Tag: "lipid" at medical news
ACC/AHA release revised UA/NSTEMI guidelines
...stent; highlighting the importance of more intense lipid
and blood pressure control; and advising cessation...new in the guidelines is the call for more intense lipid
and blood pressure control. More stringent LDL cholesterol-lowering therapy and blood pressure manag...
Statin drugs may delay progressive artery damage in children
...ld will differ with respect to the family history, lipid
profile, other risk factors, or lifestyle. To decide whether or not to start treatment, physicians should balance benefit and risk based on the personal situation of each individual child. None of the children in the study suffered increases in live...
'Cars' imaging reveals clues to myelin damage
... by snipping off one of the two tails that make up lipid
molecules contained in the myelin. Cutting off one of the tails turns the lipid
molecules into LPC, amplifying the effect and further degrading the myelin. The research was carri...
Low-carb diets' effects linked to rise in newly identified 'starvation hormone'
...h-fat, low-carbohydrate ("ketogenic") diet induces lipid
oxidation associated with weight loss, according t... part to altered expression of key genes governing lipid
and ketone metabolism. Meanwhile, Kliewers group identified the FGF21 endocrine hormone as a media...
Study identifies new regulator of fat metabolism
...drate diets beneficial properties when it comes to lipid
metabolism, says Maratos-Flier. Diets that limit carbohydrates and eliminate transfats, and at the same time emphasize fiber and good fats, appear to be healthiest, especially among individuals who are predisposed to developing diabetes....
Study shows Diachrome improves blood sugar control in people with type 2 diabetes
...icolinate plus biotin added to OADs helped improve lipid
control over a 30-day period by improving triglycerides-to-HDL ratio and LDL-to-HDL ratio. The publication of this landmark study, which followed a phase III pharmaceutical-equivalent design, reinforces our belief that Diachrome will become a stan...
Mercury's link to heart disease begins in blood vessel walls
...rasimham Parinandi, director of the lipidomics and lipid
signaling laboratory at Ohio State University Medical Center and senior author of the study. "If we understand this regulation and know how to block it, we can come up with proper ways to prevent the activity." Parinandi and colleagues focused on a...
New long-term data analyses for Bifeprunox show favorable effects vs. placebo
...y vs. placebo and displayed a favorable weight and lipid
profile comparable with placebo. "Schizophrenia ...which underscore bifeprunox's favorable weight and lipid
profile," says Earl Sands, M.D., Vice President, Research and Development at Solvay Pharmaceuticals,...
Quality improvement effort pays off in diabetes care
... from 71 percent to 92 percent of patients. Blood lipid
testing rose from 15 percent to 44 percent. Eye exams went from 25 percent to 44 percent. Prescriptions for ACE inhibitors rose from 33 percent of patients to 55 percent, and aspirin prescriptions rose from 22 percent to 45 percent. These improve...
Chemical maps hint at drug's effects on schizophrenia
...alizes in diagnostic discovery with an emphasis on lipid
metabolism. Atypical antipsychotics, a newer group... and communicating information in the brain. These lipid
changes were partially reversed in patients treated with antipsychotic medications, said Joseph McEv...
Study finds women less likely than men to have their cholesterol controlled
...s who were in commercial plans met the recommended lipid
control level. For other groups the comparable figures were 46.2 percent for white women, 44.8 percent for African-American men and 34.2 percent for African American women. Similar disparities were found based on income level. [see attached table]. ...
Hawaiian treasure, macadamia nuts good for the heart
... levels, normal blood pressure and were not taking lipid
lowering drugs. Researchers randomly assigned participants to either the macadamia nut diet or the standard American diet and provided all meals for the participants for five weeks. The participants then switched diets and continued eating only food ...
Penn study on lung-infecting bacterial enzyme suggests new approach to cystic fibrosis treatment
...nction. To make matters worse, the products of the lipid
breakdown are also known to trigger inflammation and cell death. Together, these facts compellingly suggest that SMase plays a critical role in the heretofore mysterious pathogenesis of lung injury in CF patients. They also present a new paradigm ...
Healthy schools project gets an 'A'
.... In addition, a full cholesterol test (known as a lipid
panel) and random (non-fasting) glucose test are offered with parental consent. Over the next few months, students participate in weekly activities designed to meet the projects five goals: Eat more fruits and vegetables Make better beverage c...
Leader of the pack: Dog groomer turned UH pharmacy professor honored
...so works alongside an endocrinologist at a Houston lipid
primary prevention clinic, where she continues to practice and hone her patient counseling and therapeutics skills. Committed to pharmacy education on many levels, Simpson and her husband, Bill, also established a student scholarship endowment at th...
MRI contrast agent can detect heart attack in the making
...nd in HDL and contains two structures required for lipid
binding. Cormode found a way to reconstitute the peptides with phospholipids similar to those found on the outer shell of HDL. The result: a disc-like structure with the peptides on the outside of a phospholipids bilayer. He then spiked the outer...
Comparison of 4 diet plans shows better outcomes for diet with lowest carbohydrate intake
...ight loss, the participants were also measured for lipid
profile (low-density lipoprotein, high-density lip...arge as for any other dietary pattern and that the lipid
effects are unlikely to be of immediate concern. As with any diet, physicians should caution patient...
Garlic does not appear to lower cholesterol levels
...garlic in reasonable doses are unlikely to produce lipid
Embargoed Jan./Feb. Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...ated hemoglobin values and a 0.17 reduction in the lipid
ratio. Use of Chronic Care Model Elements Is Associated with Higher-Quality Care for Diabetes By Paul A. Nutting, M.D., M.S.P.H., et al VALIDATION OF PATIENT CONCERNS IMPROVES QUALITY OF DEPRESSION CARE Quality of care for depression is improved w...
New fat, same old problem with an added twist?
...Hayes. Both Hayes and Sundram are experts on human lipid
metabolism and were instrumental in the development of Smart Balance Buttery Spreads, a blend of vegetable oils that improves the cholesterol ratio. Trans-fatty acids, which became ubiquitous in baked goods, processed foods and restaurant cooking ...
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