Higher cholesterol levels tied to reduced risk of dementia in elderly finds study
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  April 3, 2018  
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 Higher cholesterol levels tied to reduced risk of dementia in elderly finds studyHigher cholesterol levels tied to reduced risk of dementia in elderly finds study
 
In a new study researchers from Mount Sinai noted that among people over the age of 85, raised levels of blood cholesterol can do one good than harm – reduce the risk of dementia and cognitive decline. The study was released in the online issue of the Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association yesterday (5th of March 2018).
 
 
 People 85 and older with high cholesterol have reduced risk for cognitive decline, study reportsPeople 85 and older with high cholesterol have reduced risk for cognitive decline, study reports
 
People aged 85 and older whose total cholesterol had increased from their levels at midlife had a reduced risk for marked cognitive decline, compared with those a decade younger whose cholesterol was similarly elevated, Mount Sinai researchers report in a new study.
 
   Study finds low treatment rates for people with elevated cholesterol levelsStudy finds low treatment rates for people with elevated cholesterol levels
 
Less than 40 percent of people with severe elevations in cholesterol are being prescribed appropriate drug treatment, according to a nationally representative study reported in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation.
 
   PCSK9 inhibitor reduces cardiovascular events in ACS patients with high cholesterolPCSK9 inhibitor reduces cardiovascular events in ACS patients with high cholesterol
 
Among patients with persistently high cholesterol despite high-intensity statin therapy, the proprotein convertase subtilisin-kexin 9 (PCSK9) inhibitor alirocumab reduced rates of major adverse cardiovascular events by 15 percent compared with placebo, in a study presented at the American College of Cardiology's 67th Annual Scientific Session.
 
   High-fat, high-cholesterol diet depletes ranks of artery-protecting immune cellsHigh-fat, high-cholesterol diet depletes ranks of artery-protecting immune cells
 
New research from scientists at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology shows how a diet high in fat and cholesterol depletes the ranks of artery-protecting immune cells, turning them into promoters of inflammation, which exacerbate atherosclerotic plaque buildup that occurs in cardiovascular disease.
 
 Omega-3 Index better predicts risk for death than serum cholesterol, study shows
 
Omega-3 Index better predicts risk for death than serum cholesterol, study showsA recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Lipidology looked at the value of measuring blood levels of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids to assess an individual's risk for developing certain diseases.
 
 
 CRISPR-like gene editing could be potential way to treat patients with harmful blood lipid levels
 
CRISPR-like gene editing could be potential way to treat patients with harmful blood lipid levelsUsing a variation of CRISPR gene editing may be a potential strategy for mimicking the protective effects of a genetic mutation linked to lower cholesterol levels and heart disease risks, according to new mouse research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania published this week in Circulation.
 
 
 Preeclampsia during pregnancy contributes to cardiovascular risk factors in women
 
Preeclampsia during pregnancy contributes to cardiovascular risk factors in womenWomen diagnosed with preeclampsia during pregnancy were significantly more likely to develop high blood pressure, diabetes or high cholesterol within five years compared with women who did not have preeclampsia, in a study being presented at the American College of Cardiology's 67th Annual Scientific Session.
 
 
 Inflammatory bowel disease linked to elevated risk of heart attack
 
Inflammatory bowel disease linked to elevated risk of heart attackAn analysis of medical-record data from more than 17.5 million patients found that people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are at elevated risk for a heart attack, regardless of whether or not they have traditional risk factors for heart disease such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure and smoking.
 
 
 Is Palm Oil Good or Bad in Diet?
 
Is Palm Oil Good or Bad in Diet?People all over the world habitually use oils and fats for their daily cooking, in order to add quick energy and taste, but also to complement their food with certain health benefits.
 
 
 Bariatric surgery linked to positive outcomes in very obese adolescents with type 2 diabetes
 
Bariatric surgery linked to positive outcomes in very obese adolescents with type 2 diabetesWhile it's not news that weight loss and medication control type 2 diabetes, a secondary analysis found that bariatric surgery could potentially be an effective option for very obese adolescents with type 2 diabetes, lowering blood glucose levels, improving weight loss and returning cholesterol and blood pressure levels to normal.
 
 
 Single high-fat meal can set the stage for cardiovascular disease
 
Single high-fat meal can set the stage for cardiovascular diseaseA single high-fat milkshake, with a fat and calorie content similar to some enticing restaurant fare, can quickly transform our healthy red blood cells into small, spiky cells that wreak havoc inside our blood vessels and help set the perfect stage for cardiovascular disease, scientists report.
 
