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Associations of Dietary Cholesterol and Egg Consumption with Incident Cardiovascular Disease and Total Mortality

By Kevin C Maki PhD and Heather Nelson Cortes PhD | May 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Associations of Dietary Cholesterol and Egg Consumption with Incident Cardiovascular Disease and Total Mortality By Kevin C. Maki, PhD and Heather Nelson Cortes, PhD   Despite decades of research, the association between dietary cholesterol consumption, cardiovascular disease (CVD) and mortality remains controversial.  Adding to this controversy are the confusing recommendations in the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines

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Association of Long-term Consumption of Sugar-Sweetened and Artificially Sweetened Beverages with Total and Cause-specific Mortality

By Heather Nelson Cortes PhD and Kevin C Maki PhD | Apr 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Association of Long-term Consumption of Sugar-Sweetened and Artificially Sweetened Beverages with Total and Cause-specific Mortality By Heather Nelson Cortes, PhD and Kevin C Maki, PhD In the United States, sugar sweetened beverages (SSBs) account for the largest source of added sugar in the diet 1,2.  These types of drinks (e.g., carbonated, noncarbonated, fruit, sports) have

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Effects of pioglitazone on risks for cardiovascular events and diabetes in patients with prediabetes and a history of stroke or transient ischemic attack

By Aly Becraft MS and Kevin C Maki PhD | Apr 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Effects of pioglitazone on risks for cardiovascular events and diabetes in patients with prediabetes and a history of stroke or transient ischemic attack By Aly Becraft, MS and Kevin C Maki, PhD   Insulin resistance is an established risk factor for stroke and other adverse cardiovascular events.1,2 As many as 50% of patients with stroke

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Bempedoic acid in conjunction with statin therapy for dyslipidemia management

By Aly Becraft MS and Kevin C Maki PhD | Apr 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Bempedoic acid in conjunction with statin therapy for dyslipidemia management By Aly Becraft, MS; Kevin C. Maki, PhD Use of statins to reduce risk of cardiovascular disease is an effective treatment strategy,1 but the statin doses required to adequately reduce low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and non-high-density-lipoprotein cholesterol (non-HDL-C) levels and achieve optimal cardiovascular disease

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The Effects of Icosapent Ethyl on Total Ischemic Events: An Analysis from REDUCE-IT

By Aly Becraft MS and Kevin C Maki PhD | Mar 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Effects of Icosapent Ethyl on Total Ischemic Events: An Analysis from REDUCE-IT By Aly Becraft, MS and Kevin C Maki, PhD   Statin therapy is highly effective for lowering low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), but many patients remain at risk for ischemic events, despite statin therapy.1 Elevated levels of triglycerides (TG) and TG-rich lipoproteins are

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C-Reactive Protein Levels and Cardiovascular Events after Acute Coronary Syndrome: Results from a Secondary Analysis of the VISTA-16 Trial

By Aly Becraft MS and Kevin C Maki PhD | Mar 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

C-Reactive Protein Levels and Cardiovascular Events after Acute Coronary Syndrome: Results from a Secondary Analysis of the VISTA-16 Trial By Aly Becraft, MS; Kevin C Maki, PhD   Each year approximately 29% of heart attack (myocardial infarction) events in the USA occur in people who have previously had a heart attack.1 Even with ideal medical

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Potential Role of Nut Consumption for Improving Insulin Sensitivity : Results from a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

By Heather Nelson Cortes PhD and Kevin C Maki PhD | Mar 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Potential Role of Nut Consumption for Improving Insulin Sensitivity : Results from a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials By Heather Nelson Cortes, PhD and Kevin C Maki, PhD   Worldwide incidence and prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) diabetes are increasing at alarming rates, largely following increases in incidence of overweight

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No Additional Benefits on Cardiometabolic Risk Parameters of Reduced Red Meat or Increased Fiber Intake in an Energy-restricted Diet

By Heather Nelson Cortes PhD and Kevin C Maki PhD | Mar 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

No Additional Benefits on Cardiometabolic Risk Parameters of Reduced Red Meat or Increased Fiber Intake in an Energy-restricted Diet By Heather Nelson Cortes, PhD and Kevin C Maki, PhD   To date, results from epidemiological studies have suggested that a high intake of red meat is associated with a higher risk of developing type 2

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New Trial Suggests Light Therapy may be a Promising Intervention for Treatment of Depression with Type 2 Diabetes

By Aly Becraft MS and Kevin C Maki PhD | Mar 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

New Trial Suggests Light Therapy may be a Promising Intervention for Treatment of Depression with Type 2 Diabetes By Aly Becraft, MS; Kevin C Maki, PhD One in 11 adults have diabetes worldwide,1 with an estimated 25% of people with diabetes also suffering from depression.2 Co-occurrence of these diseases has been shown to increase risk

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Suboptimal Triglyceride Levels Among Statin Users in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

By Heather Nelson Cortes PhD and Kevin C Maki PhD | Feb 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Suboptimal Triglyceride Levels Among Statin Users in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey By Heather Nelson Cortes, PhD and Kevin C Maki, PhD   Statin therapy is the primary treatment for dyslipidemia, even in those with moderately elevated triglycerides (TG).1  Hypertriglyceridemia, an independent risk factor of coronary heart disease (CHD), is defined as fasting

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