Posts in Category: Cholesterol

Melanoma mutation likes fat for fuel

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Melanoma mutation likes fat for fuel
Cancer cells love glucose, so a high-fat, low-carb diet should starve them, right? Not cancers driven by a notorious melanoma mutation. Research in mice suggests that cancers with BRAF V600E will grow faster in response to a high-fat ‘ketogenic’ diet. In addition, lipid-lowering agents such as statins curb these cancers’ growth, even in the context of a more normal diet.

High cholesterol intake and eggs do not increase risk of memory disorders

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High cholesterol intake and eggs do not increase risk of memory disorders
A relatively high intake of dietary cholesterol, or eating one egg every day, are not associated with an elevated risk of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Furthermore, no association was found in persons carrying the APOE4 gene variant that affects cholesterol metabolism and increases the risk of memory disorders, report researchers at conclusion of a new study.

Physical activity reduces heart disease deaths for older adults

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Physical activity reduces heart disease deaths for older adults
A new study examined whether regular leisure-time physical activity could reduce deaths from all causes, and whether it also could reduce deaths from cardiovascular disease. The researchers discovered that moderate- as well as high-levels of physical activity were associated with a decreased risk of heart disease and death from all causes, including from events such as strokes or heart attacks.

Most younger adults with high LDL-C levels do not take a statin

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Most younger adults with high LDL-C levels do not take a statin
Despite recommendations, less than 45 percent of adults younger than 40 years with an elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) level of 190 mg/dL or greater receive a prescription for a statin, according to a new study.

Common antioxidant may guard against liver disease

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Common antioxidant may guard against liver disease
A common antioxidant found in human breast milk and foods like kiwi fruit can protect against nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in the offspring of obese mice.

Fenofibrate may reduce heart disease risk in some patients with type 2 diabetes

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Fenofibrate may reduce heart disease risk in some patients with type 2 diabetes
A new study shows that the drug fenofibrate might reduce the risk of cardiovascular events in patients with type 2 diabetes who have high levels of triglycerides and low levels of ‘good’ cholesterol, despite being treated with statins.

Hypercholesterolemia: Under diagnosed, under treated

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Hypercholesterolemia: Under diagnosed, under treated
A life-threatening genetic disorder known as familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is both underdiagnosed and undertreated, new research suggests.

New drug could help prevent artery disease in high-risk patients

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New drug could help prevent artery disease in high-risk patients
Approximately 2,200 Americans die each day from heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular diseases. The most common cause is blocked blood vessels that can no longer supply oxygen and nutrients to the heart and brain. A recent study has shown that a protein inhibitor drug prevents these blockages, and could be a new therapeutic approach to prevent heart attack, stroke and other diseases caused by blocked blood vessels.

Vitamin D improves gut flora and metabolic syndrome

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Vitamin D improves gut flora and metabolic syndrome
A high fat diet alone is not enough to cause metabolic syndrome, a group of symptoms that pose as risk factors for diabetes and heart disease. This recent study shows it is needed in combination with vitamin D deficiency. Accordingly, vitamin D supplementation improves metabolic syndrome in mice. The next step would be to validate the results in humans.

Nutrition data review shows red meat has neutral effect on cardiovascular disease risk factors

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Nutrition data review shows red meat has neutral effect on cardiovascular disease risk factors
Consuming red meat in amounts above what is typically recommended does not affect short-term cardiovascular disease risk factors, such as blood pressure and blood cholesterol, according to a new review.