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2014-05-02 10:23:15

Johns Hopkins research finds subclinical disease in half of those studied, but specialized imaging needed to detect it Traditional first-line checks of such heart disease risk factors as cholesterol, blood pressure and smoking habits aren’t nearly good enough to identify cardiovascular disease in otherwise healthy, young firefighters, according to results of a small Johns Hopkins study. Previous studies have found that cardiovascular disease accounts for 45 percent of deaths of...

2014-05-02 08:25:43

Data suggest lower risk of major adverse cardiovascular events and death, especially in patients with diabetes or prior coronary heart disease ORLANDO, Fla., May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LipoScience, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPDX), a diagnostic company pioneering a new field of personalized nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) diagnostics to advance the quality of patient care in cardiovascular, metabolic and other diseases, today announced data suggesting that the use of a target low-density lipoprotein...

2014-05-01 08:34:19

Study results presented at the National Lipid Association Scientific Sessions 2014 ORLANDO, Fla., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kowa Pharmaceuticals America, Inc. announced results of a pre-specified safety analysis from the INTREPID (HIV-infected patieNts and TREatment with PItavastatin vs. pravastatin for Dyslipidemia) trial evaluating the effect of LIVALO(®) (pitavastatin) 4 mg compared with pravastatin 40 mg in HIV-infected adults with dyslipidemia following completion of the 40-week...

Free Ride? Statin Users Are Consuming More Calories
2014-04-28 13:23:45

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Statins are drugs designed to lower cholesterol in individuals at increased risk for cardiovascular disease, and a new study has suggests that these drugs are giving people a false sense of security. According to the study, published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, individuals taking statins between 2009 and 2010 were consuming more calories and fat compared to those who used statins 10 years earlier. "We believe that this is...

2014-04-17 08:28:21

New Yorkers Can Now Benefit from a Personalized Cardiovascular Disease Wellness Program FRAMINGHAM, Mass., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Heart Diagnostics Corporation, a pioneer in integrating next-generation diagnostics into personalized nutrition and lifestyle programs for patients with or at risk for heart disease, today announced that the company can serve patients from all 50 states now that it has successfully completed the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH)...

2014-04-15 23:15:08

National network of attorneys continues to offer no-cost consultations to consumers over allegations that Lipitor and other statins increase the risk of developing diabetes. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 http://www.resource4thepeople.com/defectivedrugs/lipitor-lawsuit.html Resource4thePeople today announced today the scheduling of a key court hearing involving litigation* containing allegations that the anti-cholesterol medication Lipitor may cause patients to develop diabetes....

2014-04-10 23:24:53

Health Nutrition News explains why lowering triglycerides are important for heart health and discusses how to lower triglycerides using the right kind of omega-3 supplements. Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 Health Nutrition News has a new video in which they discuss triglycerides (TG), how they are important to human life, and are the main form of fat in the body. When the body has extra triglycerides, they are stored in different places, such as the hips and belly, in case they are...

Beans Help Reduce LDL Cholesterol And Lower Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease
2014-04-08 05:21:34

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online One serving of beans, peas, chickpeas or lentils per day can significantly reduce a person’s so-called bad cholesterol and lower his or her risk of cardiovascular disease, according to new research appearing in Monday’s edition of the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Unfortunately, most people living in North American currently consume less than half that amount and would have to drastically increase their daily servings...

2014-04-02 08:33:03

Researchers Continue to Reveal Benefits to Consuming Anthocyanin-Rich Foods like Strawberries WATSONVILLE, Calif., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to new published research in the Journal of Nutrition, consumption of anthocyanin-rich foods such as strawberries may play an important role in lowering cholesterol and other risk factors for cardiovascular disease. To evaluate the effects of strawberries on cardiovascular risk factors, researchers at Oklahoma State University...

2014-04-02 08:26:30

First and Goal Campaign encourages small, achievable accomplishments in cholesterol management NEW YORK, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kowa Pharmaceuticals America, Inc. today announced a partnership with Kurt Warner, Super Bowl winner and two-time NFL MVP, and his wife Brenda, to launch First and Goal, a national education initiative to help people prioritize heart health. The campaign encourages the 71 million Americans living with high cholesterol to develop a personalized game plan to get...


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