High glucose in obesity appears to gum up the works of the circadian clocks inside our cells that help regulate the timing of many body functions across the 24-hour day and drive the risk of cardiovascular disease, scientists say.
Researchers at MCG have some of the first evidence that diastolic heart failure results when there is a “critical deficit” in the ability to appropriately dilate blood vessels, due to the inhibition of a chemical that helps our blood vessels dilate.
Focusing on strengthening our muscles rather than losing fat may be a better way to protect ourselves from weight-related hazards like diabetes and cardiovascular disease, investigators say.
A nationally and internationally known cardiologist has been named chair of MCG's largest department.
Dr. Richard Lee, physician, scientist and educator, is new chief of cardiothoracic surgery at MCG.
Getting leptin levels “just right” may provide cardiovascular protection.
Searching for new ways to reduce the impact of mental stress on our physical well being.
New targets found to reduce blood vessel damage in diabetes
High levels of a protein activated by vitamin K and associated with cardiovascular disease when it isn’t, has been found in the blood of African-Americans on dialysis, investigators report.
The high estrogen levels that typically afford younger women protection from cardiovascular disease appear to instead multiply their risk if they have type 1 diabetes, researchers say.
What do bad sleep habits and stiff blood vessels have in common? Nothing good, MCG scientists say.
A key enzyme that helps our proteins fold and function properly may also be a good therapeutic target to improve blood vessel health in diseases like diabetes and atherosclerosis, scientists say. The enzyme is protein disulfide isomerase, or PDI...
A study of otherwise healthy adolescents showed that those who consumed the least vitamin K1– found in spinach, cabbage, iceberg lettuce and olive oil – were at 3.3 times greater risk for an unhealthy enlargement of the major pumping chamber of...