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Silencing fat protein improves obesity and blood sugar

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Silencing fat protein improves obesity and blood sugar
Scientists report that turning off a protein found in liver and adipose tissue significantly improves blood sugar levels and reduces body fat in an animal model.

Lowering cholesterol to ‘levels of a new-born baby’ cuts heart attack risk

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Lowering cholesterol to ‘levels of a new-born baby’ cuts heart attack risk
Reducing our cholesterol levels to those of a new-born baby significantly lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease, according to new research.

Red cabbage microgreens lower ‘bad’ cholesterol in animal study

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Red cabbage microgreens lower ‘bad’ cholesterol in animal study
Microgreens are sprouting up everywhere from upscale restaurants to home gardens. They help spruce up old recipes with intense flavors and colors, and are packed with nutrients. Now testing has shown that for mice on a high-fat diet, red cabbage microgreens helped lower their risk factors for developing cardiovascular disease and reduce their weight gain.

The secret slimming effect of sweet potato waste

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The secret slimming effect of sweet potato waste
The sweet potato pie you eat during the holidays might not be good for your waistline, but according to a new study, the starchy water left over from cooking the sweet potato could have slimming effects — at least in mice.

New discovery at heart of healthy cereals

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New discovery at heart of healthy cereals
Study reveals new information on how beta glucans in oats reduce blood cholesterol.

Saturated fat could be good for you, study suggests

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Saturated fat could be good for you, study suggests
A new diet intervention study raises questions regarding the validity of a diet hypothesis that has dominated for more than half a century: that dietary fat and particularly saturated fat is unhealthy for most people.

Risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes affected by PCSK9 and HMGCR genetic variations

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Risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes affected by PCSK9 and HMGCR genetic variations
Researchers have studied variants in the genes encoding HMGCR (the target of statins) and PCSK9 (the target of PCSK9 inhibitors) that affect cholesterol levels, and found that variants that lowered LDL (or “bad”) cholesterol in each gene were associated with nearly identical protective effects on the risk of cardiovascular events per unit reduction in LDL cholesterol.

Levels of total cholesterol, LDL-C, triglycerides continue to decline among US adults

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Levels of total cholesterol, LDL-C, triglycerides continue to decline among US adults
Scientists have examined whether earlier trends of a decline (between 1999 and 2010) in average levels of total cholesterol (TC), triglycerides, and low­ density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) continued.

Gene mutation linked to early onset of Parkinson’s disease in caucasians

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Gene mutation linked to early onset of Parkinson’s disease in caucasians
A defect in a gene that produces dopamine in the brain appears to accelerate the onset of Parkinson’s disease, according to new research. The effect is particularly dramatic for young-to-middle-age adults.

Key protein that binds to LDL cholesterol identified

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Key protein that binds to LDL cholesterol identified
A protein that plays an important role in the buildup of LDL cholesterol in blood vessels has been identified by researchers. The finding could lead to an additional strategy to block LDL accumulation, which could help prevent or slow the clogging of arteries that leads to heart disease, the researchers said.