Tag: "cholesterol" at medical news
Statin simvastatin linked to protection against endothelial dysfunction in diabetic rats
...or fatal stroke by 24 percent, regardless of their cholesterol
or glucose levels. That is significant, since peo...ry event even though their low-density lipid (LDL) cholesterol
levels are similar to those in the general population. Since most patients with diabetes die from so...
ACP guidelines to treat obesity cover diet, exercise, drugs and surgery
... BMIs like they know their age, blood pressure and cholesterol
numbers, and doctors should track their patients' BMIs like they follow blood pressure." Weight-Loss Drugs ACP identifies six drugs that according to valid clinical studies aid weight loss: sibutramine, orlistat, phentermine, diethylproprion, and f...
Differential heart-attack risks among blacks, whites remain mystery
...roperty causes a chain reaction in which first LDL cholesterol
and then calcium builds up on the inner walls of blood vessels. Although African-Americans typically have two to four times the amount of Lp(a) in their blood as whites, the Lp(a) proteins in whites tend to be shorter and stickier than the Lp(a) in A...
Women with heart attacks benefit from stenting
...the study had more diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol
than men and were older than men. The women represented a high-risk population with higher short and long-term death rates compared to men. This was explained by their older age, smaller body surface area, increased frequency of other diseases and...
Dr. Gutin selected as Fulbright Senior Specialist
... of future mortality than anything else, including cholesterol
level, blood pressure, or an abnormal electrocardiogram." Smoking likely knocks fitness and fatness as the top predictor but sheer numbers favor the latter. "About 25 percent of people smoke," Dr. Gutin says. "With fitness, approximately 75 percent o...
Liver may be source of 'good' cholesterol
...Tangier disease could help people with less severe cholesterol
disorders, Parks said. Low levels of HDL are assoc...with higher risk of heart attacks, even when total cholesterol
levels are normal. People with Tangier disease have mutations in a gene (ABCA1) involved in the pro...
Breakthrough in national diseases
...lication for statins, drugs usually taken to lower cholesterol
levels. Statins have been shown to reduce activity in this gene and thus produce anti-inflammatory effects. Statins have now been tested on MS patients and have been demonstrated to be beneficial in this very way. The disease-associated gene variant ...
Location of body fat associated with cardiovascular risk even at normal body weight
...yceride levels; low high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol
levels; high blood pressure, treated or untreated; and elevated blood sugar level, treated or untreated. Individuals were classified as normal weight, overweight or obese based on the basis of body mass index (BMI, calculated as weight in kilograms d...
Nanotechnology's miniature answers to developing world's biggest problems
...with heart diseases would be able to monitor their cholesterol
levels constantly. 10. Disease vector and pest detection control: including nano-scale sensors for pest detection, and improved pesticides, insecticides, and insect repellents. Addressing global challenges using nanotechnology The study team found ...
Obesity adds risk of cardiovascular disease in siblings in families with a history of heart problems
...sk factors for heart disease, such as age, gender, cholesterol
levels, blood pressure, smoking and diabetes. In the Hopkins study, researchers monitored risk factors, both traditional and BMI, for nine years in 827 siblings under age 60 from families in the Baltimore region. Study participants were generally he...
American Heart Association telephone news briefing
... factors, such as higher blood pressure, and "bad" cholesterol
in this University of Minnesota study....
More evidence suggests statins help cut risk for advanced prostate cancer
...ssary to validate this," says Platz. Statins lower cholesterol
by blocking an enzyme that controls its assembly. There are clues to suggest key cellular pathways involved in cancer-risk reduction may include statins' effects on testosterone production, cell signaling, and inflammation. Or the drugs may play a ...
Researchers identify marker of heart disease in low-birthweight babies
... an important part of the protective cap on top of cholesterol
plaque in the blood vessels in the heart, Kwiterovich said. If the cap is weakened, the plaque can rupture, causing a heart attack. "Our hypothesis is that infants with elevated apo C-1 levels at birth will have higher apo C-1 levels in childhood an...
Press registration reminder ESC Congress 2005, 3-7 September 2005
...nd offers free risk assessment (of blood pressure, cholesterol
and overall risk prediction using the ESC HeartScore tool) to attendees. For Your Heart's Sake will also feature messages specific to the Women and Cardiovascular disease theme of the Congress. Press may request visuals and further information on t...
Being obese, underweight, associated with increased risk of death
...ubstantially Over Past 40 Years Prevalence of high cholesterol
levels, hypertension and smoking, particularly amo...sons. The risk factors included prevalence of high cholesterol
levels (240 mg/dL or greater [6.2 mmol/L or greater] regardless of treatment), high blood pressure (...
Abnormal liver tests in a Mediterranean population
... associated with obesity, insulin resistance, high cholesterol
and the like. The importance of these causative factors varies from one location to another. For example, in the U.S., the majority of altered liver enzymes are related to NAFLD, while in northern Italian populations, much is related to alcohol. Fact...
Eliminating enzyme dramatically reduces cardiovascular disease
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. How does cholesterol
in our diets end up as artery-clogging plaque that...resented new results from his research on ACAT2, a cholesterol
transforming enzyme, today at the American Heart Association's Sixth Annual Conference on Arterioscl...
Fiber supplements may lower cardiovascular risk in type 2 diabetics
...plements lower "bad" low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol
and increase "good" high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol
in people with type 2 diabetes, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association's S...
Lipoprotein abnormalities found in severely obese children
...nter, both in Dayton, Ohio. Lipoproteins transport cholesterol
throughout the body. Lipoprotein subclasses and t...nsity lipoprotein (HDL) is sometimes called "good" cholesterol
because it returns cholesterol
to the liver where it can be eliminated. Low-density lipoprotein (LD...
Vascular structure and function improve with diet and exercise
...s from changes in blood pressure, blood glucose or cholesterol
disorders such as dyslipidemia. Carotid artery distensibility was the only structural factor that significantly improved. It rose about 16 percent. Petrella said that the other factors may improve as patients are followed for one year. One in three...
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