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Study Suggests High Consumption of Omega-3’s Reduces Obesity-Related Disease Risk

A study suggests that a high intake of omega-3 fats from fish helps prevent obesity-related chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.

Study Reinforces Link Between Obesity, High-Fat Meals and Heart Disease

The effect of a high-fat meal on blood vessel walls can vary among individuals depending on factors such as their waist size and triglyceride levels.

Obesity Has Doubled Since 1980, Major Global Analysis of Risk Factors Reveals

The worldwide prevalence of obesity has nearly doubled since 1980, according to a major study on how three important heart disease risk factors have changed across the world over the last three decades.

Birch Bark Ingredient Comes with Many Metabolic Benefits

An ingredient found in abundance in birch bark appears to have an array of metabolic benefits, according to new studies that are reported in the January issue of Cell Metabolism.

Adopting Healthy Habits in Youth Associated with More Favorable Cholesterol Levels in Adulthood

Lifestyle changes between childhood and adulthood appear associated with whether an individual will maintain, improve or develop high-risk cholesterol levels.

Aggressive Control of Cardiac Risk Factors Might Not Benefit All Patients with Diabetes

Report suggests that aggressively pursuing low blood pressure and cholesterol levels may not benefit, and could even harm, some patients with diabetes.

Fat in the Liver, Not the Belly, is a Better Marker for Disease Risk

New findings suggest that it's not whether body fat is stored in the belly that affects metabolic risk factors for diabetes, high blood triglycerides and cardiovascular disease, but whether it collects in the liver.

Research Sheds Light on Sudden Death in People with High Cholesterol

Cholesterol can affect the flow of the electrical currents that generate the heart beat

Low-Carb Diets Linked to Atherosclerosis and Impaired Blood Vessel Growth

Even as low-carbohydrate/high-protein diets have proven successful at helping individuals rapidly lose weight, little is known about the diets' long-term effects on vascular health.

Diabetics’ Heart Attack Risk Can Be Reduced, Research Finds

People with diabetes who maintain intensive, low blood sugar levels are significantly less likely to suffer heart attacks and coronary heart disease.

Fructose-Sweetened Drinks Increase Nonfasting Triglycerides in Obese Adults

Obese people who drink fructose-sweetened beverages with their meals have an increased rise of triglycerides following the meal, according to new research.

Study of Adverse Effects of Statins Release: Muscle and Cognitive Problems Listed

Statin Study group cites nearly 900 studies on the adverse effects of HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins), a class of drugs widely used to treat high cholesterol.

Triglycerides Count in Managing Heart Disease Risk

Cholesterol, both good and bad, gets plenty of attention when the subject is reducing the risk of heart disease. Yet triglycerides, a form of fat that circulates in the blood, merit similar attention.

Fish Oil and Red Yeast Rice Studied for Lowering Blood Cholesterol

Researchers examine whether an alternative approach to treating high blood cholesterol may provide an effective treatment option for patients who are unable or unwilling to take statins.

Researchers Say Popular Fish Contains Potentially Dangerous Fatty Acid Combination

Farm-raised tilapia has very low levels of beneficial omega-3 fatty acids and very high levels of omega-6 fatty acids. The combination could be potentially dangerous for some patients with heart disease, arthritis, asthma and other allergic and auto-immune diseases.

Drug Lowers Conversion to Type 2 Diabetes by 81% in Multicenter Study

Individuals in a prediabetic state who were treated with the oral medication pioglitazone were 81 percent less likely to convert to diabetes than those who received a placebo.

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