Tag: "atherosclerosis" at medical news

Differential heart-attack risks among blacks, whites remain mystery

...p between the protein's size and related levels of atherosclerosis in any of the groups we studied," said Guerra....

Scientists to study actions of botanical oils

...o prevent and treat inflammatory diseases, such as atherosclerosis and asthma. It is estimated that within the next t...a rare oil found in nature known as echium reduces atherosclerosis by lowering triglycerides. Project 3 examines how borage, marine (fish) and echium oils reduce infla...

Tea may help prevent diabetes and cataracts

...owing that green tea and black tea equally inhibit atherosclerosis a major risk factor for heart disease the findings suggest that both drinks could play a part in curbing two of the most widespread maladies in the United States today. The American Chemical Society is a nonprofit organization, chartered by the U.S...

Risk scores may identify young individuals with atherosclerosis

...in 1953 described a high rate of advanced coronary atherosclerosis (thickening and hardening of artery walls from fat deposits) in young Korean War casualties, and fifty years of study has supported the finding of the disease in young Americans, according to background information in the article. "These results from...

How medical research is taking care of your heart

...wall pathology in conditions such as hypertension, atherosclerosis (hardening of arteries) and thrombosis. Professor Eddy Liew, Director of the Glasgow Biomedical Research Centre, University of Glasgow, said: "The significance of scientific discoveries for our understanding, treatment and knowledge of heart condit...

Eliminating enzyme dramatically reduces cardiovascular disease

... altered mice that do not produce ACAT2, levels of atherosclerosis are 85 percent lower than animals producing ACAT2. "Mice without ACAT2 don't get atherosclerosis," said Rudel. Recently, Rudel and colleagues confirmed these results in normal mice by using a molecule that blocks the effects of ACAT2. This study, rep...

Three UCSD scholars elected to prestigious National Academy of Sciences

...ment of better diagnostic tests and treatments for atherosclerosis and other diseases. After receiving a medical degree from National Taiwan University, he received a Ph.D. in physiology from Columbia University. Chien, a member also of the National Academy of Engineering and the Institute of Medicine, is one of o...

Penn study shows liver receptor key to diet-dependent differences in blood lipid levels

...paperwas that LXRs are good in terms of decreasing atherosclerosis and bad in terms of increased triglycerides," explains Lazar. Indeed, although LXR-based experimental drugs, which dramatically increase LXR activity throughout the body, reduce cholesterol levels in the blood, they also lead to high levels of trigly...

Your heart could indicate whether you have kidney problems

...y issue of Kidney International. While generalized atherosclerosis (hardening of arteries and blood vessels) has been...ses, and the prevalence of obesity and generalized atherosclerosis are increasing, we need to know which factors should be detected and should be monitored under treat...

Bad metabolism in blood vessels linked to high blood pressure and atherosclerosis

...erosis. Traditionally, scientists have thought of atherosclerosis as a chronic inflammation that results from vascul...eir blood vessel walls, it might protect them from atherosclerosis and high blood pressure. "Our original hypothesis was wrong," says Semenkovich, who directs the Sch...

Patients with metabolic syndrome, moderate coronary calcium have greater risk of blocked arteries

...test." Coronary calcium indicates the presence of atherosclerosis plaque build-up in the arteries surrounding the heart. The amount of coronary calcium in the arteries, called a calcium score, is measured by using computed tomography (CT) scanning to obtain cross-sectional pictures of the heart and surrounding ar...

Fluorescence device to diagnose atherosclerosis and tumors described at optics conference

...hich often leads to heart attack or stroke. Recent atherosclerosis research has found that the composition of plaque and its "vulnerability" to rupture may be more significant than the degree of arterial blockage as a precursor to heart attack and stroke. The lipid content of vulnerable plaque is different from that...

Teen-agers with Type 1 diabetes already developing cardiovascular disease

...f the main neck artery. That thickness can hint at atherosclerosis progression. Atherosclerosis, an accumulation of cholesterol-containing plaques along the artery walls, can eventually cause heart attack, angina and stroke. The researchers found that teen-age boys, but not girls, with type 1 diabetes had significan...

FDA approves first blood test to predict risk for stroke

...sk of suffering an ischemic stroke associated with atherosclerosis over a period of 6 to 8 years. These findings are independent of traditional risk factors such as systolic blood pressure, smoking status and diabetes, body mass index, as well as levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), a risk factor for systemic inflamm...

Rheumatoid arthritis patients are more at risk of coronary artery disease

...al studies have already shown an increased risk of atherosclerosis and heart attacks in patients with RA. Despite thi... that patients with RA have more advanced coronary atherosclerosis at the time of CAD diagnosis compared with patients without RA. This occurs independently of the pr...

Promising therapies for haemophilia & heart disease

...s have shown that inhibition of P-selectin reduces atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) and the work of our collaborators shows that the events leading to deep vein thrombosis are reduced. P-selectin inhibitors have also been shown to be anti-thrombotic in early human trials" Measurement of P-selectin levels...

Nerve changes from diabetes begin earlier than previously known

...ous from the beginning," he says. Diabetes is like atherosclerosis and hypertension, which develop insidiously and continuously unless controlled. Later, they may result in such severe problems as strokes, heart attacks and gangrene of the feet and legs. Mayo Clinic research results could also influence the desi...

Erectile dysfunction may signal early atherosclerosis

... "These results demonstrate the systemic nature of atherosclerosis and the relationship to an inflammatory process of the vessel wall. This understanding of atherosclerosis increasingly allows early interventions aimed at the prevention of disease complications," Dr. Schoe...

Total cholesterol level among US adults continues to decline

...tein (LDL) cholesterol contribute significantly to atherosclerosis and its related adverse effects, according to background information in the article. Previous analyses of data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES) showed that mean (average) levels of total cholesterol of U.S. adults h...

Diabetic blacks have less coronary artery disease than diabetic whites

...U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a marker for atherosclerosis and a predictor of coronary heart disease, so the result was surprising. Freedman said that in women, "ethnic differences in calcified carotid artery plaque, but not coronary artery plaque, were observed." The amount of plaque was measured using high...

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