Tag: "calcium" at medical news
ACTOS (pioglitazone HCl) to be studied in new trial
...another marker of atherosclerosis, coronary artery calcium
build-up in the arteries of the heart in the same population. Heart disease and stroke account for ...
New osteoporosis medication not cost-effective compared with older, cheaper drug
... evaluated were "usual care" (taking vitamin D and calcium
but no medication); alendronate alone for five years; teriparatide alone for two years; and two years of teriparatide followed by five years of alendronate. The Stanford study is the first to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of this last approach, kno...
Race may be risk factor for insulin resistance
...uding reduced elasticity of vessels or deposits of calcium
in the vessels leading to the heart. IRAS involved 1,625 people from San Antonio, Texas, San Luis Valley, Colo., and Oakland and Los Angeles, Calif....
U of M study examines kidney stone prevention in astronauts
...ping kidney stones while in space. Astronauts lose calcium
in their bones and strength in their muscles while...ace because of the zero-gravity environment. This calcium
can end up in their kidneys, putting them at risk for developing kidney stones. At least 14 American...
Highlights from the July 2006 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
...ntenance among Middle-Aged Adults Increased total calcium
intake in the form of supplements can help middle-...attle. The study looked at relationships between calcium
and weight change over an eight-to-12-year period among more than 10,000 men and women in their mid-...
Gabapentin cools hot flashes as well as estrogen
...n may reduce hot flashes by regulating the flow of calcium
in and out of cells, which is one mechanism for controlling body temperature. An expert panel on menopause convened by the National Institutes of Health last year cautioned against the tendency to use treatments with scant safety data, and conclude...
Could dental disease contribute to increased risk of stroke?
...id artery). These blockages, or atheromas, contain calcium
and can be detected on dental panoramic radiographs. Given this provocative finding, a UCLA study was conducted to determine if dental disease depicted on a panoramic radiograph is more prevalent among people with atheromas seen on their dental radio...
A new guideline for screening apparently healthy individuals to prevent a heart attack
...PE Task Force determined that two coronary artery calcium
(CAC) measured by CT and carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) and plaque measured by ultrasonography currently fulfil established stringent criteria, including having: 1) abundant evidence for predictive value, 2) availability, 3) reproducibility, ...
Enzyme inhibitor may provide strategy to treat some GI disorders, Jefferson researchers find
... "Botox A has been tried, as has nitroglycerin and calcium
channel blockers. All have potential downsides." Working on a rat model, the researchers examined the effects of a ROK inhibitor, Y 27632, on the hypertensive IAS. They performed a series of tests with varying doses of Y 27632, finding that the inh...
Researchers discover how acid reflux leads to esophageal cancer
...geal cancer. Acid exposure leads to an increase in calcium
in Barrett's esophageal cancer cells, thus activat...d, confirming that NOX5 is responsible. Also, when calcium
was removed, the prevalence of NOX5 decreased, along with the production of hydrogen peroxide. "No...
Scientists learn more about how roughage keeps you 'regular'
...r membrane tear is like an open door through which calcium
just outside the cell rushes in. Too much calcium
is lethal but that first taste signals the vulnerable cell it better do something quick. With epith...
Better after-school snack choices boost nutrition for low-income kids, UC Davis research confirms
...percent reduction in the students' daily intake of calcium
and a 79-percent reduction in vitamin A intake, du...vening, they will meet their daily requirement for calcium
and vitamin A," Cassady said. "After-school snack menus could also include some low-fat dairy produc...
Orange juice is better than lemonade at keeping kidney stones away
...e and reduced the crystallization of uric acid and calcium
oxalate the most frequently found ingredient in kidney stones. But lemonade did not increase the levels of citrate, an important acid neutralizer and inhibitor of kidney stone formation. "One reason might be the different constituents of variou...
Bone mass continues to increase in liver transplant patients, despite early loss
...ng and complications. All patients were prescribed calcium
supplements and vitamin D, if needed. Patients received different immunosuppressive therapies, depending on when the transplant took place. Only 23 percent of patients had normal bone mass before undergoing a transplant, with a higher prevalence of...
Health effects of 'functional foods' featured during four-day symposium, Sept. 10-13
..., Sept. 10, 9:05 a.m.) 'Designer soybean' boosts calcium
levels, fights osteoporosis -- Researchers have known for some time that the natural calcium
found in soybeans is not easily absorbed in the body. As a result, products such as soy milk contain...
ESA experiments with spaceflight participant Ansari to ISS
...not work in space. In space astronauts' bones lose calcium
and strength, their muscles lose mass: therefore, it is thought that the deep muscle corset atrophies during spaceflight, leading to strain in certain ligaments, in particular in the lower region in the back, and causing as a consequence low back pai...
Molecular medicine comes to the rescue
...reach a certain level, they trigger the opening of calcium
channels. Calcium ions flow in and the cell responds by secreting insulin. Mutations, such as Lilly's, that affect the potassium channel, make it less sensitive to the build-up of ATP. The channel remains open, allowing potassium ions to flow in a...
Calcium supplements fail to prevent bone fractures in children
...n three and 18. They included randomised trials of calcium
supplementation in healthy children that lasted at...ip and lumbar spine. After children stopped taking calcium
supplements, the effect persisted at the upper limb, but disappeared for total body bone mineral con...
Outpatient thyroid surgery safe for most patients, study shows
...s, reduced use of surgical drains and prophylactic calcium
supplementation have enabled thyroid surgery whic...oncern because of the potential for major drops in calcium
levels following surgery. Calcium helps muscles contract and a deficiency may cause tingling in the ...
Study suggests menthol cigarette smokers may have more difficulty quitting smoking
...uitting); coronary calcification, or a build-up of calcium
in the arteries leading to the heart that is a sign of coronary artery disease; and change in pulmonary (lung) function over a 10-year period. Participants were women and men age 18 to 30 at the beginning of the study, in 1985. Each underwent a med...
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