Not all dietary fibers are equal

The health benefits of dietary fiber vary across individuals and may depend on the specific type of fiber and the dose consumed, researchers report April 28th in the journal Cell Host & Microbe.


Lower statin threshold shown to be cost-effective

Expanding prescription of statin medication to reduce low-density lipoprotein cholesterol could be a cost-effective intervention against cardiovascular disease, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published in the ...

Oncology & Cancer

Genetic clues link lipoprotein A to prostate cancer risk

A new analysis has uncovered a potential link between higher prostate cancer risk and genetic variants associated with higher bloodstream levels of the cholesterol-transporting molecule lipoprotein A. Anna Ioannidou of Imperial ...


Nutrient-laden snacks can meaningfully cut cholesterol

(HealthDay)—A suite of ready-to-eat bioactive snacks can meaningfully reduce cholesterol in patients unwilling or unable to take statin drugs, according to a study published Jan. 26 in the Journal of Nutrition.


Better management of high cholesterol needed in young adults

(HealthDay)—Many young adults with moderate or severe hypercholesterolemia do not achieve guideline-directed low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) reduction, according to a research letter published online Nov. 15 ...

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