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News tag: atherosclerosis


Insufficient vitamin D in childhood linked to health problems later in life

11 Feb, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Children with insufficient vitamin D have an increased risk of heart disease later in life, new study suggests. Researchers linked low levels of vitamin D in childhood with increased risk of subclinical atherosclerosis 25 years later in adulthood, scientists from Finland claim. Atherosclerosis has been linked with cardiovascular risk factors,…


A mimic for good cholesterol promises effective against atherosclerosis

17 Oct, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
A new drug candidate mimics body’s “good” cholesterol and promises to lower cholesterol levels in blood and remove artery-clogging plaques when administered to mice, new study finds. The compound can be administered orally, rather than an injection, its effectiveness intact. In humans, this drug could be used to combat atherosclerosis,…