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NHLBI in the Press
An NHLBI-funded study found that obesity and other common cardiovascular risk factors such as hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, and smoking play a greater role in sudden cardiac arrest among younger people than previously recognized.
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NHLBI in the Press
Researchers funded by NHLBI found that buprenorphine, a Schedule III drug used to treat opioid addition, could cause breathing problems in some obese patients. The discovery of the drug’s previously unknown side effect could help clinicians improve patient care.
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NHLBI in the Press
A new NHLBI-funded study found that fats spur cells to divide quicker which causes tumors to grow up to 100 times faster. This could explain the long-known connection between dietary cholesterol and colon cancer, according to research published in the journal Cell Stem Cell.
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NHLBI in the Press
Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) is a destructive lung disease that primarily affects women and can lead to respiratory failure. While sirolimus is the treatment of choice for patients who have rapidly progressive LAM disease, some patients do not respond well to this drug.