News tagged with triglyceride levels

Rare gene mutations raise risk of early heart attack

A team of investigators from the Broad Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital and other leading biomedical research institutions has pinpointed rare mutations in a gene called APOA5 that increase a person's ...

Dec 10, 2014
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Broken gene found to protect against heart disease

By scouring the DNA of thousands of patients, researchers at the Broad Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital, and their colleagues have discovered four rare gene mutations that not only lower the levels of triglycerides, ...

Jun 18, 2014
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Cholesterol levels appear to be improving among US youths

In a study involving more than 16,000 U.S. children and adolescents, there has been a decrease in average total cholesterol levels over the past 2 decades, although almost 1 in 10 had elevated total cholesterol in 2007-2010, ...

Aug 07, 2012
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Stopping snoring cuts heart attack risk

Sleep apnoea patients who are successfully treated have lower blood fat levels and a reduced risk of heart attack than people who are left untreated, University of Sydney researchers have found.

Aug 03, 2011
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