Not all 'good'cholesterol is healthy

by IMIM - Institut Hospital del Mar d'Investigacions Mèdiques

The work shows that people with large HDL particles have an increased risk of myocardial infarction, while only small HDL particles are actually associated with decreased risk.

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Exposure to Air Pollution During Pregnancy May Increase Blood Pressure in Early Life

by ISGlobal - Instituto de Salud Global de Barcelona

Researchers study the impact on childhood blood pressure of pre- and post-natal exposure to environmental factors such as pollution, noise, and a dense built environment

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JACC: Atherosclerosis progresses rapidly in healthy people from the age of 40

by Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares - CNIC

A CNIC study published in JACC demonstrates that atheroma plaques extend rapidly in the arteries of asymptomatic individuals aged between 40 and 50 years participating in the PESA-CNIC-Santander study...

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Circulation: Expression of a molecule in blood cells predicts atherosclerosis risk

by Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares - CNIC

The expression on lymphocytes of the molecule CD69 inversely predicts the development of subclinical (symptom-free) atherosclerosis independently of classical cardiovascular risk factors

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Air pollution increases deaths associated with smoking

by ISGlobal - Instituto de Salud Global de Barcelona

Smokers have a higher risk of dying from cardiovascular disease when exposed to higher levels of air pollution. This was the conclusion of a study from ISGlobal, which analysed the effects of exposure...

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