Cholesterol - Study: Benefit-to-harm balance of statins for primary prevention of heart disease is favorable
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 Researchers use base editing to sustainably lower high LDL cholesterol levelsResearchers use base editing to sustainably lower high LDL cholesterol levels
 
Base editing is a novel gene editing approach that can precisely change individual building blocks in a DNA sequence.
 
   Study: Benefit-to-harm balance of statins for primary prevention of heart disease is favorableStudy: Benefit-to-harm balance of statins for primary prevention of heart disease is favorable
 
Statins are associated with a small increased risk of side effects in patients without a history of heart disease, but these effects are mild compared with the potential benefits of treatment in preventing major cardiovascular events, say researchers in The BMJ today.
 
   Normalizing cholesterol metabolism in microglia alleviates chronic neuropathic painNormalizing cholesterol metabolism in microglia alleviates chronic neuropathic pain
 
Chemotherapy can induce a painful peripheral neuropathy (CIPN), a chronic condition and common adverse effect for cancer patients undergoing treatment.
 
   Researchers identify protein that interferes with the body's ability to get rid of 'bad' cholesterolResearchers identify protein that interferes with the body's ability to get rid of 'bad' cholesterol
 
A team of researchers at the University of Alberta has uncovered a long-sought link in the battle to control cholesterol and heart disease.
 
   Specific gene may play a causal role in heart disease independent of cholesterol levelsSpecific gene may play a causal role in heart disease independent of cholesterol levels
 
High cholesterol is the most commonly understood cause of atherosclerosis, a hardening of the arteries that raises the risk of heart attack and stroke.