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2013-12-11 08:31:29

Guideline highlights need for healthy lifestyle to improve heart health NEW YORK, Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to a new American Heart Association (AHA) and American College of Cardiology (ACC) guideline for treatment of high cholesterol levels, EHE International Vice President of Medical Affairs Dr. Susan Spear issued the following statement: "The Medical Advisory Board of EHE International has reviewed the guidelines, and finds the fundamental principles sound and...

Corn Oil Better At Reducing Cholesterol
2013-12-07 06:23:03

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study reveals that corn oil significantly reduces cholesterol with more favorable changes in total cholesterol (TC) and LDL-C than extra virgin olive oil. Dr. Kevin C. Maki, of Biofortis, the clinical research arm of Mérieux NutriSciences, presented the study findings at the American Society for Nutrition's Advances & Controversies in Clinical Nutrition Conference earlier this week. The study was comprised of 54 healthy...

2013-12-06 12:24:54

Plant Sterols Naturally Found in Corn Oil Linked to Heart Health Benefits WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Corn oil significantly reduces cholesterol with more favorable changes in total cholesterol (TC) and LDL-C than extra virgin olive oil, new research shows. The findings were presented today at the American Society for Nutrition's Advances & Controversies in Clinical Nutrition Conference by lead researcher, Dr. Kevin C Maki, PhD, of Biofortis, the clinical research...

2013-12-05 08:29:55

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Catabasis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., today announced the initiation of a Phase 2 clinical trial investigating the safety and efficacy of CAT-2003 in patients with severe hypertriglyceridemia, defined as serum triglyceride levels of 500 mg/dL or greater. CAT-2003 is a conjugate of niacin and the omega 3 fatty acid, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), employing Catabasis' proprietary SMART Linker technology. In this second Phase 2 trial of CAT-2003,...

2013-12-03 08:34:15

FOLSOM, Calif., Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study published in Metabolism indicates a diet with walnuts may reduce cardiovascular disease risk by lowering non-HDL cholesterol(1) and apolipoprotein B(2) (ApoB) - two predictors of cardiovascular disease risk. Researchers at University of Munich Medical Center, Germany investigated the effects of daily walnut consumption (43 grams/1.5 ounce) on blood lipid levels that predict cardiovascular disease risk, and found non-HDL cholesterol...

2013-12-01 23:03:40

The new “14 ways to prevent heart disease” article on the site Healthreviewcenter.com covers useful tips that help people reduce the risk of heart disease naturally. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) December 01, 2013 The new “14 ways to prevent heart disease” article on the website Healthreviewcenter.com delivers to people helpful tips on how to prevent heart attacks and strokes effectively. This article is suitable for those who want to strengthen their heart and cardiovascular system fast....

Breast Cancer Risk From High Cholesterol
2013-11-30 04:57:15

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers have discovered a byproduct of cholesterol that functions similarly to the hormone estrogen and stimulates the growth and spread of common forms of breast cancer cells. Encouragingly, researchers also found that certain anti-cholesterol drugs, like statins, seem to reduce the harmful effects of the estrogen-like molecule. The researchers caution, however, that the study's findings are still early in their development....

2013-11-25 16:47:29

The gene can increase levels of triglyceride fats in blood, which may contribute to risk of heart disease and other disorders 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. Investigators say their...

2013-11-25 16:26:32

DUBLIN, November 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/559pr8/pcsk9_inhibitors) has announced the addition of the "PCSK9 Inhibitors - The hot new approach to lower cholesterol" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/559pr8/pcsk9_inhibitors ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Several companies are actively pursuing a new strategy to lower cholesterol: the...

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

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from a team of American researchers published in the Journal of Clinical Lipidology has found undesirable drug interactions with statins are causing many to discontinue using the cholesterol-lowering drugs. Many drugs are known to add to a common side effect of taking statins – muscle pain. The pain often pushes patients to discontinue using the lifesaving, cholesterol-lowering drugs. While these undesirable...