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Go Easy on the Avocado Toast: ‘Good Fat’ Can Still Be Bad for You, Research Shows

Mediterranean diet linked with lower risk of heart disease among young...

Among a large group of Midwestern firefighters, greater adherence to a Mediterranean-style diet was associated with lower risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to...

Cholesterol levels linked to Alzheimer’s

High levels of “good” cholesterol and low levels of “bad” cholesterol are correlated with lower levels of the amyloid plaque deposition in the brain...

The Fabric of Disease

If biology is destiny, then the slightest change in a gene’s DNA can become an agent of destiny. About 99.9 percent of the DNA “letters,”...

Benefits of diet remain even if pounds return

Long-term healthy dietary interventions frequently induce a rapid weight decline, mainly in the first four to six months, followed by weight stabilization or regain,...

Cholesterol-lowering medication accelerates depletion of plaque in arteries

In a new study, NYU Langone Medical Center researchers have discovered how cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins promote the breakdown of plaque in the arteries. The study was published online by the journal PLoS One on December 6, 2011. The findi...

Fatty liver may herald impending Type 2 diabetes

Chevy Chase, MD -- A recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM) found that individuals with fatty liver were five times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those...

New explanation for heart-healthy benefits of chocolate

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2011 -- In time for the chocolate-giving and chocolate-noshing fest on Valentine's Day, scientists are reporting discovery of how this treat boosts the body's production of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL) -- the "g...

New study shows soy protein lowers non-HDL cholesterol significantly more than...

Soy protein's ability to lower total and LDL (low-density lipoprotein or "the bad") cholesterol has been extensively studied, but the mechanism whereby soy protein lowers cholesterol remains unresolved. A new study published in the Journal of Clinic...

From dusty punch cards, new insights into link between cholesterol and...

A stack of punch cards from a landmark study published in 1966, and the legwork to track down the study's participants years later, has yielded the longest analysis of the effects of lipoproteins on coronary heart disease. The study, published in ...

Vitamins C and E linked to metabolic syndrome in low-income Ecuadorians

BOSTON -- (January 4, 2010) With life expectancy increasing in Latin America, age-related disease has become a pressing public health concern. Results of an epidemiological study conducted by researchers at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Rese...

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