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World’s Largest Cholesterol-Lowering Trial Reveals Massive Benefits for High-Risk Patients

Around a third of all heart attacks and strokes can be avoided in people at risk of vascular disease by using statin drugs to lower blood cholesterol levels – irrespective of the person’s age or sex, and even if their cholesterol levels do not seem high.

Study: Antioxidant Selenium Offers No Heart-Disease Protection

Selenium does not protect against cardiovascular disease, despite its documented antioxidant and chemopreventive properties, analysis of a randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial covering 13 years has shown.

Visceral Fat Loss After Dieting is Not Necessarily Responsible For Disease Risk Improvements

Weight-loss related changes in risk factors for diabetes and cardiovascular disease are often linked to visceral fat, rather than other types of fat deposits, especially in people with different racial and ethnic backgrounds.
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Lost Sleep Makes You Eat More Calories, Says Study

Sleep deprivation may result in people consuming more calories during the following day, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis led by researchers at...
Statins and Memory Loss

Short-Term Memory Loss Due to Statin Drugs Not Likely

Researchers have examined the link between statins, which are cholesterol-lowering drugs, and memory impairment. Findings suggests that statin users need not worry about an...

Statin Drugs and Risk of Advanced Prostate Cancer

Statins are commonly prescribed agents to lower cholesterol and the associated risks of vascular events. Statins are also known to have proapoptotic and antimetastatic effects in cancer.

People with Prediabetes Not Taking Adequate Precautions to Avoid Diabetes

Study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine revealed that only about half of U.S. adults with prediabetes reported that in the past year they tried to lose weight or exercise more.

Gestational Diabetes is Not Prevented by Diet and Exercise in Obese Women

A diet and exercise regime for high-risk obese pregnant women, while effective in promoting a healthy lifestyle, does not prevent gestational diabetes, finds a...

Patiromer Prevents Life-Threatening Side Effects of Kidney Disease Treatment

Called a "Huge Deal" by George Bakris, MD, a one-year study showed that Patiromer returned blood potassium levels to normal and kept them under...

Fish Oil Prevents Potentially Deadly Decline in Heart Rate Variability

A two-gram fish oil supplement given daily to elderly persons prevented a decline in heart rate variability caused by tiny, dangerous airborne pollutant particles.

Findings Shed Light on Mechanism of Condition Associated With Heart Disease, Type 2 Diabetes

Researchers have shown that blocking the action of a critical protein can improve multiple inflammatory pathways in patients with the metabolic syndrome.

Give the Foie Gras a Miss: Stressed Foodstuffs Associated with Type 2 Diabetes and...

Harmful proteins fragments known as amyloid fibrils associated with damage to brain cells in Alzheimer's disease and to pancreatic cells in Type II diabetes can be present in the meat of poultry and mammals.

Higher Cardiovascular Death Risk for People with Metabolic Syndrome

About 22.9 percent of adults in the United States have metabolic syndrome and a new study shows that they are more likely to die...
Stem Cell Research - Type 1 Diabetes

Breakthrough Will Help Stem Cell Researchers Develop New Type 1 Diabetes Therapies and More

New understanding, say researchers, will help spur advancements in stem cell research and the development of new cell therapies for diseases of the liver...

Sleep Apnea Linked to Kidney Problems in Type 2 Diabetics

Researchers have identified a link between sleep apnea in people with type 2 diabetes and impaired kidney function and diabetic nephropathy.   Examining the poorly understood...

The Making Of A Fat Cell

A new study reveals critical molecular events in the origin of fat cells. The findings are central to understanding chronic diseases, such as obesity and diabetes, as fat cells produce hormones critical for metabolic control, the researchers said.

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