Science University suggests.
 
 
 Researchers receive major boost to explore long-standing paradigm in endocrinology
 
Researchers receive major boost to explore long-standing paradigm in endocrinologyA team of researchers at the University of California, Riverside, seeking to upend a long-held theory explaining how hormones freely enter and exit cells, has received a major boost in the form of a $1 million award from the W. M. Keck Foundation.
 
 
 Study reveals the association between ultra-processed foods and cancer
 
Study reveals the association between ultra-processed foods and cancerResearchers in Brazil and France have discovered the possible correlations between the intake of highly processed foods and risk of overall cancer, including prostate, breast, and bowel (colorectal) cancers.
 
 
 Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Their Role in Health and Diet
 
Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Their Role in Health and DietThe omega-3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fatty acids with powerful effects on the immune system primarily through their anti-inflammatory activity. The most potent among them are eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), both of which are found in fish oil.
 
 
 Life Science Applications of the Bottom-Up Approach
 
Life Science Applications of the Bottom-Up ApproachThe bottom up approach has been applied to genome building, proteomics as well as modelling and simulation in the life sciences.
 
 
 American Heart Association certifies select peanuts with Heart-Check mark
 
American Heart Association certifies select peanuts with Heart-Check markThe American Heart Association has certified select peanuts with the Heart-Check mark to make it easy for consumers to identify heart-healthy foods.