National Lipid Association Scientific Sessions

Healio brings you the highlights from the National Lipid Association Scientific Sessions. Refer back to this page often for the latest news from NLA, perspectives and interviews with leading researchers and clinicians, and to review archives of past meetings.

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Intensive lipid-lowering therapy reduces mortality over 25 years

May 22, 2016
NEW ORLEANS — A regimen of intensive lipid-lowering therapy for 25 years was associated with reduction in CV and all-cause mortality, according…
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Evolocumab yields lower cost per effectively treated patient vs. alirocumab

May 22, 2016
NEW ORLEANS — The cost per effectively treated patient was lower with the PCSK9 inhibitor evolocumab compared with alirocumab over a 1-year…
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VIDEO: Expert discusses uncommon dyslipidemias with common presentations

May 21, 2016
NEW ORLEANS — In this video from the National Lipid Association Scientific Sessions, James Underberg, MD, MS, FACP, FNLA, discusses his…
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High nut consumption linked with reduction in CHD risk among women

May 21, 2016
NEW ORLEANS — In an analysis of the Women’s Health Study, increased consumption of nuts was associated with reduced risk for CHD…
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Statins often negatively interact with other CV drugs

May 21, 2016
NEW ORLEANS — Many CV medications have interactions with statins, so clinicians must understand the magnitude of these relationships to ensure…
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Insulin resistance a culprit for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

May 21, 2016
NEW ORLEANS — The prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is high in patients with diabetes, and insulin resistance is a common cause…
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VIDEO: Expert discusses NLA initiatives

May 21, 2016
NEW ORLEANS —In this video, Alan Brown, MD, FACC, discusses the opportunities on the horizon for the National Lipid Association, as well as…
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Despite guideline changes, statin use unchanged or lower in patients with diabetes

May 21, 2016
NEW ORLEANS — The rate of statin use in adults with diabetes has remained steady or declined since 2014, according to findings presented at the…
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VIDEO: Icosapent ethyl effective in women with very high triglycerides

May 20, 2016
NEW ORLEANS — In this video exclusive, Lori Mosca, MD, MPH, PhD, discusses data presented at the National Lipid Association Scientific…
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Lp(a) confers increased CVD risk, but treatment options unclear

May 20, 2016
NEW ORLEANS — While multiple studies have shown that lipoprotein(a) is associated with elevated risk for CVD, treatments to reduce…