Tag: "calcium" at medical news
Other highlights in the December 3 issue of JNCI
...ncer Risk A new study suggests that the nutrients calcium
and vitamin D work together, not separately, to re...andomized trial that showed a protective effect of calcium
supplementation for preventing the recurrence of colorectal cancer. The new study found that calcium...
New standard proposed for coronary artery calcium screening
...ography (CT) scanning of the coronary arteries for calcium
is widely used as a noninvasive method for assessi...veloped a new standard for measuring the amount of calcium
found in a person's coronary arteries. The recommendations were presented today at the 89th Scientif...
Lack of sun poses danger in our twilight years
...n during sun exposure. It helps to absorb dietary calcium
and is vital in forming and maintaining strong bones. The study was published in the November 2003 issue of the prestigious Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. "Most of us are able to get our daily requirement for vitamin D from sun exposure ...
Fosrenol shows significant reduction in serum phosphate in Chinese end-stage kidney disease patients
...um carbonate group also showed significantly lower calcium
x phosphate product. A high calcium
x phosphate product is a measurement that has been linked to illness and death within this patient p...
Women treated more aggressively for hypertension, yet results similar to men
...blood pressure were ACE inhibitors, beta-blockers, calcium
channel blockers and diuretics. "While women were more likely to get multi-drug treatments, they still had higher blood pressures," Newby continued, adding that systolic pressure was 150 millimeters of mercury (mmHg) at presentation in women and 147 ...
Simple tests could signal and prevent heart disease in women, says Pittsburgh researcher
...les, which can lead to the development of coronary calcium
deposits. These deposits indicate risk of heart at...measured from a blood sample as well, and coronary calcium
deposits can be discovered via electron beam tomography (EBT), a quick and non-invasive scan. If tes...
Jefferson scientists show low lead levels can affect development of brain cells
..., and bone resorption due to increased demands for calcium
during pregnancy releases this stored lead back into the circulation. Prenatal exposure to lead is particularly dangerous because toxic effects on the fetus, as well as detrimental effects on the cognitive and motor development of the infant, have be...
Sticks and stones will break your bones; so will a lack of calcium
... reports that confirm the importance of children's calcium
intake for strong bones. A Journal of the America...mpared to 30 years prior in 1969-1971, citing poor calcium
intake during peak bone growth periods, change in physical activity or both as the contributing fact...
Vitamin D deficiency emerges as new epidemic
...or African Americans, who are also not getting the calcium
they need. "A minimum of 25 percent of adolescen...cent of the daily need and 30 percent of the daily calcium
requirement. Vitamin D can double the amount of calcium
absorbed by your body, and enhances bone m...
Even though it prevents fracture, HRT not recommended, say Pittsburgh researchers
...d age, body mass index, smoking, history of falls, calcium
intake, personal and family history of fracture and past use of hormones. But when researchers examined the overall effects of hormone therapy as summarized in the global index created by WHI researchers in 2002, they determined that the benefit of f...
2003 HBP news tips
...0). The researchers divided participants' sodium, calcium
and total mineral intake (calcium, potassium, magn...y significantly according to sodium intake, higher calcium
intake was linked to lower blood pressure. In NHANES III, higher total mineral intake was associate...
Genes can individualize treatment for high blood pressure
...to 93 mmHg for those with the same SNP taking only calcium
channel blockers and 84 mmHg for people only on RAS inhibitor therapy. "This response variation probably stems from differences in underlying mechanisms that control blood pressure in individuals," Kardia said. "One person might have high blood pre...
Sandia nanolaser may help extend life-spans by rapidly analyzing possible neuroprotectant drugs
...sure the swelling effect caused by the addition of calcium
ions ( the reaction thought to be the agent of dea...lt of certain neurological diseases - an excess of calcium
ions and free radicals that result from certain chemical reactions in the body open a large pore in ...
Actonel helped preserve bone quality at five years, new data show
...hown in study biopsies, maintained the size of the calcium
crystals and the integrity of the collagen structu...ing, maintaining a balanced diet supplemented with calcium
and vitamin D, if needed, and engaging in weight-bearing exercise, like walking, can reduce an indiv...
Combining osteoporosis drugs produce no added benefit
...is a condition resulting from bones that have lost calcium
and thickness. Because of this thinning of the bones, a person with osteoporosis is at increased risk for fracture. It is responsible for 1.5 million fractures annually, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation....
Sensory cells for hearing and balance are fast-developing, UVA researchers find
...ion channels, like trap doors, are formed to carry calcium
and potassium which together create an electrical charge sending hearing and balance signals to the brain; microscopic tip-links are formed that operate under tension to open the trap door channel; finally, tiny adaptation motors are formed that regu...
Coronary artery calcium can be a warning sign of fatal cardiac event
OAK BROOK, Ill. The amount of calcium
accumulated in the coronary arteries can help pred...ents over five years revealed that coronary artery calcium
screening provides independent, incremental information over traditional risk factors in predicting ...
Black women receive inadequate cardiac care compared to whites despite greater risk, study finds
...e of expensive drugs, including ACE inhibitors and calcium
channel blockers. The design of the study did not allow researchers to measure physician prescribing behavior. Because women in clinical trials tend to be more health conscious than other women, the disparity in cardiac care of white and Black women-...
Existing anti-inflammatory drug could help children suffering from an inherited bone disease
...te phosphate, a primary mineral that combines with calcium
to make bones and teeth. The disease is similar to osteoporosis but occurs in children with growing bones. In the mouse study, researchers found that a particular Federal Drug Administration-approved drug, Indomethacin, keeps the body from wasting n...
Medical geneticist at Cedars-Sinai awarded $8.5 million NIH research grant
...ch by determining how genes contribute to coronary calcium
in African-American and Hispanic American families and in Chinese Americans. Coronary calcium
is a marker of the fatty plaque deposits that build-up in the arteries and can block blood-flow to t...
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