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2014-03-19 08:28:25

CARLSBAD, Calif., March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISIS) announced today that it has initiated a Phase 1 clinical study for ISIS-ANGPTL3(Rx), an antisense drug targeting angiopoietin-like 3 protein (ANGPTL3), an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease. ISIS-ANGPTL3(Rx) is designed to act as a broad dyslipidemia agent. By reducing ANGPTL3, ISIS-ANGPTL3(Rx) has the potential to reduce LDL-cholesterol and triglycerides, and to increase...

2014-03-17 08:30:17

Study Meets Primary Endpoint of LDL Cholesterol Reduction THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced that the Phase 3 TESLA (Trial Evaluating PCSK9 Antibody in Subjects with LDL Receptor Abnormalities) trial evaluating evolocumab met its primary endpoint of the percent reduction from baseline at week 12 in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C). The percent reduction in LDL-C, or "bad" cholesterol, was clinically meaningful and statistically...

2014-03-14 20:21:47

WOODBRIDGE, ON, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Pivotal Therapeutics Inc. (OTCQX: PVTTF) (CSE: PVO), a specialty pharmaceutical company with a focus on Omega-3 therapies for cardiovascular disease and overall health, announced today that it has granted previously reserved stock options to certain of its directors, officers, employees and consultants in recognition of their contributions made in 2012. Options to acquire a total of 4,075,000 common shares of the Company were granted in...

2014-03-13 23:02:07

Center for Primary Care participates in and sponsors the CSRA Heart Walk, raising awareness for cardiovascular disease and heart health. Evans, GA (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 Center for Primary Care recently participated in and sponsored the CSRA Heart Walk. The walk took place at 8:30 a.m. March 8 and raised awareness for cardiovascular disease and heart health. Center for Primary Care was on hand at the walk to offer tips and information for maintaining a healthy heart. Cardiovascular...

2014-03-03 23:01:45

Kyowa Hakko USA announces that Pantesin is a comprehensive and safe dietary supplement that supports healthy cholesterol levels. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 03, 2014 A recently published study in Vascular Health and Risk Management showed that Pantesin® Pantethine was effective in lowering cardiovascular risk markers in study participants with low to moderate risk factors who were eligible for statin therapy. Specifically when compared to placebo, Pantesin showed significant changes...

Adding More Fish To Your Diet Can Increase Good Cholesterol
2014-03-03 12:49:29

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Adding more fish to your diet could help boost good cholesterol levels, according to a new study published in PLOS ONE. Scientists at the University of Eastern Finland found that people who increase their intake of fish to a minimum of three to four fatty fish servings per week could increase the number of HDL particles in their blood, which are believed to protect against cardiovascular diseases. Although many studies have been...

2014-02-28 23:26:13

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai study suggests early-stage atherosclerosis is reversible, and identifies new genetic targets for fighting advanced atherosclerosis New York, NY (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 Research at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has led to important new discoveries about the process behind regression of atherosclerosis, the main underlying cause of heart attack and stroke. In the paper published today in PLoS Genetics, scientists from Mount Sinai and the...

Cholesterol-Lowering Benefits Of The Strawberry
2014-02-26 07:15:44

[ Watch the Video: The Health Benefits Of Strawberries ] FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology A team of volunteers ate half a kilo of strawberries a day for a month to see whether it altered their blood parameters in any way. At the end of this unusual treatment, their levels of bad cholesterol and triglycerides reduced significantly, according to the analyses conducted by Italian and Spanish scientists. Several studies had already demonstrated the antioxidant...

2014-02-24 23:02:53

USApple Shares Research on the Health Benefits of an Apple (or Two) a Day During American Heart Health Month Vienna, VA (PRWEB) February 24, 2014 An apple (or two) a day keeps not only the doctor – but the cardiologist – away. USApple is reminding people that eating apples can be one of the most convenient and accessible ways to fight many of the factors that contribute to heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States. Here are four reasons why:...

2014-02-20 23:25:38

Order the Lp-PLA2 heart health test from Request A Test and save 10% with promo code HEART10. This offer expires February 28, 2014. Brcksville, OH (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 For the month of February, Request A Test, a leading national provider of direct to consumer lab testing, is offering their customers 10% off on all heart health testing. This discount applies to the recently developed Lipoprotein-associated Phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) test. To save on this test, customers just need to...