12th Annual Lipoprotein Apheresis Conference - Save the Date
We are recruiting a voluntary chair position to join our Board of Trustees
We are looking to recruit a voluntary chair position to join our Board of Trustees, this is an exciting opportunity to be involved in the work of HEART UK. We are looking for someone with experience of chairing meetings and organisations from any age or background.
Identifying FH Using a Blood Donor Screening Program With More Than 1 Million Volunteer Donors
Using a blood donor screening program as a novel strategy to detect and notify individuals with potential familial hypercholesterolemia, particularly younger individuals in whom early detection and treatment is especially helpful, as well as guide cascade screening.
Higher circulating and tissue levels of Linoleic Acid associated with lower risk of major cardiovascular events
A recent study found that higher levels of circulating Linoleic Acid (LA) were significantly associated with lower risks of total cardiovascular disease (CVD), cardiovascular mortality, and ischemic stroke. Arachidonic Acid (AA) levels were not associated with higher risk of cardiovascular outcomes. In fact, comparing extreme quintiles, higher levels were associated with lower risk of total CVD.
Substituting red meat with high-quality plant protein sources results in favourable changes in blood lipids and lipoproteins
A recent meta-analysis of 36 randomised controlled trials, representing 1803 participants, compared diets with red meat with diets that replaced red meat with a variety of foods on various cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors.
HEART UK latest radio advert
We have teamed up with a leading healthcare communications agency to create a unique radio commercial that is being used to highlight the fact that a large amount of the female population is continuing to dismiss common symptoms of this condition until it’s too late.
‘LuvDub’ aired recently on Global Radio stations and on digital station Mi-Soul.
Gene associated with bad cholesterol linked to early-onset Alzheimer’s disease
Researchers in the US have linked high levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) to the risk of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.
In the study, researchers looked at the levels of cholesterol in the blood of people with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease and healthy volunteers.
The team found that people with elevated levels of LDL cholesterol, sometimes called ‘bad’ cholesterol, are linked to the risk of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.
Using metabolic profiling and gene expression analyses to explore molecular effects of replacing saturated fat with polyunsaturated fat—a randomized controlled dietary intervention study
Replacing saturated fatty acids (SFAs) with polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) has been linked to a reduced risk of CVD. In addition, controlled metabolic studies have shown the importance of fat quality on LDL cholesterol and randomised controlled trials have shown that replacing SFA with PUFA significantly reduces LDL cholesterol. What is less well known is the metabolic alterations that occur when replacing SFA with PUFA in the diet.