Tag: "fatty" at medical news
Fat may promote inflammation, new study suggests
...ue and involved in atherosclerosis, the buildup of fatty
deposits in the linings of blood vessels. In addition, the scientists also looked at two "good" proteins, leptin, which regulates energy metabolism, and adiponectin, which has anti-inflammatory effects. To gauge production levels of the proteins, the...
Hepatotoxicity and statins
Statins appear to be safe for people with fatty
liver disease who could benefit from their cholest...gh the recommendations for those with nonalcoholic fatty
liver disease (NAFLD) are unclear. This group of patients is important to consider because the disea...
News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience
... M. Cole Low levels of the omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty
acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) have been reported in the brains of patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD), as has evidence for an AD protective effect of increased marine fish consumption, a main source of DHA. This week, Lim et al. test whether DHA...
How effective are herbal supplements in reducing illnesses in children?
...tis because of its high concentration of essential fatty
acids. Results of studies have suggested that evening primrose oil supplements may significantly improve the severity of dermatitis in children. Evening primrose oil supplements may also be associated with an improvement in performing certain tasks...
Study says rare allergic reactions to drug-eluting stents may raise risk for heart attack
...ed arteries often eventually closed up again with fatty
deposits, a process called restenosis. However, since their FDA approval in 2003, stents coated with sirolimus (a pharmaceutical agent that prevents excess tissue growth) have been shown to greatly reduce restenosis. But some people suffer from rare,...
'Artery clearing' system does not provide benefit for patients undergoing PCI
...of JAMA. Dislodgement of atheromatous (an abnormal fatty
deposit in an artery) and thrombotic (blood clot) material ("debris") during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) following a heart attack is common. This debris may travel to more distal smaller vessels (beyond the site of arterial blockage) an...
Columbia study shows widely used artery clearing device does not help patients during heart attack
...ave shown that a commonly used procedure to remove fatty
debris from blocked arteries during a heart attack...istal protection. During angioplasty procedures, fatty
deposits in the arteries can be dislodged and clog arteries further downstream. Distal protection d...
LA BioMed medical/research briefs March 2005
... are at increased risk for developing nonalcoholic fatty
liver disease (NAFLD). PCOS is a hormone imbalance...s: liver specialists have seen a large increase of fatty
liver disease, which has been linked to insulin resistance; PCOS has also been linked to insulin res...
Exercise therapy builds strength, mobility in MS patients
...nerative nerve disease that damages the protective fatty
sheath around nerves in the brain and spinal cord. Some patients experience a pattern of disease flare-up followed by disease free periods, while others may have a steady worsening of the disease over time. According to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundat...
Jefferson scientists uncover potential trigger of diabetic kidney disease
... damaged, more and more of these proteins and free fatty
acids go through the urine and hit these tubular c...lock CD36 in cell culture, these proteins and free fatty
acids don't cause apoptosis." Next, the researchers would like to develop a mouse model that overexp...
Component of green tea protects injured livers in mice
...osis due to a rising incidence of obesity. Because fatty
livers are more sensitive than lean livers to I/R ...one-third of all donated livers are afflicted with fatty
changes, but longer waiting lists are forcing practitioners to consider using these organs. A previo...
PENN begins clinical trial of newest technology to treat thoracic aortic aneurysms
... a hardening of the arteries, a condition in which fatty
deposits adhere to the walls of the arteries, which become less elastic and weaker as a result. Major risk factors leading to a hardening of the arteries include smoking and high blood pressure as well as genetics. Other possible causes of TAA includ...
Stem cell therapy for spinal injury
...rocytes, another type of glial cell that forms the fatty
myelin sheaths around the axons. The small number of astrocytes that developed from the neurogenin-2-bearing stem cells corresponded to the lack of growth of pain axons. The greater number of oligodendrocytes that were produced by the neurogenin-2-be...
Controversial Atkins Diet may be beneficial for people with epilepsy
...liminary stages, is a diet high in polyunsaturated fatty
acids (PUFA). This may be another option to control seizures. A diet enriched in PUFA has shown to help in brain development and decreases the excitability of nerve cells that can induce seizures. Additionally, a diet high in PUFA may help against ...
Fat quality more important than fat quantity in reducing risk of cardiovascular deaths in men
...DL-C. Linoleic acid is a liquid polyunsaturated fatty
acid abundant in plant fat and oils (e.g., flaxsee...sed the dietary linoleic and total polyunsaturated fatty
acid (PUFA) intake with cardiovascular and overall rates of death in 1,551 middle-aged men living in...
Yale cardiovascular researcher named Bayer Fellow 2004-05
...ing proteins in the regulation of carbohydrate and fatty
acid metabolism, and protection against oxidative stress and cell death. Russel's clinical interests include cardiac stress testing and nuclear imaging. He received a B.A. from Rice University in 1984 and his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the Univers...
The role of ethnicity in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
The first study to examine nonalcoholic fatty
liver disease (NAFLD) among different ethnic and r...or computerized tomography results consistent with fatty
liver, type II diabetes, high cholesterol, and no significant alcohol use. The findings showed that ...
NIH action plan charts future challenges for liver disease research
... atresia, liver cancer, alcoholic and nonalcoholic fatty
liver, primary biliary cirrhosis, and autoimmune hepatitis. The explosion of knowledge about fundamental biology and genetics in the past 20 years now promises to provide significant improvements in management of liver disease and specific preventio...
Prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease varies by ethnicity
A new study has found hepatic steatosis fatty
liver disease in nearly one third of American adu...cience.wiley.com/journal/hepatology . Nonalcoholic fatty
liver disease (NAFLD), the most common cause of abnormal liver function tests among U.S. adults, can...
Choosing the kind of fat to avoid obesity
... development of obesity, while the polyunsaturated fatty
acids, from fish oils, would appear to prevent and...oic acid (EPA) one of the omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty
acids - on leptin, a gene involved in regulating body weight. "It was observed that EPA was capable ...
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