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Some Gut Cells Slow Down Metabolism, Accelerate Cardiovascular Disease

Researchers have discovered how specific cells in the guts of mice slow down metabolism and eventually contribute to obesity, diabetes, hypertension and atherosclerosis. The findings, scientists say, could have important implications for the prevention and treatment of these kinds of metabolic diseases in humans.

Psoriasis Treatment Linked to Improvement in Heart Artery Disease

Researchers have found that treating psoriasis, a chronic inflammatory skin disease, with biologic drugs that target immune system activity can reduce the early plaque buildup that clogs arteries, restricts blood flow and leads to heart attacks and stroke.

Study Answers Question on Blood Sugar Control After Stroke

Hyperglycemia, or increased glucose, is common in patients with acute ischemic stroke and is associated with worse outcomes compared to normal glucose levels. Recent study results showed that intensive glucose management did not improve functional outcomes at 90 days after stroke.

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