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Medical News Today
New national guidelines can improve the way statin drugs are...
The research, recently published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology , also showed the new guidelines produce only a modest increase in the number of patients being given the drugs.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Socioeconomic status and gender are associated with differences in cholesterol levels
A long-term lifestyle study reports differences between the sexes when it comes to fat profiles associated with socioeconomic status.
CDC: There's more trans fats lurking in U.S. foods than you think
"The sense is that trans fat is mostly gone from foods, and what we see is there's still a lot being used in packaged foods," said Christine Curtis , assistant commissioner in the New York City health department and an author of the study.
Trans fat still lurking in U.S. food supply
Nearly one in 10 processed food products sold in the United States has trans fat in it - but you'd never know it by glancing at the nutritional label on the back of the package, according to a new study released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
UPDATE 1-Amgen seeks U.S. approval of new cholesterol-fighting drug
Amgen Inc said on Thursday it applied to U.S. health regulators to sell its cholesterol fighter, evolocumab, becoming the first company to seek approval of a medicine from a closely watched new class of potent heart drugs.
Amgen Submits BLA For Cholesterol Drug Evolocumab
Amgen Submits Biologics License Application For Novel Investigational LDL Cholesterol-Lowering Medication Evolocumab To The FDA THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen today announced the submission of a Biologics License Application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for evolocumab seeking approval for the treatment of ... (more)
Applied Clinical Trials
Amgen Announces Positive Top-Line Results From Phase 3 YUKAWA-2 Trial ...
Patients were randomized to one of eight treatment groups to compare subcutaneous evolocumab with subcutaneous placebo when added to different daily doses of atorvastatin.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
New statin guidelines are an improvement, Yale study shows
New national guidelines can improve the way statin drugs are prescribed to patients at risk for cardiovascular disease, a Yale University study has found.
Sun Aug 24, 2014
Cupuacu fruit is a natural pharmacy and fountain of youth rolled into one
Part of the same Theobroma botanical genus as cacao, cupuacu is a watermelon-sized Amazonian superfruit that is renowned for its capacity to dissolve body fat, minimize the effects of aging and boost cognitive function.
Seward City News
Rules for Vicodin pain medication changing October 6th, 2014
Hydrocodone is a popular, widely prescribed pain medication. In 2012, 135 million prescriptions were written for this medication across the united states.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Reconstituted High-Density Lipoprotein Therapies: A Cause for Optimism [Editorials]
From the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and Division of Translational Medicine and Human Genetics , Department of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
Medical News Today
Heart and stroke risks in diabetic women reduced 30 percent by cholesterol drug
The cholesterol-lowering drug fenofibrate cuts cardiovascular disease risks by 30 per cent in women with type-2 diabetes , a new University of Sydney study reveals.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Lipids in Health and Disease
Cardiovascular and cancer events in hyper-high-density lipoprotein...
The prognosis for hyper-high-density lipoprotein cholesterolemic patients has not been fully elucidated.
Statin drugs may help fight Ebola
Statin medications used to treat people with heart disease and diabetes may help fight Ebola , according to physicians writing an editorial in a recent edition of the New York Times .
Applying new cholesterol guidelines to a patient population reduces...
A study from UT Southwestern researchers found that recently introduced cholesterol guidelines would significantly reduce new cardiovascular events, when compared to treatment based on previous cholesterol guidelines.
Sat Aug 16, 2014
The Town Talk
Roach: Some statins can cause memory lossRoach: Some statins can...
Roach: Some statins can cause memory loss Dear Dr. Roach: I have been taking Lipitor for high cholesterol.
Mayo Clinic Task Force Challenges Some Recommendations in Updated Cholesterol Treatment Guideline
A Mayo Clinic task force challenges some recommendations in the updated guideline for cholesterol treatment unveiled by the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association in 2013.
St. Albert Gazette
WISEST students study hips and fat
St. Albert students Grace Silver and Natalia Rudolf spent the summer researching cholesterol busters and broken hips as part of the Women in Scholarship, Engineering, Science and Technology summer research program.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Peeking Into a Cool Future: Genome Editing to Delete PCSK9 and...
Correspondence to Sergio Fazio, MD, PhD, and Hagai Tavori, PhD, Knight Cardiovascular Institute, Oregon Health and Science University, Mail Code HRC-5N HRC, 3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Rd, Portland, OR 97239.