Experimental Gene Therapy May Help Fight Inherited High Cholesterol

A new gene therapy being developed almost eliminated patients’ blood levels of lipoprotein(a), a protein that’s been linked to early-onset heart disease in some individuals.  Results from a clinical trial published in the issue of JAMA showed that patients with medium-to-high levels of lipoprotein(a) who received doses up to 500 […]

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Some Early Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s May Show Up in Your Thirties

Delaying high blood sugar and cholesterol treatment in your 20s and 30s can lead to an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease later in life. High-density lipoprotein (HDL), the so-called good kind of cholesterol linked to a reduced risk of heart disease, also is associated with lower dementia and Alzheimer’s risks […]

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