Tag: "cholesterol" at medical news
Testosterone May Affect Learning Skills; May Be Put In Tablet Form
...rove men's muscle mass and strength, bone density, cholesterol
level, sense of well-being, cognitive function and balance. "Compared to estrogen research, we're 15 years behind in investigating the benefits of testosterone," says Dobs. Testosterone replacement therapy has been shown to improve sexual function ...
Routine Dental X-ray May Be A Valuable Tool In Stroke Prevention
.... In one study, they will conduct ultrasound and cholesterol
screening on patients with and without carotid calcification findings. In another, conducted in collaboration with UB's neurology faculty, they will take panoramic dental films of stroke patients to look for the presence of calcifications after the ...
Cardiovascular Costs, Deaths Projected To Rise In 1998
...inlybecause it influences blood pressure and blood cholesterol
and can lead todiabetes." High blood cholesterol
is another major risk factor for cardiovasculardisease, the American Heart Association reports. ...
Stress: It's Not Just All In Your Head; Scientists Map The Wear And Tear Of Daily Life
...oodpressure, blood glucose levels and cortisol and cholesterol
levels to determinehow their allostatic load levels affected their health. They found thatthose with the highest allostatic loads were most likely to develop newlydiagnosed cardiovascular disease and significantly more likely to showdeclines in menta...
Heart Attack Survivors Can Lower Stroke Risk By Taking Cholesterol-Lowering Drug, Study Says
... sense to be aggressive with a strongdrug to lower cholesterol
in people who've had a heart attack or stroke beca...rug trials. Thesestudies examined whether lowering cholesterol
in people who survived a firstheart attack reduced the risk of a second attack. Both studies did fin...
"Powerful New Tool" For AIDS Is Reported In Science
...pitcher throw? - snapshots of T cell counts, blood cholesterol
concentrations, or the BRCA-1 polymorphism, for example, do not tell physicians what they really need to know - how many T cells are being destroyed and regenerated each day, what is the flow of atherogenic particles in and out of the blood vessel wa...
Exercise, Classroom Instruction Cut Kids' Cholesterol, Study Finds
...e and health education classes can cutadolescents' cholesterol
levels and reduce their risk of developing heartdi...Among middle-schoolers in the combined group,total cholesterol
dropped an average of 10.6 milligrams per deciliter and LDLdropped 8.7 milligrams per deciliter. ...
Adding Progestins May Negate Heart Protection From Estrogen Replacement Therapy
...in delivering blood to the body's tissues. Excess cholesterol
inthe blood and high blood pressure can damage the...men taking ERT plus progestins did havelower total cholesterol
levels and higher levels of the high-densitylipoprotein, the "good" cholesterol, which helps blood v...
Studies Look At Threshold Effect Of Cholesterol-Lowering "Statin" Drugs
...ttackprotection as the drugs, called statins, take cholesterol
levels to "new lows?" This is the topic of three r...ing their low-density lipoprotein, (LDL), or 'bad' cholesterol
levels from low to very low levels, (below the recommended 100 milligrams/deciliter)? Is it conside...
American Heart Association Comment: Tirofiban -- The Platelet Receptor Blocker
For Heart Attack
...ich other treatments can be applied to lower blood cholesterol
and bloodpressure." The treatment advance has res...rosclerosis. This means not smoking, keepingblood cholesterol
and blood pressure levels down and increasing physicalactivity. "The best way is to prevent the bloo...
Study Leads To New Standard Of Care For Treating Unstable Angina: Heart-Attack
Risk Reduced By 47% With Use Of Tirofiban
...f angina is associated with the rupturing of large cholesterol
plaques thathave built-up, over time, near the outer walls of the heart chamber. "At thepresent time, we treat this condition with a combination of heparin and aspirinbecause both of those drugs have unique properties that encourage thedissolution o...
More Bad News For Fast Food Fans
...s have demonstrated that a diet containingoxidized cholesterol
may increase the amount of fatty deposits on blood...dely known that substantial quantities of oxidized cholesterol
arepresent in the American diet, according to the researchers. Large amounts ofoxidized cholesterol...
Fast Food Can Speed Up Clogging Of The Arteries
...orfried foods can raise blood levels of "oxidized" cholesterol
-- a particularlydamaging form of cholesterol
-- and could increase heart attack risk, scientistssay. Researchers report in this month's A...
Powerful AIDS Drugs May Promote Heart Disease
... of four measured lipid levels, increasing onlythe cholesterol
and low-density lipoproteins (LDL). In eight women, hightriglycerides and a deficit of protective high-density lipoproteins (HDL)--boththought to be additional drug side effects--were found to be preexistingconditions. This study did not identify the...
Anti-Migraine Drugs Might Cause More Pain Than Relief For Those With Heart
...or heart disease -- such as high blood pressure or cholesterol
--should not be prescribed this medication without a thorough evaluation showingthe patient is free of heart disease, she says. The researchers studied the coronary arteries' reaction to several anti-migrainemedications after reports of chest pain an...
New Elementary School Program Lowers Cardiovascular Risks In Children
...ird and fourth grade children significantly lowers cholesterol
levels in just eight weeks. Other cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors related to blood pressure and physical inactivity are also reduced. Furthermore, the program is more effective when implemented in the classroom than when it is targeted s...
Lewin Study Confirms Diabetes Treatment Centers of Americas Diabetes NetCareSM Program Improves Health Status, Reduces Medical Costs
...The percentage of members with diabetesreceiving a cholesterol
screening rose 62 percent, from 39 percent to 63percent. "These outcomes support the fact that medical expenditures for people withdiabetes can be reduced while increasing the level of appropriate care," saidRobert J. Rubin, M.D., president of The L...
International Study Finds Statins Raise Good Cholesterol, Wake Forest Physician Reports
...aised HDL, particularly in patients who had an HDL cholesterol
below 35 --which National Cholesterol Education Pr...ugs were in between. In patients whose HDL cholesterol
was above 35, the increases were lessdramatic, with simvastatin doing about twice as well as atorvas...
New "Body-Friendly" Fat Substitute Can Help To Transform
...ound in oats and barley that are known to lowerLDL cholesterol
and total cholesterol, factors which have been lin...Trim fed to test animals reduced their totalplasma cholesterol
by 27%; and their LDL cholesterol
by 36%--reductions thatexceeded those achieved in a control group ...
New 'Body-Friendly' Fat Substitute
...und in oats and barley that are known to lower LDL cholesterol
andtotal cholesterol, factors which have been linked to heart disease. Alsofeatured will be a report on how Nu-Trim performed in cookies prepared by OakState Products, which produces cookies for several major food marketers. Who George E. Ingl...
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