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Duke Study Suggests New Class Of Drugs Could Bypass Leptin Loop

...g of storedfat. Specifically, mice on a high-fat diet that received the synthetic noradrenalinestayed as slim as mice on a low-fat diet that received no noradrenaline.Results of this study were reported April 19 in the Journal of Biolog...

Benefits Of New Diet Drug Don't Outweigh Risks

ITHACA, N.Y. -- Don't bother with the hot new diet pill Redux -- the benefits don't outweigh the risk...as examined the 40 studies on long-term use of the diet pill. "People do lose weight more easily with Redux (d-fenfluramine) than with a placebo, but the ad...

Psychiatric Symptoms May Signal Brain Damage From Diet Pills

Users of widely prescribed diet pills may suffer irreversible loss of brain seroto...hentermine (hence "fen/phen"), an amphetamine-like diet drug that counteracts the fenfluramines' tendency to induce drowsiness. The study cautions that if ...

Cardiovascular Costs, Deaths Projected To Rise In 1998

...ons such asbecoming physically active and eating a diet low in saturated fat andcholesterol. Medical treatments, primarily cholesterol-lowering drugs, are alsoavailable." The 1998 Heart and Stroke Statistical Update includes a section to tiein with the AHA's effort to alert women of the dangers o...

Rats Receiving Ginkgo Biloba Learn Quicker, Live 20 Percent Longer Than Controls, UB Study Finds

...nter used 20-month-old rats, which were assigned a diet that included either ginkgo biloba extract or no extract. Over several weeks, the animals performed tasks in the radial maze that required them to master new challenges and retain learned information over time. Results showed that rats receivi...

American Heart Association Comments On Report: "Missed Opportunities In Preventive Counseling For Cardiovascular Disease - United States 1995"

...ans counseled patientsabout how physical activity, diet and weight reduction can help reduce anindividual'...sical activity; 22.8counseled their patients about diet and 10.4 percent counseled their patientsabout weight reduction. Smokers were directed to smoking...

Combined Therapy Improved Care Of Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Proper Use Of New Oral Medications Evaluated

.... During the study,the patients were prescribed a diet designed to maintain their base-line bodyweight. "The future of treatment in our type 2 diabetic patients will likely becombination therapy since no single agent will reverse all of the abnormalitiesseen in our diabetic patients," Dr. Shulman...

Adding Progestins May Negate Heart Protection From Estrogen Replacement Therapy

...e paid to lowering cholesterol, smoking cessation, diet andexercise. ### NR 98-4883 (Circ/Sorensen) Media advisory: Dr. Dorup and Dr. Sorensen can be reached by phone at45-8949-6109. Dr. Vogel can be reached at (410) 328-8795. (Please do notpublish telephone numbers.)...

Nitrosamines Play Important Role In Cancer Linked To Smoking

...ch aspolyaromatic hydrocarbons, which occur in the diet and the general environment. Other than nicotine chewing gum, Hecht says that there is no published evidencethat these tobacco-specific nitrosamines are found in any other products excepttobacco products. For example, the detection of a nitrosamine...

More Bad News For Fast Food Fans

...abbits, the investigators have demonstrated that a diet containingoxidized cholesterol may increase the am...r rabbits. Both groups were fed a low cholesterol diet but one group had a small amount ofoxidized cholesterol added. After only 12 weeks, the rabbits on ...

Fast Food Can Speed Up Clogging Of The Arteries

DALLAS, June 12 -- Eating a "Western" diet with lots of processed orfried foods can raise blo...But the new study finds that foods in the"Western" diet containing oxidized cholesterol -- cooked, fried or processedfoods, meats, eggs and dairy products c...

UNC-CH Researchers Learning Ways To Help Black Women Cope With HIV

...otivate them." Information packets discuss diet and exercise; understanding, preventingand managing infections; preventing and managing female problems; and copingwith depression, thinking problems, apathy and skin conditions. Registerednurses visit mothers at home six times in three months and es...

Cereal Lessens Colon Cancer Risk

...s have demonstrated the value of wheat bran in the diet in reducingthe risk of colon cancer. The s... in the colons of laboratory rats fed a controlled diet ofextrusion-processed wheat bran, according to principal investigators WallaceYokoyama, Ph.D., of th...

International Study Finds Statins Raise Good Cholesterol, Wake Forest Physician Reports

...sesaid. All patients were put on a low-fat diet four weeks before the drug trialbegan. "It has not yet been established that increasing HDL cholesterol byitself reduces the risk of coronary events," Crouse said, but statistics showthat as HDL goes up, the incidence of coronary heart diseas...

New "Body-Friendly" Fat Substitute Can Help To Transform

...sing consumer interest in the relationship between diet and health, andexamined recent survey data on no-fat, reduced-fat, and "light" products--forexample, a 1998 survey in which 90 per cent of Americans surveyed said they usesuch products regularly. They said their primary reason for using theseproduct...

The Problem With Fen-Phen

...)at the International Congress of Obesity that the diet drug duo known as"fen-phen" was potentially toxic because the two drugs taken together destroythe body's ability to control the amount of serotonin in blood plasma. Too much serotonin damages blood vessels, particularly in the lungs, andmay a...

Orlistat Is Not A Miracle Diet Pill

...nd that anyone taking orlistat who eats a high fat diet will receive a powerful incentive to reduce their ... in patients taking the drug is down to changes in diet and he believes that similar rates of weight loss could be achieved with well supervised outpatient ...

Successful Atherosclerosis Treatment Program

...e therapy, stress management, and consumption of a diet containing 10% fat. The size and antioxidant and lipid contents of LDL particles from 25 patients were analyzed at baseline and after 3 mo of therapy. The susceptibility of LDL to copper-mediated oxidation was measured by a conjugated diene assay and...

Elderly Patients May Be Undertreated For High Cholesterol, Wake Forest Doctor Says

...ored regularly, and physical condition, lifestyle, diet and otherparameters are recorded, but diagnosis and treatment is left in the hands ofpersonal physicians. The investigators said they did not know why the participants wereundertreated with drugs. "Older patients and their physicians ma...

Hypertension: Getting Pharmacists Involved Can Help

...x months,researchers found that those who received diet and exercise counseling andmedication advice from a pharmacist were more likely to achieve blood pressurecontrol than were patients who received medical care alone. "A team approach between physicians and pharmacists may have positiveeffects...

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