Tag: "lowering" at medical news
Postmenopausal hormone replacement therapy linked to increased risk for certain types of rarely occurring breast cancer
...placement therapy on reducing menopausal symptoms, lowering
risk forosteoporosis and a potentially beneficial effect on primary prevention ofcoronary heart disease, concerns about breast cancer cause many women not totake estrogens. A considerable amount of epidemiologic data supports a modestincrease in risk...
Medication prescribing patterns vary widely between, within states and therapy classes
...udied was found with cholesterol and bloodpressure lowering
drugs and antihistamines. The least variation was found withdiabetes drugs, estrogens and antirheumatics. "Variation in the use of heart-related medications was one of our mostsurprising findings because we thought the existence of generally accepte...
Lowering 'bad' cholesterol as good or better than angioplasty for mild coronary artery disease
"bad" cholesterol "is at least as good or better"than angioplasty/usual care for preventing and delaying certain cardiac eventsin selected patients with stable coronary artery disease, report researchersfrom Emory University and elsewhere in this wee...
Cholesterol lowering margarine may not benefit those already eating a healthy diet
margarine may not be useful in healthy fat modified diet) Benecol, the 'cholesterol lowering
margarine' launched in the UK in April, is a costly product that may not reduce lipid concentrations...
New biological target identified for cholesterol-lowering drugs
...ime. "This drug appears to have an effect beyond lowering
the bad cholesterol,"Ridker says. More research is...earchers say the next step will be to determine if lowering
CRP levels leadsto fewer heart attacks. Co-authors include: Nader Rifai, Ph.D., Marc A. Pfeffer, M.D...
Obesity drugs not a quick fix for achieving weight loss
...y weight can improve apatient's medical outlook by lowering
cholesterol and blood pressure and byameliorating diabetes and other conditions exacerbated by obesity. Maintaining lifestyle changes and keeping weight off for life is adifficult proposition. But researchers at Washington University School o...
Cholesterol lowering in elderly reduces heart disease and strokes
...ry heart disease(CHD) and can benefit greatly from lowering
elevated cholesterol, according to anew report fro... Program (NCEP). The reportnotes that cholesterol lowering
also has been shown to reduce the risk ofstrokes. NCEP is coordinated by the National Heart,...
Study suggests potential new approach to glaucoma therapy
...feld said. "That is important because itmeans that lowering
the pressure is not what protected the retinal ganglioncells." That fact gives the researchers hope that it may be possible to treat patientswhose glaucoma does not respond to pressure-lowering drugs or surgery, as wellas a subset of patients who hav...
Physical fitness isn't the only activity to help prolong survival in older people
...hopping, are as effective as fitness activities in lowering
the risk of all cause mortality in older people, claim researchers in this week's BMJ. Professor Thomas Glass, from Harvard University School of Public Health along with colleagues from Chicago and Conneticut, found that activities that required less...
New studies of a liquid of life -- Lung surfactant
...yer at the alveolar air/water interface capable of lowering
the surface tension to nearzero values, said Ding. The physical and chemical properties of the monolayerdetermine how low the surface tension can be. That way premature babies don't have to use so much of their energy tobreathe. The lower the...
Behavioral program boosts antibody that fights breast cancer
... these effectsare linked to lowering
of stress hormones, a stronger immune response, and a better quality of life," Andersen said. This study is part of the ongoing Stress and ImmunityBreast ...
Study finds Latin American heart patients receive less treatment than North Americans and are nearly twice as likely to die
...d oral nitrates,and less often with heparin, lipid lowering
agents and beta-blockers, which areknown to improve outcomes after a heart attack. This is the first study to compare the outcomes of heart attack patients inmultiple Latin American countries -- Mexico, Argentina, Venezuela, Colombia,Chile, Guatemala...
Cholesterol guidelines can reduce recurrent heart problems
...t disease can expect to reap greater benefits from lowering
theircholesterol levels than people without heart ...sing years of life. "Many people have assumed that lowering
cholesterol levels before the onset ofheart disease would have a powerful effect as a primary preven...
New study confirms importance of systolic blood pressure
.... "For years, treatment strategies havefocused on lowering
a patient's diastolic pressure, because diastolic pressureaccurately predicted heart disease and stroke risk in younger patients. Butthis practice excludes the elderly, who tend to have higher systolic pressuresand lower diastolic pressures - and wh...
New links found between an 'iron' gene mutation and increased risk for heart attack and stroke
... blooddonation as a way to lower iron levels, thus lowering
heart attack risk."Although the American Heart Association believes research involving thehemochromatosis gene mutation raises some interesting questions, further studyis needed before the organization could make widespread recommendationsconcerning ...
Rehabilitation for heart patients reduces deaths
...rm goals with bloodpressure, smoking, exercise and lowering
emotional distress also were mosteffective on the more distant goal of reducing heart attacks and deaths fromheart disease, the study showed. The research appears in the current issue ofHealth Psychology. The researchers said their study highlights ...
UI researchers find more natural method to possibly induce vascular growth
IOWA CITY, Iowa--By lowering
an individual's heart rate, doctors someday may be...s to produce the needed VEGF by using a heart rate lowering
drug.A lowered rate allows the heart to fill with more blood at each beat. Theincreased blood causes...
Yale Medical School to begin clinical trial for glaucoma medication
...dness." "We also have realized for many years that lowering
the pressure alone does notalways prevent the progressive loss of vision in some patients," he said. "Sothis new concept of medication called neuro-protective agents are reallymedicines that have nothing to do with the pressure in the eye, but have a...
NIAID spearheads collaborative network for clinical research on immune tolerance
...dications have manyharmful side effects, including lowering
resistance to infections and cancer,and they do not guarantee freedom from rejections or long-term survival oftransplants. More than half of transplanted kidneys fail to survive 10 years. Attempts at islet transplantation, an experimental therapy t...
The CARDIA Study: Statement from Dr. Claude Lenfant, director, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
...fiber diets may protect against obesity and CVD by lowering
insulinlevels. Catherine Loria, Ph.D., Epidemiolo...iovascular disease(CVD) in healthy young adults by lowering
insulin levels. This is one of thefindings of an analysis of participants in the CARDIA Study (Coron...
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