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Colorectal Cancer Risk is Affected By Cholesterol Levels, Not Statins
Researchers had long believed statins decreased patients’ risk of colorectal cancer (CRC); however, new research suggests cholesterol levels are the true driver of CRC risk.
Enjoying a glass of red wine is beneficial for cardiac health, new research finds.
The American College of Cardiology's outgoing President Kim A. Williams, MD, went vegan in 2003 and never looked back. He talks about the diet's power to heal and how being the ACC's first vegan leader played out.
Animal studies have shown melatonin reduces body weight, plasma leptin, adiponectin, triglycerides, cholesterol, insulin, and glucose levels beyond its effects on circadian rhythm.
Low-dose weekly chloroquine is lipid modulating, although to a smaller extent than high-dose therapy. Study results suggest that low-dose chloroquine is an inexpensive and well-tolerated agent for dyslipidemia patients.
A large genetic analysis showed that the incidence of a single genetic mutation in familial hypercholesterolemia patients is smaller than thought--but that those who do have the mutation face a far higher risk of heart disease.
Reportingg on a trial known as ACCELERATE, researchers said a powerful CETP inhibitor did not reduce cardiovascular events, despite having “Profound HDL-C raising and LDL-C lowering propertie
Population health—the quest to improve the physical well-being of people around the world—is increasingly focused on prevention. But giving antihypertensives plus statins to people who do not have high blood pressure has risks.
The Latino community is one of the fastest growing in the country and also faces its own unique set of health concerns. Finding ways to help patients today can help improve the health of generations to come.

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