From the 2013 American College of Cardiology’s Annual Scientific Session

A truckload of presentations coming out of ACC’s session. Since they are all relatively related, I’ll do this in bulk. For those who follow Twitter it’s #ACC13. Some of these are being presented first at the ACC session  some are in press and a few are recently published. Hurricane Katrina Continues to Kill – A 2007 study found…

Bacteria Influence Cholesterol Conversion

Like the discoveries with genomics, microbiomics has already proven to be incredibly productive and many of those discoveries have been noted in this blog. In this new paper Swedish researcher report that bacteria play a role in cholesterol metabolism. They find that gut bacteria produce FXR antagonists which eventually leads to reduced clearance of bile…

MUFA! Get Me Some Guacamole

  One of those long titles which I normally don’t really like; luckily it had the word ‘avocado’ in it. I am not entirely surprised by the findings that avocado consumption is associated with overall  higher nutrient intake and better health profiles. I think that if you like and eat avocado then you are probably…