heart disease

Scientists at the University of Alberta and McGill University have discovered a direct link between calcium and cholesterol, a discovery that could pave the way for new ways of treating high blood cholesterol.

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Classified as: calcium, cholesterol, heart disease, Luis Agellon, Marek Michalak, University of Alberta
Published on: 27 Jul 2017

By Ross Neitz, University of Alberta

It’s well known that calcium is essential for strong bones and teeth, but new research shows it also plays a key role in moderating another important aspect of health—cholesterol.

Scientists at the University of Alberta and McGill University have discovered a direct link between calcium and cholesterol, a discovery that could pave the way for new ways of treating high blood cholesterol. 

Classified as: calcium, cholesterol, Marek Michalak, University of Alberta, Luis Agellon, heart disease, health and lifestyle
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Published on: 26 Jul 2017

Almost 70,000 Canadians die each year from heart disease and stroke – that’s one person every seven minutes. And despite impressive gains in research and treatment, cardiovascular disease still accounts for almost 30 per cent of all deaths every year in Canada.

Classified as: Research, heart disease, stroke
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Published on: 25 Jun 2013
Despite obvious motivation for quitting, 2/3 of patients will resume smoking within twelve months
Classified as: addiction, smoking, medicine, heart disease
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Published on: 29 Jan 2013