Subclinical thyroid dysfunction did not influence the cumulative incidence of new carotid plaques in healthy individuals aged 20 or older.
The new guidelines call for treating low-density lipoprotein cholesterol in specific patient groups to lower goals than previously recommended.
High fitness seemed to attenuate the risk for subclinical atherosclerosis in a cohort of men participating in a health screening program.
Nearly 2000 women underwent screening to determine if a link exists between depression or depressive symptoms and coronary artery disease.
Both peri- and postmenopausal women were assessed to find a relationship between sleep time, sleep quality, and carotid atherosclerosis.
Higher pericardial adipose volumes were associated with increases in calcified atherosclerotic plaque.
Increased coronary artery calcium, indicative of asymptomatic coronary atherosclerosis, is apparent in patients with psoriasis.
An increase of 1000 steps per day was linked to a decrease in mean/maximum aortic intima-media thickness.
Exposure to physical violence in adulthood is linked to carotid artery intima media thickness.
About 64% of patients aged 80 years or older in the study who died had a prior diagnosis of dementia.
In the Veterans Affairs Diabetes Trial, hypoglycemia was associated with coronary artery calcium progression only in the standard therapy group, as compared with intensive therapy.
Increased HDL cholesterol during menopausal transition linked to greater carotid intima-media thickness.
Researchers observed no impact on rate of change of intima-media thickness, coronary artery calcium score.
Combination therapy linked to greater coronary plaque regression in Japanese patients.
Breastfeeding for a longer period of time is associated with lower carotid intima-media thickness in women.
In addition to bone health, it now appears that vitamin D plays a major role in preventing inflammation that leads to type 2 diabetes and atherosclerosis.
An increasingly sedentary lifestyle has been linked to coronary calcification, regardless of exercise or traditional cardiovascular risk factors.
Three to five cups of coffee daily may lower risk for coronary atherosclerosis.
Low vitamin D levels during childhood are linked with increased risk for subclinical atherosclerosis in adulthood.
Review indicates diet, exercise decrease overall coronary/carotid atherosclerosis burden.
AMPK-STAT3 axis plays a pivotal role in regulating monocyte-to-macrophage differentiation.
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis had higher levels of insulin resistance, but they were not associated with atherosclerosis.
Better efforts and risk prediction models are needed to assess the long-term complication of cardiovascular disease in type 1 diabetes.
Low testosterone may increase cardiovascular risk in middle-aged men with type 2 diabetes.
High-intensity statin treatment was associated with greater atheroma regression in women than men.
Patients with diabetes may experience regression of coronary atherosclerosis with high-intensity statin therapy.
Hormone therapy does not affect progression of atherosclerosis.
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