Cardiovascular

Lowering Cholesterol - MoA Animation

This MoA animation explains how plant sterols partially lower cholesterol uptake.

Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death globally. Elevated cholesterol is widely accepted to be one of the key risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Cholesterol is a fat like substance that plays a vital role in every cell in the body. Cholesterol in the gut comes from two sources, from the diet and the liver.

So how can we lower cholesterol? Plant sterols are a natural substance found as part of the daily diet, in food of plant origin such as vegetable oils, cereals, grain, nut, fruit and vegetables.

Fabry Disease - MoD Animation

This MoA animation explains how heart disease and renal failure are both major causes of premature mortality in patients with Fabry disease.

Heart disease and renal failure are both major causes of premature mortality in patients with Fabry disease. Unfortunately this challenge is complicated further by the impact of these two morbidities on each other.
Cardiac involvement is common in Fabry disease as lysosomal storage occurs within almost all cardiac tissues leading to progressive structural and functional changes to the heart in over half of male and a third of female patients.