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Tocilizumab Reduces LDL-C in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis
LDL-C was reduced in RA patients who took tocilizumab compared to placebo in a study published in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.
Insulin Resistance Higher in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients
The increased insulin resistance seen in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients compared to non-RA controls did not contribute to additional atherosclerosis risk, according to research published in Arthritis & Rheumatology.
Fish Consumption and ACS: A Meta-Analysis
The American Heart Association was one of the first organizations to advocate dietary changes to decrease the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). The organization's first recommendation appeared in 1957 advising a decrease in the amount of fat intake to decrease atherosclerosis risk. Today, a different approach is recommended, which considers the diet as a whole, with recommendations of what to both include and avoid. Among other nutritional and lifestyle recommendations, the AHA advises the consumption of 2 servings of fish weekly for both men and women.
Predicting Heart Disease Up to 15 Years After Initial Blood Testing
Evaluating the status of lipoprotein may be able to predict a patient's risk for cardiovascular disease for up to 15 years, according to findings in The Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Predicting Dementia from a Blood Test
The risk for developing dementia can be predicted using a blood test, according to researchers from Denmark.

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