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Low rate of cholesterol testing for children, adolescents

Low rate of cholesterol testing for children, adolescents

Although some guidelines recommend lipid screening for children and adolescents of certain ages, data indicate that only about 3 percent are having their cholesterol tested during health visits, according to a study in the May 7 issue of JAMA , a theme issue on child health. This issue is being released early to coincide with the Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting. Abnormal lipid values occur in 1 in 5 U.S Continue reading

Targeted gene silencing drugs are more than 500 times more effective with new delivery method

Targeted gene silencing drugs are more than 500 times more effective with new delivery method

Dec. 21, 2012 — Small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) are a potent new drug class that can silence a disease-causing gene, but delivering them to a target cell can be challenging. Continue reading

Cholesterol ‘helps’ damaged brain

Cholesterol ‘helps’ damaged brain

17 June 2012 Last updated at 13:24 ET A diet high in cholesterol may help people with a fatal genetic disease which damages the brain, according to early studies in mice. Continue reading

Cancer-fighting goodness found in cholesterol, study suggests

Cancer-fighting goodness found in cholesterol, study suggests

ScienceDaily (Apr. 19, 2012) — A Simon Fraser University researcher is among four scientists who argue that cholesterol may slow or stop cancer cell growth. They describe how cholesterol-binding proteins called ORPs may control cell growth in A Detour for Yeast Oxysterol Binding Proteins , a paper published in the latest issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry . Continue reading

Novel therapeutic target identified to decrease triglycerides and increase ‘good’ cholesterol

Novel therapeutic target identified to decrease triglycerides and increase ‘good’ cholesterol

ScienceDaily (Oct. 20, 2011) — Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center have announced findings published in the October 20 issue of Nature that show for the first time the inhibition of both microRNA-33a and microRNA-33b (miR-33a/b) with chemically modified anti-miR oligonucleotides markedly suppress triglyceride levels and cause a sustained increase in high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) “good” cholesterol Continue reading

Gut bacteria may affect whether a statin drug lowers cholesterol

Gut bacteria may affect whether a statin drug lowers cholesterol

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Extremely obese children have higher prevalence of psoriasis, higher heart disease risk

Extremely obese children have higher prevalence of psoriasis, higher heart disease risk

ScienceDaily (May 18, 2011) — Children who are overweight or obese have a significantly higher prevalence of psoriasis, and teens with psoriasis, regardless of their body weight, have higher cholesterol levels, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published online in the Journal of Pediatrics . The study findings suggest that higher heart disease risk for patients with psoriasis starts in childhood in the form of higher cholesterol levels. Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease of the skin that often starts early in life and, according to the National Psoriasis Foundation, affects more than 7 million Americans. Continue reading

Increasing triglyceride levels linked to greater stroke risk; Study finds higher cholesterol levels only increase risk of stroke in men

Increasing triglyceride levels linked to greater stroke risk; Study finds higher cholesterol levels only increase risk of stroke in men

ScienceDaily (Feb. 21, 2011) — A study by researchers in Denmark revealed that increasing levels of non-fasting triglycerides are associated with an increased risk of ischemic stroke in men and women Continue reading

Increasing triglyceride levels linked to greater stroke risk; Study finds higher cholesterol levels only increase risk of stroke in men

Increasing triglyceride levels linked to greater stroke risk; Study finds higher cholesterol levels only increase risk of stroke in men

ScienceDaily (Feb. 21, 2011) — A study by researchers in Denmark revealed that increasing levels of non-fasting triglycerides are associated with an increased risk of ischemic stroke in men and women Continue reading

Cholesterol ‘poor stroke marker’

Cholesterol ‘poor stroke marker’

21 February 2011 Last updated at 00:09 ET High levels of cholesterol do not predict the risk of stroke in women, according to researchers in Denmark. They did detect an increased risk in men, but only when cholesterol was at almost twice the average level Continue reading