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Stroke, Heart Attack Damage Could Be Mitigated via Mimicry of Good Cholesterol

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 -- It may be a caricature, but it is recognized by ailing blood vessels, which respond by moving closer to a picture of cardiovascular health. The “it” is an artificial protein called ApoM-Fc that mimics apolipoprotein M (ApoM), a natural protein that is a component of high-density lipoprotein (HDL), or “good cholesterol.” ApoM-Fc performs better than synthetically derived ApoM, which is expensive to produce and has just a 15-minute half-life in the body’s bloodstream. In tests on mice, ApoM-Fc lowered blood pressure and alleviated tissue damage caused by stroke, heart attack, and other cardiovascular diseases. ApoM-Fc, like ApoM, ferries S1P, or sphingosine-1-phosphate , particles through the bloodstream to endothelial cells, which line the blood vessels and are studded with S1P

Almonds may help boost cholesterol clean-up crew

Sunday, August 13, 2017 -- Eating almonds on a regular basis may help boost levels of HDL cholesterol while simultaneously improving the way it removes cholesterol from the body, according to researchers. In a study, researchers compared the levels and ... Read more

Powerful New Cholesterol Med Won’t Harm Memory, Easing Concerns

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 -- Study findings on Repatha are 'reassuring,' but expert wants longer follow-up