Penn State researchers find that eating almonds may help improve function of HDL cholesterol
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  August 16, 2017  
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 Penn State researchers find that eating almonds may help improve function of HDL cholesterolPenn State researchers find that eating almonds may help improve function of HDL cholesterol
 
Eating almonds on a regular basis may help boost levels of HDL cholesterol while simultaneously improving the way it removes cholesterol from the body, according to researchers.
 
 
 Study: Liver inflammation increases cholesterol levels in people with diabetesStudy: Liver inflammation increases cholesterol levels in people with diabetes
 
Inflammatory processes in the liver lead to elevated cholesterol levels in people with diabetes, thus promoting subsequent vascular diseases. This is the result of a study by scientists of Helmholtz Zentrum München, Technische Universität München and the Collaborative Research Center SFB 1118 at Heidelberg University Hospital.
 
   Study: Less than half of stroke patients received prescription for cholesterol-lowering drugStudy: Less than half of stroke patients received prescription for cholesterol-lowering drug
 
Less than half of stroke patients discharged from the hospital received a prescription for cholesterol-lowering medication called statins, and the likelihood of a prescription varied by patients’ geographic location, sex, age and race, according to new research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke Study.
 
   Patients without calcium buildup in arteries have lower heart attack risk, research showsPatients without calcium buildup in arteries have lower heart attack risk, research shows
 
Patients without calcium buildup in the coronary arteries had significantly lower risk of future heart attack or stroke despite other high risk factors such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or bad cholesterol levels, new research from UT Southwestern cardiologists shows.
 
   Nutrition researchers outline cardiometabolic benefits of plant-based eating patternsNutrition researchers outline cardiometabolic benefits of plant-based eating patterns
 
Plant-based eating patterns continue to soar in popularity and a group of nutrition researchers outlines the science behind this sustainable trend in a review paper, entitled "Cardiometabolic benefits of plant-based diets," which appears as an online advance in the Aug. 9, 2017, edition of Nutrients.
 
 Statins prescribed to less than 50% of stroke patients across the US, says study
 
Statins prescribed to less than 50% of stroke patients across the US, says studyA new research published in the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association - Journal of the American Heart Association - suggests that, prescriptions for statins, a type of cholesterol-lowering medication, are received by less than a half of the stroke patients discharged from the hospital across the nation.
 
 
 Small clinical trial shows promise for treating rare neurodegenerative disease
 
Small clinical trial shows promise for treating rare neurodegenerative diseaseResults of a small clinical trial show promise for treating a rare neurodegenerative condition that typically kills those afflicted before they reach age 20.
 
 
 Experimental drug protects mice from obesity-related liver disease
 
Experimental drug protects mice from obesity-related liver diseaseA drug developed at the University of Rochester Medical Center protected mice from one of the many ills of our cheeseburger and milkshake-laden Western diet -- non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
 
 
 Dukan Diet: Pros and Cons
 
Dukan Diet: Pros and ConsThe Dukan diet is similar to the traditional Atkins diet, a ketogenic eating plan designed to ensure high fat and protein consumption and low carbohydrate intake.