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Low testosterone does not increase the risk of cardiovascular disease

A cohort study of UK Biobank data indicates that low testosterone is not associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular events in middle-aged men, according to research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Medscape

Lower vitamin D levels linked to increased cardiovascular disease risk

A large-scale study, published in the European Heart Journal, reports a non-linear association of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentration with heart disease risk, and suggests correction through adding vitamin D to food may be a solution.

Inverse

Thyroid cancer and high cholesterol linked to cardiovascular disease

According to research, published in Medicine, cardiovascular disease is more common in patients suffering from follicular thyroid cancer with increased total cholesterol levels.

Endocrinology Advisor

A diet high in dairy fat reduces the risk of heart disease

A large, international collaboration, based on Swedish data and published in PLOS Medicine, reports that eating full-fat dairy products is associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease.

Guardian

High levels of stress hormones lead to cardiovascular disease

Elevated levels of stress hormones predispose people with normal blood pressure to develop high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease, according to a study published in Hypertension.

Medical Xpress

New cardiovascular disease drug approved for use in UK

Following clinical trials showing high effectiveness for inclisiran in treating heart disease, it has now been approved for use by NHS England. The twice yearly injection targets high cholesterol through RNA interference and is expected to prevent early deaths from heart disease and stroke.

Guardian

Complex communication mechanism between brain and fat tissue identified

New research, published in Nature, points to a complex brain-fat communication circuit that involves immune cells in visceral fat and may help advance our understanding of the links between obesity and chronic inflammation or cancer risk.

Inverse