Tag: "fatty" at medical news
Sucampo submits new drug application for lubiprostone
...ampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a leader in functional fatty
acid research and development, today announced that it has submitted a new drug application (NDA) to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on March 31, 2005 to market lubiprostone, a novel compound with a unique mechanism of action, fo...
Scientists to study actions of botanical oils
...nisms and clinical applications of polyunsaturated fatty
acids derived from plants such as flaxseed, echium...ay protect against atherosclerosis, the buildup of fatty
deposits in blood vessels. A second project will explore the hypothesis that a rare oil found in nat...
Soy and fish oil may help prevent heart attacks
...al community that increasing the intake of omega-3 fatty
acids produces only long-term cardiac benefits," s...of fish oil, which contains marine-derived omega-3 fatty
acids, and the other half took a daily 2 g supplement of soy oil, which contains plant-derived omega...
Breakthrough findings by Ume researchers link obesity to diabetes
...blood pressure, type-2 (adult onset) diabetes, and fatty
liver, which in turn conspire to cause cardiovascu...t the molecular level how obesity causes diabetes, fatty
liver, and blood-fat disturbances, and we therefore also lack effective methods of treatment to prev...
Mesotherapy not proven as a safe alternative to liposuction
...rasso. "There is no information on what happens to fatty
acids once they leave the targeted area or how the various ingredients affect the body's organs and other tissues. There is simply too much we do not know about mesotherapy to say it is unquestionably safe for patients." Currently, liposuction is the...
Mercury levels and cognitive function investigated in adults
Although the omega-3 fatty
acids found in fish are well known for their health benefits, many fish are also the primary source of mercury in the general population. Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health recently completed the first study of mercu...
No strong evidence linking mercury levels with worse neurobehavioral performance in older adults
...commended for older adults due to its high omega-3 fatty
acid content, well-documented cardiovascular benefits, and, more recently, its possible protective association with Alzheimer disease. Since the aging nervous system is more sensitive to neurotoxicants, there is reason for concern about mercury conta...
Anti-malaria drug combination could help address treatment crisis in Africa
...n patients who had all their doses supervised with fatty
food intake and in patients who only had their first dose supervised and were given nutritional advice. The trial involved around 960 patients, of all ages, with uncomplicated falciparum malaria in Mbarara, Uganda. Dr Piola concludes: "We believe th...
Abnormal liver tests in a Mediterranean population
...was the most common causative factor, nonalcoholic fatty
liver disease (NAFLD) is an increasingly prevalent...l consumption, hepatitis B and C, and nonalcoholic fatty
liver disease, a condition associated with obesity, insulin resistance, high cholesterol and the lik...
Facelift alternatives rid patients of neck 'wattle' without the downtime of surgery
...loose definition in their chin and jaw line due to fatty
deposits, weakening muscles and loose skin where the neck and chin once made a right angle. By improving the neck region, patients' profiles look years younger and clothes and fashion accessories such as ties, turtlenecks, and necklaces are worn more...
Study is first to implicate dietary fat in 'fatty liver'
... and damage it. In obese people with nonalcoholic fatty
liver disease (NAFLD), fat from the diet ends up "...bohydrates was also elevated. Once thought benign, fatty
liver is now considered a component of a condition called metabolic syndrome, which occurs most ofte...
New fat is needed to clear old fat from the system
...Synthase KnockOut in Liver), could not produce new fatty
acids in the liver. Because liver fatty
acids are vital for maintaining normal sugar, fat and cholesterol metabolism, these mice must take i...
UCLA researchers find common gastrointestinal condition keeps patients up at night
...s that can minimize GERD symptoms include avoiding fatty
foods, caffeine, onions, chocolate and alcohol. Losing weight may also help alleviate GERD symptoms. 5 About Digestive Disease Week Digestive Disease Week (DDW) is the largest international gathering of physicians, researchers and academics in t...
Study shows grapefruit extract can heal stomach ulcers
...ion, using two diets that vary in carbohydrate and fatty
acid content. One diet contained fish oil while t...olve damage that ranges from mild to quite severe: fatty
liver (fat buildup in liver cells), alcoholic hepatitis (an inflammatory condition) or cirrhosis (re...
Genes may influence nutritional composition of breast milk
...fects on prenatal storage of DHA and other omega-3 fatty
acids in body fat....
Umbilical cord-blood transplants save lives of babies with rare genetic disorder
...idase, or GALC, which leads to a loss of myelin, a fatty
covering that wraps around and protects nerve fibers in the brain. Without myelin, nerves in the brain and other parts of the body cannot function properly. Previous studies have shown that individuals with late onset Krabbe's disease benefited when ...
Risk factors in contracting cancer of the endometrium
...his type of cancer, the consumption of animal fat, fatty
acids, visceras, non-oily fish and smoked fish, oysters and clams increase the risk factor. However, the consumption of vegetables, oily fish, octopus, cod and alpha-carotenes reduce the risk. Survey of 235 women from Navarre The study was carried...
Penn study points to how COX-2 inhibitors can eventually lead to heart disease
...ulation Research, they report that a COX-2-derived fatty
substancea prostaglandin called prostacyclincontro...moving a receptor activated by thromboxane A2, the fatty
product of COX-1 in platelets. This mirrors a similar balancing effect between COX-1 and COX-2, whic...
Severe sleep apnea may be a risk factor for liver damage
...ea (OSA) are obese and therefore at risk of having fatty
liver, a condition in which fat accumulates in the...dex (BMI), which itself is a known risk factor for fatty
liver disease. They also had significantly higher levels of insulin and were more insulin resistant ...
Bad metabolism in blood vessels linked to high blood pressure and atherosclerosis
...ic fats." One area of interest involves essential fatty
acids, which regulate body functions such as blood...acquired through the diet. Deficiency in essential fatty
acids is thought to contribute to atherosclerosis. Armed with the results of this study, Semenkovich...
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