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01-04-2013 | Metabolism | Article

Pitfall in Friedewald equation for ‘bad’ cholesterol

Using the Friedewald equation to estimate levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol is the least accurate in patients for whom accuracy is most critical, shows the largest analysis to date.

24-02-2013 | Metabolism | Article

Genetic testing strategy for familial high cholesterol questioned

Current testing strategies for the families of patients with familial hypercholesterolemia may not be an efficient use of health resources, suggest study results published in The Lancet.

10-02-2013 | Cardiometabolic | Article

Short but frequent exercise best for beating weight gain

Results from a small exploratory study suggest that short bouts of intermittent exercise may stimulate fat metabolism more effectively than longer continuous exercise sessions.

31-01-2013 | Cardiology | Article

Glycemic control low priority in diabetes CVD prevention

Maintaining glycemic control does not reduce the likelihood for cardiovascular disease leading to hospitalization in people with Type 2 diabetes, report US researchers.

29-01-2013 | Cardiometabolic | Article

Tributyltin exposure may cause ‘transgenerational obesity’

Research shows that offspring of mice exposed to low doses of the chemical tributyltin, used in paints, plastics, and other consumer products, have greater than normal body fat, liver fat, and fat-specific gene expression.

26-12-2012 | Cardiometabolic | Article

Translating calories to miles prompts significant portion reductions

Food labels that translate the number of calories in a meal into the amount of miles a person would have to walk to burn off those calories may be the most effective for reducing calorie intake, show study findings.

06-12-2012 | Cardiometabolic | Article

Adiponectin level may underpin atherogenic haptoglobin phenotype

Researchers have suggested an active role for adiponectin in the pathophysiology of vascular disease in patients with diabetes, which depends on their haptoglobin phenotype.

05-12-2012 | Cardiometabolic | Article

Mediterranean diet may be too expensive for many

Results from the Italian Moli-sani study suggest that the Mediterranean diet, once so typical in this region of Europe, is now too expensive for many people.

02-12-2012 | Cardiometabolic | Article

Vasculitis and the metabolic syndrome frequently co-exist

The metabolic syndrome is significantly more common in patients with anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis than healthy individuals, researchers have found.

29-11-2012 | Legal medicine | Article

Phone, letter prompts improve statin uptake

Telephoning and writing to individuals who have not filled their new prescription for statin medication significantly improves rates of prescription uptake, show US study results.

20-11-2012 | Cardiometabolic | Article

Computational apolipoprotein estimates ‘reliable’ for CV risk

Computational estimates of apolipoprotein B and apolipoprotein A1 can be used as reliable markers for atherosclerosis, report researchers.

14-11-2012 | Psychology | Article

Healthy ‘visual diet’ may help prevent eating disorders

A woman’s perception of her ideal body shape is strongly associated with the body mass index of women she sees in commonly viewed images such as those in magazines and on the television, show study findings.

13-11-2012 | Cardiometabolic | Article

Fasting before lipid testing may no longer be necessary

It may no longer be necessary for patients to fast before having their lipid levels tested, show study findings.

08-11-2012 | Cardiometabolic | Article

Monoclonal antibody boosts cholesterol reduction

Adding a monoclonal antibody that blocks the breakdown of lipid receptors to atorvastatin therapy further reduces low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels in patients with primary hypercholesterolemia, show study findings.

07-11-2012 | Cardiometabolic | Article

Early intervention critical for severely obese children

Behavioral therapy programs combating obesity are effective for younger severely obese children, but not for adolescents in the same weight class, suggest study findings.

22-10-2012 | Cardiometabolic | Article

Cardiovascular disease risk varies with HIV subgroup

The ability of lipids to predict risk for cardiovascular disease may be weakened in women who are infected with HIV, report researchers.

17-10-2012 | Cardiometabolic | Article

Health benefits of fibrate add-on detected postprandially

Adding fenofibrate to statin treatment significantly improves postprandial triglyceride response over statin treatment alone in individuals with diabetes, show findings from a US study.

17-10-2012 | Cardiology | Article

Reduced copayment policy has benefits all round

Reducing patients’ copayments for statins and clopidogrel could increase their adherence without adding financial burden to the healthcare system, researchers say.

01-10-2012 | Cardiology | Article

Statins linked to reduced glaucoma risk

Cholesterol-lowering medications in the statin class could significantly reduce the risk for developing open-angle glaucoma, show data for more than 500,000 older-age US individuals with hyperlipidemia.

27-09-2012 | Cardiometabolic | Article

WBC counts in diabetes risk prediction

An elevated white blood cell count in young men is an independent predictor for the development of diabetes in later life, suggest study findings.