Atherosclerosis

Latest Research

Every week our cardiologists review the most recent advances in cardiovascular medicine and select news to share with you. Here you will find summaries of some of the latest research news about atherosclerosis. Share these articles with your friends and family via social media, print items you’d like to discuss with your care team, or add them to your toolbox to read later.

A Look at Long-Term Health Effects of Weight Loss

Maintaining weight loss is key in reducing major risk factors for heart disease.

Lowering Triglycerides to Reduce Heart Risks

Study confirms cardiovascular benefits of lowering triglycerides with therapies including an omega-3 fatty acid.

Questioning the Long-Term Safety of the High-Fat, Low-Carb Diet

A review of 10 studies finds a link between mortality risk and diets highest in protein and fat. 

Staying Young at Heart: It's Never Too Early to Start Healthy Habits

Expert recommendations help healthy individuals prevent heart disease.

Diet Soda and Sugary Drinks May Affect Lifespan, Study Finds

Two or more sodas a day shown to increase risk of death in nearly half a million Europeans.

Consumption of Plant-Based Proteins Could Add Years to Your Life

Study suggests that we eat plenty of plant-based foods, while limiting red and processed meat.

Not All Plant-Based Foods are Created Equal

Just because a food is vegetarian does not mean it promotes health and longevity. 

Strict Insurance Policies Reduce Access to Life-Saving Cholesterol Drugs

Most patients never get the PCSK9 inhibitors they’re prescribed, putting them at increased risk for heart events.

Three Prevention Efforts Could Save 94 Million Lives Over 25 Years

Global analysis shows that improving blood pressure and diet could save millions of lives over the next few decades.

Healthy Arteries are Linked to Better Heart Function in Middle Age

Developing heart-healthy habits as a young adult helps keep your heart strong in middle age.

Study Supports Aggressive Blood Pressure Treatment in All Adults with Diabetes

Intensive blood pressure treatment isn't just for high-risk patients with type 2 diabetes.

Red and Processed Meats Increase Risk for Heart Disease

Not all animal products threaten heart health, finds European study of 500,000 adults.
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Imaging Scans for Cancer Provide Useful Information About Heart Health

Life-saving information about cardiovascular risk is overlooked about half of the time.

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Study Links a Hearty Breakfast and Less TV to Healthier Arteries

Greek study finds adults who ate a high-energy breakfast and spent less time on the sofa had healthier arteries.

Nuts May Lower Risk of Heart Disease and Death in Diabetics

A study of U.S. health professionals found significant benefit from eating five or more servings of nuts a week.

Study Links E-Cigarettes to Heart Attacks, Heart Disease and Depression

U.S. survey study links e-cigarette use to increased risk for heart problems and a host of other health issues.

Study Links Diet Drinks to Increased Risk of Stroke and Heart Disease

Drinking two or more diet drinks a day increases heart risks for women, study finds.

Latest Statistics Say Nearly Half of Americans Have Some Form of Heart Disease

An annual report from the American Heart Association explains the rise in heart disease rates and emphasizes prevention.

Experts Highlight the Strong Link Between Depression and Heart Disease

Given high rates of depression among heart patients, experts encourage better screening and treatment for mental health.

Experts Address Safety of Heart Medications During Pregnancy

The use of heart medications takes careful consideration between women and their providers, explain experts.

Study Supports Enhanced Screening Prior to Invasive Heart Disease Imaging

Better screening could reduce unnecessary tests and procedures in patients being evaluated for heart disease, study finds.

The Importance of Promoting Heart Health in Early Childhood

Experts encourage early adoption of healthy habits to reduce cardiovascular risk later in life.

Mediterranean Diet Reduces Risk for Heart Events in Women

Study finds that the Mediterranean diet reduces cardiovascular risk by minimizing inflammation, controlling blood sugar and promoting a healthy weight.

Study Supports BMI as a Screening Tool for Heart Health

The simple ratio of height to weight can identify young adults with increased health risks.

Women with Heart Disease Report Worse Treatment and Patient Satisfaction Than Men

Women are less likely to be taking preventive medicines and seek care at the ER more frequently.