Cholesterol

A gene-diet interaction-based score predicts response to dietary fat in the Women's Health Initiative

16 hours ago   |   American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

ABSTRACTBackgroundAlthough diet response prediction for cardiometabolic risk factors has been demonstrated using single genetic variants and main-effect genetic risk scores...
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Vitamin D status and cardiometabolic risk markers in young Swedish children: a double-blind randomized clinical trial comparing different doses of vitamin D supplements

16 hours ago   |   American Journal of Clinical Nutrition   |   2 articles

ABSTRACTBackgroundObservational studies have linked low vitamin D status to unfavorable cardiometabolic risk markers, but double-blinded vitamin D intervention studies in...
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Non-HDL Cholesterol Levels in Childhood and Carotid Intima-Media Thickness in Adulthood

2 days ago   |   AAP Publications

BACKGROUND: Elevated non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels are used to identify children at increased cardiovascular risk, but the use of non-HDL-C in childhood to...
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Mediterranean diet best for lowering LDL cholesterol

6 days ago   |   News Medical

A new study published in The BMJ in April 2020 suggests that almost any remedial diet can result in a certain amount of weight loss and a better cardiovascular risk profile...
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Homozygous FH Falls to Praluent, Novel Agent

6 days ago   |   MedPageToday

]]> - In separate trials, two monoclonal antibodies each lowered low density lipoprotein cholesterol in people with a particularly refractory form of familial...
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PCSK9 Inhibitor Succeeds for Lowering Lipids in HIV+ People

7 days ago   |   MedPageToday

]]> - People with HIV were no exception to the lipid-lowering effects of PCSK9 inhibitor therapy, a randomized trial showed. Assigned to evolocumab , HIV-positive patients with...
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Alirocumab Effective in Homozygous FH

8 days ago   |   Medscape   |   2 articles

PCSK9 inhibitor alirocumab lowered LDL cholesterol by 35% over placebo in ODYSSEY HoFH, the largest ever randomized lipid-lowering trial in homozygous familial...
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Inclisiran Tx Dramatically Cuts LDL in Pooled Analysis

8 days ago   |   MedPageToday

]]> - Treatment with inclisiran, an investigational agent targeting PCSK9 via small interfering RNA, reduced LDL cholesterol by more than half in patients with atherosclerotic...
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Evinacumab drug reduces cholesterol levels in patients with rare cholesterol disorder

9 days ago   |   News Medical   |   3 articles

The investigational drug evinacumab reduced low-density lipoprotein cholesterol to near-normal levels among patients with a rare cholesterol disorder, meeting the primary...
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Alirocumab Significantly Downs Cholesterol in HoFH Patients

Alirocumab Significantly Downs Cholesterol in HoFH Patients

9 days ago   |   Medindia Health   |   3 articles

PCSK9 inhibitor named Alirocumab is evaluated for treating patients with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia .
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The 42-year-old, from Massachusetts, sought emergency help because of the 'stabbing' pain in his testicles, stomach, chest and back which had lasted a week. He tested positive... Read more ...