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Dundee scientists in heart disease breakthrough

Scotsman - ‎4 hours ago‎
A pioneering new treatment for cardiovascular disease is being explored by scientists at a Scots university after they identified a group of harmful enzymes that can stop the heart from protecting itself against damage.

Nutritional Genomics and the Role of the Mediterranean Diet in Cardiovascular Disease

Olive Oil Times - ‎May 4, 2016‎
Rather than looking at single nutrients as solutions to health problems, researchers have begun exploring the sum of components offered by various dietary patterns.
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Risk Calculator For Cardiovascular Disease Overestimates Risk; Statins May Be Overprescribed

Medical Daily - ‎May 3, 2016‎
For years, doctors have been using a mathematical equation to assess patients' risk of experiencing a cardiovascular disease event. Called the Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Risk Equation, the formula assesses an individual's risk for events such as a ...

New Study Challenges Consensus on Link Between Dietary Fat, Heart Disease - ‎May 4, 2016‎
( - A new study has challenged the scientific consensus that replacing saturated fats with polyunsaturated vegetable oils rich in linoleic acid (omega-6) reduces the risk of death from coronary heart disease. Every five years, the federal ...

US' San Diego Medical Examiner says Russian citizen died of cardiovascular disease

TASS - ‎15 hours ago‎
As a contributing condition, the Medical Examiner cited an "aortic valve disease." The manner of death is cited as natural.
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UK Health Check has only modest impact on risk factors for cardiovascular disease

Science Daily - ‎May 2, 2016‎
The largest risk assessment and management program for cardiovascular disease in the world, England's National Health Service Health Check, had only a modest impact on risk factors for heart disease and did not meet national and international targets, ...

Eating Nuts Can Help Decrease the Risk of Coronary Heart Disease by 30-50%

PR Newswire (press release) - ‎May 4, 2016‎
In 2010, it was estimated that 3-4 million adult deaths worldwide were attributable to obesity and overweight. Since obesity is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, researchers have been studying to determine if nut consumption decreases the risk ...

The Biggest 'Drug' to Reverse or Prevent Heart Disease Isn't a Medication

Huffington Post - ‎Apr 23, 2016‎
“Dr. Hyman, my father has heart disease, his father did too, and I'm obviously concerned about my own heart,” writes this week's house call.

Pfizer Completes Enrollment in SPIRE-2 Trial for Cardiovascular Therapy Bococizumab

Cardiovascular Disease News - ‎22 hours ago‎
Patient enrollment is complete in Pfizer's global SPIRE-2 clinical trial, which will be evaluating the efficacy of bococizumab in reducing cardiovascular events, according to a Pfizer announcement.
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Medical Errors Are No. 3 Cause Of US Deaths, Researchers Say

NPR - ‎May 3, 2016‎
"You have this overappreciation and overestimate of things like cardiovascular disease, and a vast underrecognition of the place of medical care as the cause of death," Makary said in an interview.
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Russian National Igor Zyazin Died of Heart Disease While in US Custody

Sputnik International - ‎18 hours ago‎
"Hypertensive and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease," a form of heart disease, was ruled as the cause of death, according to the report on Wednesday.

A Healthy Lifestyle Reduces the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Business West (blog) - ‎May 3, 2016‎
Managing heart disease is important, and women need to keep track of their cholesterol levels. HDL should be high, and LDL should be low, but even if those numbers fall within a normal range, a high triglyceride level puts women at risk for a cardiac ...

Patients with Psoriatic Arthritis are at Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Disease (blog) - ‎May 4, 2016‎
Dr. Eder: Psoriasis is a chronic immune-mediated skin disease affecting 2-3% of the general population. Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) affects 15-30% of patients with psoriasis.

SUNSHINE could help you LOSE weight and reduce risk of heart disease - ‎May 3, 2016‎
Research published in the Journal of Internal Medicine in March has found women are likely to live longer if they spend more time out in the sun.

Researchers' heart disease hope

The Courier - ‎May 4, 2016‎
A Dundee University research team hopes to find a new treatment for cardiovascular disease by identifying and targeting harmful enzymes that can cause inflammation in blood vessels.

Eating chocolate each day could reduce heart disease, diabetes risk

Science Daily - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Insulin sensitivity is a well-established risk factor to cardiovascular disease. The academics hypothesised that chocolate consumption may have a beneficial effect on insulin sensitivity and liver enzymes and therefore decided to analyse a national ...

NAFLD may increase risk for cardiovascular disease, mortality

Healio - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Steatosis was an independent risk factor for atherosclerosis in a retrospective study, suggesting that patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease may have an increased risk for early cardiovascular disease and mortality.
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Eating Chocolate On A Daily Basis May Lower Risk For Heart Disease, Insulin Resistance

Medical Daily - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
Researchers from the University of Warwick analyzed data from 1,153 people, aged 18 to 69, enrolled in the Observation of Cardiovascular Risk in Luxembourg study, the first nationwide survey on heart disease risk factors. They found that people who ate ...

Clues to a Family's Heart Disease

Wall Street Journal - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
A chart of 69 members of Dardie Robinson's family tree depicts 10 close relatives who died suddenly and at a relatively early age, nearly all of apparent heart attacks. For much of her adult life, Ms. Robinson, a 60-year-old paralegal investigator, has ...

Landmark heart disease study marks 30 years of research

Chicago Tribune - ‎May 2, 2016‎
Lloyd-Jones, also the chairman of the department of preventive medicine at Northwestern's Feinberg School of Medicine, said research by the mid-1980s had pinpointed common risk factors for heart disease - things such as high cholesterol, high blood ...