Cocoa supplements linked to cognitive benefits in older adults … Device collects blood from fingertips, bypassing vein draws … Study finds moderate link between hearing impairment, dementia risk in...
Clinical briefs for Monday, Nov. 13
Nov 13, 2023
Studies highlight latest Alzheimer’s breakthroughs … Slashing salt can lower blood pressure, study shows … Genetic test could spot genetic high cholesterol … This blood thinner can prevent strokes...
Clinical briefs for Friday, Oct. 6
Oct 06, 2023
COVID-19 procedures slowed heart attack responses … “Good” cholesterol linked to dementia … Faulty antibiotics can increase antimicrobial resistance, study finds … Proton pump inhibitors up dementia...
Lowering LDL cholesterol benefits older adults, study finds
Sep 27, 2023
Lowering low-density lipoprotein, or LDL, cholesterol has similar benefits for older adults and younger people, a study published in the October edition of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology...
First-ever drug can treat ‘bad cholesterol’ that statins miss
Aug 29, 2023
A new drug called muvalaplin successfully lowers a genetic form of cholesterol that’s linked to higher risks of strokes and heart attacks, according to a new study published Monday in JAMA. It’s the...
Drop in LDL cholesterol greater with low-, moderate-intensity statins for seniors
Aug 01, 2023
For older versus younger adults, low- to moderate-intensity statins are associated with a greater reduction in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), according to a study published online Aug. 1...
Shifts in cholesterol, triglycerides could raise risk for Alzheimer’s
Jul 10, 2023
Older people with levels of cholesterol and triglycerides that go up and down a lot may be at an increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease and dementias compared to people whose levels are steady.
Bempedoic acid alone lowers CVD risk in statin-intolerant adults: study
Mar 07, 2023
In a first, the non-statin, cholesterol-lowering drug bempedoic acid (Nexletol) has been found to lower the risk of adverse cardiovascular events and death in statin-intolerant patients.
NIH: ‘Good’ cholesterol may not universally predict heart disease risk
Nov 28, 2022
In a study of 23,000 people, high HDL cholesterol levels were not associated with reduced cardiovascular disease risk, and low levels predicted increased heart disease in white but not Black adults.
Cholesterol, diabetes drugs lower the prevalence of age-related degenerative eye disease: study
Nov 21, 2022
Cholesterol and diabetes drugs were found to lower the prevalence of any type of age-related macular degeneration by 15% and 22%, respectively.