Cholesterol - Health screening and genetic tests may help detect people who carry a gene for familial hypercholesterolemia
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 What is the optimal LDL cholesterol level for patients with cardiovascular diseases?What is the optimal LDL cholesterol level for patients with cardiovascular diseases?
 
In a new study, the effectiveness of low low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels in reducing the risk of atherosclerotic vascular events was explored.
 
   Health screening and genetic tests may help detect people who carry a gene for familial hypercholesterolemiaHealth screening and genetic tests may help detect people who carry a gene for familial hypercholesterolemia
 
Health screening and genetic tests might identify more than 1 million U.S. adults who carry a gene for familial hypercholesterolemia, a common genetic disorder that causes elevated low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol...
 
   Daily avocado consumption linked to better diet quality and decrease in LDL cholesterolDaily avocado consumption linked to better diet quality and decrease in LDL cholesterol
 
Eating one avocado a day for six months was found to have no effect on belly fat, liver fat or waist circumference in people with overweight or obesity, according to a new study. However, it did lead to a slight decrease in unhealthy cholesterol levels.
 
 Geisinger researchers receive two grants to study risk factors linked with familial hypercholesterolemia
 
Geisinger researchers receive two grants to study risk factors linked with familial hypercholesterolemiaGeisinger researchers have been awarded two grants from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, to study risk factors associated with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) and ways to improve screening, diagnosis and communication with patients.
 
 
 Mice study links dietary cholesterol with exacerbation of influenza
 
Mice study links dietary cholesterol with exacerbation of influenzaNew research from the University of Illinois suggests high levels of dietary cholesterol make mice sicker when infected with influenza. The study is the first to link cholesterol in the diet with exacerbation of a viral infection.
 
 
 Study uncovers a possible mechanism that links cerebrovascular disease and Alzheimer's
 
Study uncovers a possible mechanism that links cerebrovascular disease and Alzheimer'sFor more than 20 years, scientists have known that people with hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, or obesity have a higher likelihood of developing Alzheimer's disease.