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Insufficient evidence to show causal relationship between cystatin C, CVD

August 24, 2016

Mendelian randomization analyses do not suggest a causal relationship between cystatin C and CVD, researchers reported in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Using mendelian randomization analyses, researchers combined data from 76,481 participants from 16 prospective cohorts with 37,126 measures of cystatin C as well as genetic data from 43 studies (n = 252,216) with 63,292 CVD events. The common variant rs911119 in CST3 was used to determine if cystatin C plays a causal role in CVD.

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Personalized approach to statin allocation benefits older patients

August 23, 2016
New data from the BioImage study suggest that personalizing the 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines for statin use in older…
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History of stroke may increase risk for late-onset Alzheimer’s disease

August 23, 2016
Patients with a history of stroke have double the risk for late-onset Alzheimer’s disease in its familial and sporadic forms, researchers reported in JAMA
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Financial incentives help low-income adults quit smoking

August 22, 2016
Financial incentives raised smoking cessation rates among low-income smokers, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of
In the Journals

Insufficient evidence to show causal relationship between cystatin C, CVD

August 24, 2016
Mendelian randomization analyses do not suggest a causal relationship between cystatin C and CVD, researchers reported in the Journal of the

In the Journals

Personalized approach to statin allocation benefits older patients

August 23, 2016
New data from the BioImage study suggest that personalizing the 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines for statin…

In the Journals

History of stroke may increase risk for late-onset Alzheimer’s disease

August 23, 2016
Patients with a history of stroke have double the risk for late-onset Alzheimer’s disease in its familial and sporadic forms, researchers…

In the Journals

Financial incentives help low-income adults quit smoking

August 22, 2016
Financial incentives raised smoking cessation rates among low-income smokers, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College

Meeting News Coverage

American Society for Preventive Cardiology announces speakers for upcoming congress

August 20, 2016
Attendees of the upcoming American Society of Preventive Cardiology Congress on Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease in September will gain…

ObesityWeek will feature latest research, emerging treatments

August 19, 2016
Researchers, policy makers and health care providers will gather in New Orleans this fall for the largest international scientific and medical…

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Air pollution associated with accelerated CAC progression

August 19, 2016
Long-term exposure to outdoor particulate matter and traffic-related air pollution are associated with accelerated atherosclerosis, according to data…

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History of gallstone disease may increase risk for CHD

August 18, 2016
Individuals with a history of gallstone disease have a 23% increased risk for developing CHD, according to a study published in Arteriosclerosis

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Team-based primary care may improve CHD, lower costs

August 18, 2016
Researchers found that team-based primary care may be beneficial in improving coronary heart disease risk factors and lowering health care costs, but…

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Cancer surpasses CVD as No. 1 cause of death in 12 European nations

August 17, 2016
Cancer, not CVD, is now the main cause of death in 12 European countries, but inequalities in the number of CVD deaths still exist in Europe…

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