subscribe
 

Liver inflammation raises cholesterol levels

Inflammatory processes that are known to occur in many metabolic disorders such as type 2 diabetes and obesity and contribute significantly to long-term complications



Liver inflammation raises cholesterol levels

Inflammatory processes that are known to occur in many metabolic disorders such as type 2 diabetes and obesity and contribute significantly to long-term complications



PS: It’s not cholesterol - Disease-related proteins carry surprising cargo

How our body processes cholesterol has a well-known impact on our health, but it turns out that another ‘fat molecule’ – or lipid – may be at the heart of some diseases which were thought to involve cholesterol.



Researchers develop paper-thin device to test cholesterol levels

Paper-thin sensors that use the latest technology in miniaturisation and printing could revolutionise the way point of care testing is carried out for cholesterol and lead to further applications and developments of the technology.



Direct clearance method for LDL cholesterol

Elevated levels of LDL cholesterol constitute a major risk factor for coronary heart disease. Treatment decisions are often based on LDL levels as such accurate determination is paramount. Randox has developed a highly specific and accurate direct method to overcome issues with traditional methods of LDL determination



No firm conclusions about HDL cholesterol

The European Society of Cardiology is concerned that interpretations of a paper about cholesterol could act to deter ongoing research efforts into developing new therapeutic strategies to increase high density lipoprotein cholesterol.



'Remote control' for cholesterol regulation

Circulation of cholesterol is regulated in the brain by the hunger-signaling hormone ghrelin, researchers say. The finding points to a new potential target for the pharmacologic control of cholesterol levels.



Cholesterol crystals incite inflammation

Cholesterol crystals, known to be a catalyst for heart attacks and strokes, also cause cells to send out danger signals that can lead to the inflammation and hardening of arteries.



Gene regulates balance of 'bad' cholesterol

In an article in Science, a scientist describes a previously unknown mechanism for regulating the amount of LDL cholesterol.



Advances in the measurement of LDL cholesterol

Until recently, direct measurement of LDL cholesterol was not practically possible for most laboratories in a routine clinical setting. The first homogeneous LDL method was introduced in 1997. Here, Mauro Panteghini looks at the clinical significance and advances in measurement of LDL cholesterol.



Overlooked ugly cholesterol causes heart disease

The risk of ischemic heart disease - the leading cause of death worldwide - is three times higher in persons with high levels of the so-called 'ugly' cholesterol. This is the finding of a new study of 73,000 Danes, which is shedding light on a long debate on this topic.



Cholesterol medicine affects energy production in muscles

Up to 75 per cent of patients who take statins to treat elevated cholesterol levels may suffer from muscle pain.



High blood cholesterol is overlooked

High blood cholesterol, a serious hereditary disease, is far more common than previously recognised and not treated sufficiently. This is shown in new research from the University of Copenhagen and Herlev Hospital.



Subscribe

Subscribe



Newsbrief

Twitter Icon © Setform Limited
subscribe