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Belly fat linked to increased risk for recurrent heart attacks


Abdominal obesity not only increases the risk for a first heart attack or stroke, but also the risk…
New finding offers possibility for preventing age-related metabolic disease

November 15, 2019

A study by researchers at Yale has uncovered why belly fat surrounding organs increases as people age, a…
Omega-6 fatty acid could help prevent heart disease

July 19, 2019

An omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid has the potential to help fight heart disease, finds a new study by…
Study finds association between air pollution, coronary atherosclerosis in Chinese population

July 11, 2019

New research from the University at Buffalo provides pathophysiologic evidence of the effect of air pollution on cardiovascular…
Younger women who suffer a heart attack are almost always smokers

June 12, 2019

Smoking is the overriding cause of heart attacks for people between the ages of 30 and 50, and…
Study finds link between ambient ozone exposure, carotid wall thickness

May 29, 2019

Long-term exposure to ambient ozone appears to accelerate arterial conditions that progress into cardiovascular disease and stroke, according…
Bladder drug linked to atherosclerosis in mice

May 14, 2019

A drug used in the treatment of overactive bladder can accelerate atheroclerosis in mice, researchers at Karolinska Institutet…
Antibodies stabilise plaque in arteries

March 25, 2019

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have found that type IgG antibodies play an unexpected role in atherosclerosis. A study on…
Gene discovery reveals new targets for treating atherosclerosis, inflammatory diseases

December 27, 2018

A group of genes that has been largely ignored by scientists could play critical roles in atherosclerosis (hardening…
Beneficial gut bacteria metabolize fiber to improve heart health in mice

November 14, 2018

Diets rich in fiber have long been associated with an array of positive outcomes, chief among them healthy…
Inflammation critical for preventing heart attacks and strokes

September 26, 2018

Inflammation, long considered a dangerous contributor to atherosclerosis, actually plays an important role in preventing heart attacks and…
Is the Development of Calcification in Blood Vessels A Result of Stress?

September 18, 2018

Regarding overall health, there is probably no symptom more readily linked to prevailing conditions and illnesses than stress.…
Fight Against Top Killer, Clogged Arteries, Garners Acclaimed NIH Award

October 6, 2017

Very many lives may someday depend on the work of researchers like Tony Kim. He’s fighting atherosclerosis, the…
Type of sugar may treat atherosclerosis, mouse study shows

June 8, 2017

Researchers have long sought ways to harness the body’s immune system to treat disease, especially cancer. Now, scientists…
How Old Are Your Arteries?

March 21, 2017

For most Americans over the age of 60, atherosclerosis is a common fact of life, viewed as an…
New PET radiotracer identifies inflammation in life-threatening atherosclerosis

March 1, 2017

In the featured article of the March 2017 issue of “The Journal of Nuclear Medicine,” researchers demonstrate that…
Origami of the Cell

February 1, 2017

In the ancient Japanese art of origami, paper must be folded precisely and following a specific order to…
Scientists find culprit responsible for calcified blood vessels in kidney disease

September 9, 2016

Stem cell finding informs research to prevent hardening of arteries Scientists have implicated a type of stem cell…
No more broken hearts

April 8, 2016

Russian cientists found a gene responsible for the development of myocardial infarction A team of the Lomonosov Moscow…
Inside Insights on Cardiovascular Buildup

January 13, 2016

Using recently developed super-resolution microscopic techniques and a bioengineered model designed to mimic the connective tissue found in…
Atherosclerosis is Alzheimer’s disease of blood vessels, study suggests

January 12, 2016

In atherosclerosis, plaque builds up on the inner walls of arteries that deliver blood to the body. Studying…
Using nanoparticles to combat arteriosclerosis

January 7, 2016

Researchers at the University of Bonn have developed a method for cell replacement in diseased vessels In industrialized…
Anti-aging tricks from dietary supplement seen in mice

August 22, 2015

Alpha-lipoic acid stimulates telomerase in vascular smooth muscle In human cells, shortened telomeres, the protective caps at the…
Testing testosterone: Trial finds no link to hardening of the arteries

August 13, 2015

Clinical trial tests the effects of testosterone on atherosclerosis, sexual function and quality of life in aging men.…
New research allows doctors to image dangerous ‘hardening’ of the arteries

July 13, 2015

Researchers at the University of Cambridge, in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh, have shown how a radioactive…
New research allows doctors to image dangerous ‘hardening’ of the arteries

July 13, 2015

Researchers at the University of Cambridge, in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh, have shown how a radioactive…
Enzyme provides built-in protection against atherosclerosis

July 2, 2015

Staying active, never smoking and controlling diabetes and cholesterol can prevent hardening of the arteries, but effective treatment…
That’s using your head

January 28, 2015

Recent research into brain control of liver lipid production could cause break in obesity and diabetes treatment Ways…
Mapping Atherosclerotic Arteries: Combined Approach Developed

May 27, 2014

A new method allows calcified and constricted blood vessels to be visualized with micrometer precision, and can be…
In vitro innovation: Testing nanomedicine with blood cells on a microchip

February 5, 2014

Designing nanomedicine to combat diseases is a hot area of scientific research, primarily for treating cancer, but very…
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