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Too Few Young Adults Are Prescribed Needed Statins

Too Few Young Adults Are Prescribed Needed Statins

Too few American young adults are receiving needed statin medications, according to findings published in JAMA Cardiology.

Fenofibrate Therapy Beneficial in Diabetes With Dyslipidemia

Fenofibrate Therapy Beneficial in Diabetes With Dyslipidemia

Fenofibrate therapy may reduce cardiovascular disease (CVD) in statin-treated patients with diabetes and dyslipidemia.

Oxidative Stress Associated With Metabolic Syndrome

Oxidative Stress Associated With Metabolic Syndrome

Oxidized low-density lipoprotein (ox-LDL) as a proxy for oxidative stress is associated with metabolic syndrome and its components.

Total, LDL Cholesterol Levels Decreasing in the United States

Total, LDL Cholesterol Levels Decreasing in the United States

Healthier diets may be a factor in the ongoing decline in cholesterol levels for Americans.

Disparities in Dyslipidemia Testing in HIV

Disparities in Dyslipidemia Testing in HIV

Women and minorities with HIV are less frequently tested for dyslipidemia, according to a new study from IDWeek 2016.

ORION-1: PCSK9 Synthesis Inhibitor May Reduce LDL Cholesterol in High-Risk Patients

ORION-1: PCSK9 Synthesis Inhibitor May Reduce LDL Cholesterol in High-Risk Patients

A mean 51% reduction in LDL cholesterol was seen in the group assigned to the 300 mg dose of inclisiran.

Alcohol Intake Linked to Slow Decline of HDL Cholesterol

Alcohol Intake Linked to Slow Decline of HDL Cholesterol

An analysis of more than 80,000 Chinese participants found that all alcohol consumption slowed the decline of HDL cholesterol in the body.

HOPE-3: Antihypertensives, Statins Do Not Prevent Cognitive Decline

HOPE-3: Antihypertensives, Statins Do Not Prevent Cognitive Decline

Antihypertensive drugs and rosuvastatin did not prevent or worsen cognitive decline in those at intermediate risk for CVD.

PCSK9, LDL Cholesterol Link Dependent on Glycemic Control in Type 1 Diabetes

PCSK9, LDL Cholesterol Link Dependent on Glycemic Control in Type 1 Diabetes

For patients with type 1 diabetes, the correlation between PCSK9 and LDL cholesterol is only seen in the highest tertile for HbA1c.

Impact of Changes in HbA1c, BMI Changes on Lipids Increases as Children Age

Impact of Changes in HbA1c, BMI Changes on Lipids Increases as Children Age

As children age, the impact of changes in HbA1c and BMI on LDL cholesterol and non-HDL cholesterol levels increases.

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