American Heart Association Scientific Sessions to feature Brigham breakthroughs

* LDL Cholesterol Lowering Drugs Benefit Older and Younger Patients Equally: Older individuals face an increased incidence of cardiovascular events compared to younger individuals. Paradoxically, however, proven lipid-lowering therapies remain underused in older patients because these individuals have typically comprised small subsets of clinical trials and thus there has been a less persuasive evidence base. […]

New insight into a placental gene pathway and its association with vitamin D — ScienceDaily

According to the World Health Organization, preeclampsia affects between 2% to 8% of pregnancies. It can cause serious, sometimes fatal, complications in the mother and child. Among other risk factors, such as obesity and diabetes, vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy has been associated with an increased risk of preeclampsia. In an article in Pregnancy Hypertension, […]

Association between African American race, clinical outcomes in men treated for low-risk prostate cancer with active surveillance

What The Study Did: This observational study estimates the 10-year risk for disease progression, surgery, metastasis, and cause-specific and all-cause mortality among African American men with low-risk prostate cancer managed with active surveillance. ### Authors: Brent S. Rose, M.D., of the VHA San Diego Health Care System and the University of California San Diego School of […]