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Together with their colleagues from the Global Lipids Genetics Consortium, scientists of Helmholtz Zentrum MÃ¼nchen have found 95 gene loci in the human genome, each of which is associated with at least one of the four most important factors of lipoprotein metabolism: total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol and triglycerides.
Researchers have uncovered 95 genes that are believed to affect blood cholesterol, including a few that are affected by drugs and others that might be the basis of new drugs.
MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Cargill featured a heart-healthy chocolate beverage prototype containing CoroWise(TM) plant sterols at the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Food Expo in Chicago earlier this month.
Most people know that high cholesterol levels place them at increased risk for heart disease and stroke.
Thousands of children with high levels of LDL cholesterol are going untreated, as current guidelines exclude as many as 10-percent of those who could benefit from medication.
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A US study conducted in mice suggests the amount of cholesterol that circulates through the bloodstream is partially regulated by the brain, which counters previous beliefs that it is solely controlled by what we eat and by cholesterol production in the liver.
New analysis of eight different studies shows that eating chocolate might bring down cholesterol levels in some people.
A natural defense mechanism against heart disease could be switched on by steroids sold as health supplements, according to researchers at the University of Leeds.
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