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2013-11-25 16:47:29

Researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College have found that a genetic variation that is linked to increased levels of triglycerides -- fats in the blood associated with disorders such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity and stroke -- is far more common than previously believed and disproportionally affects people of African ancestry.

Statins Negatively Interact With Other Meds
2013-11-25 16:05:06

A new study has found that undesirable drug interactions with statins are causing many to discontinue using the cholesterol-lowering drugs.

2013-11-24 23:00:17

Crunch Cholesterol designed by Colin Carmichael is a new book that covers detailed instructions on how to reduce high cholesterol levels effortlessly.

2013-11-21 13:53:03

Obesity and diabetes have become a global epidemic leading to severe cardiovascular disease.

AHA Controversy Statins Recommendations
2013-11-19 14:50:13

Last week, the American Heart Association ignited a controversy when they released a set of recommendations that suggested 33 million more Americans could benefit from cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins.

2013-11-18 20:44:39

Seth S. Martin, M.D., of the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease, Baltimore, and colleagues developed a method for estimating low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels that is more accurate than the standard measure.

2013-11-18 20:38:54

Johns Hopkins researchers have developed a more accurate way to calculate low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, the so-called "bad" form of blood fat that can lead to hardening of the arteries and increase the risk of heart attack and stroke.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.