cardiovascular disease

a bottle of aspirin on its side with pills spilling onto the table. (Photo: iStock)

Risk Outweighs Benefit

A Daily Aspirin Doesn’t Prolong Life: Study An aspirin a day may not keep the doctor away, according to a trio of studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Sept. 16. Instead, the Aspirin in Reducing Events in the Elderly (ASPREE) studies of nearly 20,000
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A new UCLA study found that the newly discovered gene meXis helps remove cholesterol from arteries. (Photo: Alamy)

Selfish Genes

Gene May Protect Against Heart Disease Scientists have identified a gene that may play a protective role in preventing heart disease. Their research revealed that the gene, called MeXis, acts within key cells inside clogged arteries to help remove excess cholesterol from blood
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