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When doctors measure blood pressure they do not usually consider how changes over long periods of time might affect a person’s health. A new study examined whether blood pressure changes between early adulthood and middle age are associated with risk for developing heart disease. Catherine Dolf...
The Los Angeles Times reports on a new study in JAMA Internal Medicine that has shown that Americans’ sugar intake may be fatal. The study measured changes in sugar consumption over time “to see its effect on health” and found that about 10% of adults got more than 25% of their calories...
Current cholesterol-lowering drugs are mostly in the class of statins, but now Amgen Inc. has opened the door to a new class of drugs, Bloomberg News reports. Their new cholesterol drug, evolocumab, which targets PCSK9, a protein associated with low density lipoprotein (LDL) or “bad” cholesterol,...