 
 Coconut Oil: Health Benefits
 
Coconut Oil: Health BenefitsCoconut oil has been one of the most important fats used in the diet in Asian and African countries which have a long coastline, due to the abundance of this very useful oil palm in such regions. Fats are an essential part of the diet because of their intrinsic value as structural and functional components of cell membranes.
 
 
 Canola Oil: Is it Healthy?
 
Canola Oil: Is it Healthy?Canola oil represents an oil extracted from rapeseed - a variety of oilseed (Brassica napus) belonging to the Brassica family. It is grown in North America.
 
 
 Health Benefits of Avocado
 
Health Benefits of AvocadoThe following are some of the most obvious advantages of including avocados regularly in the diet. This is rendered easier by the mild neutral flavor and creamy consistency, which lend themselves to its use in many diverse forms, including a dip, a spread, a thickener, a smoothie or a salad.
 
 
 Low sperm count more prevalent with other health problems finds study
 
Low sperm count more prevalent with other health problems finds studyA new study shows that more and more men have a low sperm count. The team of researchers from University of Padova in Italy, presented their work this week at the ENDO 2018, the Endocrine Society's 100th annual meeting in Chicago, Illinois.
 
 
 DASH diet benefits extends beyond hypertension to preventing depression
 
DASH diet benefits extends beyond hypertension to preventing depressionThe DASH diet or Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension diet has been a popular one to reduce the risk of hypertension. A new study has found that it may also reduce the risk of depression later in life.
 
 
 DASH diet may lower rates of depression over time
 
DASH diet may lower rates of depression over timePeople who eat vegetables, fruit and whole grains may have lower rates of depression over time, according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 70th Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, April 21 to 27, 2018.
 
 
 Study reveals cardiovascular health benefits of breastfeeding for some women
 
Study reveals cardiovascular health benefits of breastfeeding for some womenWomen with normal blood pressure during pregnancy and who breastfed their babies for at least six months following birth had better markers of cardiovascular health years later compared to women who never breastfed, based on research presented at the American College of Cardiology's 67th Annual Scientific Session.
 
 
 Reduced risk of heart disease for mothers who breastfeed
 
Reduced risk of heart disease for mothers who breastfeedAccording to a new study, women who breastfeed their babies for a minimum of 6 months after giving birth have a reduced risk of heart disease in later life.
 
 
 Prediabetes linked to substantial risk for cardiovascular and chronic kidney diseases
 
Prediabetes linked to substantial risk for cardiovascular and chronic kidney diseasesResearchers at the Emory Rollins School of Public Health and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have found that high proportions of patients with prediabetes are at substantial risk for cardiovascular disease and chronic kidney disease. Their findings are published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.
 
 
 Comparing low-fat and low-carb diets finds little difference
 
Comparing low-fat and low-carb diets finds little differenceResearchers have studied the effects of a low fat versus and low carbohydrate diet over one year in overweight and obese individuals and come up with some insights into their genetic makeup as well as responses to these diets.
 
 
 Sources of Dietary Fiber
 
Sources of Dietary FiberThe terminology ‘dietary fiber’ is believed to be first coined by Dr. E. Hipsley, who considered it an indigestible component of the plant cell. Since then, many have conferred different views to dietary fiber. Some view it as a functional substance with health benefits for the consumer and food industries, as well as being a powerful marketing point.
 
 
 Should We Eat Polished Rice?
 
Should We Eat Polished Rice?Rice has been around for thousands of years and has supported a diversity of cultures in the eastern hemisphere. However, polished rice as a staple food has a much shorter history, having become a widespread practice in the 1970s only.
 
 
 Study shows that omega-6 fatty acids could protect against premature death
 
Study shows that omega-6 fatty acids could protect against premature deathCould omega-6 fatty acids protect you against premature death? The answer is yes, according to a new University of Eastern Finland study. While protecting against death, omega-6 fatty acids also keep cardiovascular diseases at bay.
 
 
 Mental health assessment in health checks can help detect psychologically vulnerable people
 
Mental health assessment in health checks can help detect psychologically vulnerable peopleIf mental health was made part of a health check, then it would be possible to detect vulnerable people who have not received assistance from doctors or psychologists for their psychological problems. This is shown by a new study from Aarhus University.
 
 
 Largest-ever study uncovers new genetic contributors to stroke
 
Largest-ever study uncovers new genetic contributors to strokeAn international research group, including scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, studying 520,000 people from around the world has identified 22 new genetic risk factors for stroke, tripling the number of gene regions known to affect stroke risk.