HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Gene enhances effects of estrogen on good cholesterol

his extent might reduce heart disease events by 25 to 40 percent, said Herrington. Studies with estrogen havent shown the same connection between HDL raising and heart disease benefit, but its possible this was because we were focusing on all women, rather than the sub-group with this gene variant.

Herringtons research is the latest development in the story of hormone replacement and heart disease. For years, doctors prescribed hormone replacement therapy to prevent heart disease in postmenopausal women. These treatment decisions were based on observational studies showing that women who took estrogen had fewer heart attacks.

But recently, assumptions about the heart disease benefits of hormone therapy have been questioned. Several major studies have shown that in women with heart disease, taking hormone replacement does not slow heart disease progression.

Our research suggests that genetics may identify some women who respond more favorably to hormone replacement therapy than others, said Herrington.

He said additional research is needed to learn if this gene variant also makes women more sensitive to other beneficial effects of estrogen including maintaining bone mineral density and reducing hot flashes as well as to negative effects of estrogen, such as formation of blood clots in the legs.

It makes sense that if one area cholesterol is affected, others might be too.

Herrington said it is too soon for doctors to begin testing for this gene variant and they should continue to follow the American Heart Associations guidelines concerning the use of estrogen and other therapies for preventing heart disease in women.

However, if findings such as this are confirmed in other studies, its likely that testing for gene variants will soon become a regular part of the practice of medicine, said Herrington.


'"/>

Contact: Karen Richardson
krchrdsn@wfubmc.edu
337-716-4453
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
27-Mar-2002


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Satellite survey enhances knowledge of Tuscan landslides
2. NYU psychology researchers show how attention enhances visual perception
3. Brookhaven Lab and BioSET develop a synthetic peptide that enhances the effect of BMP-2
4. New technology enhances lung cancer detection
5. Quality improvement program enhances heart care, closes gender gap
6. Restorative rather than usual home care for elderly patients enhances their function and well being
7. Iron supplementation enhances aerobic training in iron-depleted women
8. Extract from traditional Chinese herb enhances recovery in stressed cells
9. Brain activity prior to treatment flags vulnerability to antidepressant side effects
10. Storage time and temperature effects nutrients in spinach
11. Short-term effects of spit tobacco suggest long-term health risks

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... ePAY ... partnership with Connance, a healthcare industry leader providing predictive analytics to optimize ... combine to provide health systems, hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers with dramatic ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... , ... June 26, 2016 , ... On June 10-11, ... of the 2016 Cereal Festival and World’s Longest Breakfast Table in Battle Creek, MI, ... the city’s history as home to some of the world’s leading providers of cereal ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... , ... June 26, 2016 , ... ... once they have been diagnosed with endometriosis. These women need a treatment plan ... require a comprehensive approach that can help for preservation of fertility and ultimately ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... Viejo, California (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... to fit their specific project," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. ... fully customizable and all within Final Cut Pro X . Simply select a ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... On Friday, June 10, Van Mitchell, Secretary of the Maryland Department of ... recognition of their exemplary accomplishments in worksite health promotion. , The Wellness at Work ... Symposium at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum Heights. iHire was one of 42 businesses ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016 The Academy of ... recommendations that would allow biopharmaceutical companies to ... entities that make formulary and coverage decisions, a move ... of new medicines. The recommendations address restrictions ... appear on the drug label, a prohibition that hinders ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... and SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. , June 24, 2016 ... mobile pulmonary function testing company, is now able to perform sophisticated ... by ndd Medical Technologies , Inc. Patients ... hospital-based labs.  Thanks to ndd,s EasyOne PRO ® , ARL patients ... get any needed testing done in the comfort of her own ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... -- According to a new market research ... Safety Pen Needles), Needle Length (4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 8mm, ... Purchase (Retail, Non-Retail) - Trends & Global Forecasts to ... for the forecast period of 2016 to 2021. This ... 2021 from USD 1.65 Billion in 2016, growing at ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: