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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...

2014-04-07 16:08:27

The transfer, via a viral vector, of a normal copy of the gene deficient in patients, allowed to fully and very rapidly cure the heart disease in mice. These findings are published in Nature Medicine on 6 April, 2014. Friedreich's ataxia is a severe, rare hereditary disorder which combines progressive neuro-degeneration, impaired heart function and an increased risk of diabetes. The condition affects one in every 50,000 birth. There is currently no effective treatment for this disease. In...

2014-04-04 10:32:55

Modest exercise has anti-inflammatory effects on the body Just a modest amount of exercise may help reduce kidney disease patients' risks of developing heart disease and infections, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). Heart disease and infection are major complications and the leading causes of death in patients with chronic kidney disease. It is now well established that immune system dysfunction is involved...

2014-04-01 23:01:39

Susquehanna Health (SH) Cardiologist Dr. Liran Blum said new guidelines established by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA) regarding the recommended use of cholesterol-reducing drugs called statins are appropriate and should be viewed primarily as guidelines when determining a patient’s course of treatment for the prevention of cardiovascular events such as heart attacks or strokes. “I think the guidelines and the recent [Duke University] study...

2014-03-31 13:31:39

Results of the study could help the 715,000 Americans who suffer from heart attacks each year Researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City have identified a biological process that may help physicians predict when someone with heart disease is likely to have a heart attack in the near future. A new study by the team has identified plasma levels of two markers – microRNA 122 and 126 – that appear to decline a few days before a person suffers a...

2014-03-31 13:24:14

Newly identified markers of inflammation have potential to contribute to better understanding of heart disease Researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Murray, Utah, have discovered that elevated levels of two recently identified proteins in the body are inflammatory markers and indicators of the presence of cardiovascular disease. These newly identified markers of inflammation, GlycA and GlycB, have the potential to contribute to better understanding of the...

2014-03-31 12:25:18

WASHINGTON, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to "Diet Drink Consumption and the Risk of Cardiovascular Events: A Report from the Women's Health Initiative," an abstract presented yesterday at the American College of Cardiology's 63(rd) Annual Scientific Session & Expo, the American Beverage Association issued the following statement: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140207/MM61579LOGO "This study's actual results do not show that drinking diet beverages causes...

Eating Fruits And Vegetables Could Help Your Arteries Later In Life
2014-03-31 10:32:44

American College of Cardiology Study shows lower prevalence of plaque build-up in women, but not men Women who ate a diet high in fresh fruits and vegetables as young adults were much less likely to have plaque build-up in their arteries 20 years later compared with those who consumed lower amounts of these foods, according to research to be presented at the American College of Cardiology's 63rd Annual Scientific Session. This new finding reinforces the importance of developing healthy...

2014-03-28 09:30:17

Researchers have pinpointed a new mechanism of how natural variation in our DNA alters an individual's risk for developing heart disease by interfering with the ability of a developmental gene to interact with a specialized type of RNA. This work expands on previous work identifying the "hidden" causes of complex disease risk, with the goal of unlocking new pathways and potential drug targets for cardiovascular disease. This latest study led by Thomas Quertermous, MD at Stanford University...

Cutting Saturated Fat Intake Won't Prevent Heart Disease: Study
2014-03-18 07:23:01

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research led by the University of Cambridge may give butter lovers everywhere a reason to rejoice. Published in the March 18 edition of Annals of Internal Medicine, the study raises questions about the current guidelines that call for restrictions on the consumption of saturated fats to prevent heart disease. The international research collaboration analyzed existing cohort studies and randomized trials on links between...