All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘The Lancet’

Cholesterol Disorder Medication “Shows Promise” in Study

A new study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania has shown that lomitapide “substantially and stably” reduced levels of LDL cholesterol in patients with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HoFH). Lomitapide is a microsomal triglyceride transfer protein (MTP) inhibitor that works by inhibiting MTP, which is necessary in the production of precursors to LDL cholesterol. Patients with HoFH, which is a …

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Alzheimer’s Signs Found in People as Young as 18, Says Study

Researchers this week announced that the earliest signs of Alzheimer’s disease yet detected have been found in a group of people with a rare inherited form of the disease. Two new studies on the subject were published in the journal Lancet Neurology. The studies were led by doctors from the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute in Arizona, Boston University, and the University …

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Prostate Cancer Blood Test Developed by Scientists

This week, scientists announced a study that demonstrates a blood test that can detect advanced-stage prostate cancer. The study, from researchers at the Spanish National Cancer research Centre (CNIO), Institute for Cancer Research, and the Royal marsden NHS Foundation Trust, was published this week in the journal Lancet Oncology. The new test studies genetic patterns in blood cells, which can …

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Heart Attack Risk Linked to Work Stress

A new study published today in The Lancet shows that people with “highly demanding” job or those with “little freedom” are more likely to have a heart attack. Specifically, they are 23% more likely to have a heart attack than those with less stressful jobs. The study, led by Professor Mika Kivimäki from the University College London department of epidemiology …

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