Early age-related macular degeneration linked to high HDL

(HealthDay)—There is a higher risk for early age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in individuals with high plasma high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels, according to a study published online March 29 in JAMA Ophthalmology.


Measuring plasma PCSK9 may ID resistance to PCSK9 inhibitors

(HealthDay)—Plasma levels of proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) may help assess apparent resistance to PCSK9 inhibitors, according to a research letter published online Nov. 28 in the Annals of Internal ...


New way to treat cholesterol may be on the horizon

A breakthrough discovery by scientists at Houston Methodist could change the way we treat cholesterol. Researchers found new evidence that challenges a 40-year notion of how fast we eliminate it from our bodies.

Medical research

Cholesterol sets off chaotic blood vessel growth

A study at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine identified a protein that is responsible for regulating blood vessel growth by mediating the efficient removal of cholesterol from the cells. Unregulated ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Antioxidant may disrupt Alzheimer's disease process

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is now the sixth leading cause of death among Americans, affecting nearly 1 in 8 people over the age of 65. There is currently no treatment that alters the course of this disease. However, an increasing ...

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