Neuroscience

High LDL linked to early-onset Alzheimer's

Researchers with the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Emory University have found a link between high LDL cholesterol levels and early-onset Alzheimer's disease. The results could help doctors understand how the ...

Medical research

Study finds key protein that binds to LDL cholesterol

A Yale-led research team identified a protein that plays an important role in the buildup of LDL cholesterol in blood vessels. The finding could lead to an additional strategy to block LDL accumulation, which could help prevent ...

Cardiology

Errors in single gene may protect against heart disease

Rare mutations that shut down a single gene are linked to lower cholesterol levels and a 50 percent reduction in the risk of heart attack, according to new research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, ...

Cardiology

Statin alternative looks promising in early trials

(HealthDay) -- Administration of REGN727, a monoclonal antibody to proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin 9 (PCSK9), significantly reduces low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels, according to the results of three ...

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