Cholesterol Disorders

Statin Use in Elderly Linked to Decrease in Risk of Death, Cardiovascular Mortality

July 07, 2020

New research is detailing the impact of statin use for primary prevention in elderly patients free from atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.

Coffee May Be Good For the Heart- A Look at What the Science Says

April 24, 2020

If you can’t imagine starting the day without your cup o’ joe, you aren’t alone.  On average, American’s drink 3 cups of coffee every day–collectively that’s 400 million cups of coffee-- daily.  Given those kinds of numbers, it’s no wonder that the question of whether or not the coffee habit is beneficial or detrimental to patient health is one that generates a lot of interest- and there’s been plenty of studies devoted to it.  Here's a look at some of them.

No Pass for Red Meat Report

January 28, 2020

Leading experts on nutrition and diabetes are recommending that patients still continue to follow current nutritional recommendations by the American Diabetes Association and other healthcare and governmental organizations that recommend consuming a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, while limiting red and processed meats.

Vascepa for CVD Prevention Among Most Noteworthy Achievements of the Decade

January 06, 2020

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved an omega-3 fatty acid treatment as an add-on treatment to statin therapy to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in adults with elevated triglyceride levels.

Fixed-dose Lipid-lowering Combination Bests Either Drug Alone

June 04, 2019

MAASTRICHT, The Netherlands--The significant combined effect of bempedoic acid and ezetimibe on LDL-C in patients at high risk for CV events may suggest a new era of non-statin therapy. 

From 87th EAS: High Lipoprotein(a) Levels not Linked to Increased Prothrombotic Effects

June 04, 2019

MAASTRICHT, The Netherlands-Study results suggest that clinical trials of novel treatments targeting Lp(a) will not be affected by subjects with CV disease receiving antiplatelet therapy.

Treatment Guidelines for Managing Cholesterol Levels

April 02, 2019

In 2018, the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association teamed up to update treatment guidelines for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Learn more in this recap.

Omega-3s May Impact Gut Microbiota, Protect Against Colorectal Cancer

February 04, 2019

Results of an open label study on omega-3 PUFA supplementation found a small but transient effect on gut microbiota that could warrant future research.

Fish Oil Prescribed vs Fish Oil Taken: A First Look

December 11, 2018

Among lipid clinic patients, actual EPA+DHA supplement intake was

Triglycerides and EPA: A New Chapter in CV Disease Prevention

November 20, 2018

Findings from REDUCE-IT are the first to show that EPA lowers the relative risk of hard cardiovascular endpoints. Johns Hopkins' Seth Martin, MD, and colleagues put the trial in perspective.