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2011-03-16 00:00:30

New Partnership Kicks Off During National Nutrition Month, Bringing Simple, Low-Cholesterol Recipes Directly to Your Kitchen Wilmington, DE (PRWEB) March 15, 2011 AstraZeneca (NYSE:AZN) today announced the launch of a partnership with Food Universityâ“ž¢ "” a culinary education and entertainment platform "” to educate people about the importance of maintaining a healthy diet as one way to help manage cholesterol. In support of its...

2011-03-08 12:44:33

Blood lipid and lipoprotein concentrations and colorectal cancer risk in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition 2011 High levels of "good" (high density lipoprotein) HDL cholesterol seem to cut the risk of bowel cancer, suggests research published online in Gut. The association is independent of other potentially cancer-inducing markers of inflammation in the blood. The researchers base their findings on participants in the European Prospective Investigation into...

2011-03-01 14:11:08

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have shown in a new study on mice, that cell therapy can be used to reverse the effect of 'bad' LDL cholesterol and reduce the inflammation that leads to atherosclerosis. The new cell therapy, which is presented in the prestigious scientific journal Circulation, can open the way for new therapies for stroke and myocardial infarction if the results prove translatable to humans. Atherosclerosis is a chronic inflammation of the blood vessels. Cholesterol is...

2011-02-11 13:43:40

International scientists broaden the debate For generations, the consumption of dairy products has been positively associated with the health and wellness of families and communities. Nevertheless, the recent shift in dietary trends has focused on "what not to eat" instead of emphasizing "what to eat," resulting in demonizing the naturally occurring fats in dairy, while overlooking its many essential nutrients. However, the long-held beliefs about the impact of saturated fatty acids (SFA) on...

2011-01-05 13:45:41

A stack of punch cards from a landmark study published in 1966, and the legwork to track down the study's participants years later, has yielded the longest analysis of the effects of lipoproteins on coronary heart disease. The study, published in a recent issue of the journal Atherosclerosis, tracked almost 1,900 people over a 29-year period, which is nearly three times longer than other studies that examine the link between different sizes of high-density lipoprotein particles and heart...

2011-01-04 04:04:00

Lifestyle changes between childhood and adulthood appear associated with whether an individual will maintain, improve or develop high-risk cholesterol levels, according to a report in the January issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Over the past 25 years, several studies have assessed whether cholesterol and triglyceride levels in youth carry through to adulthood, according to background information in the article. "Although these...

2010-09-25 00:48:22

Findings identify malnutrition and inflammation as key to understanding effects of cholesterol in kidney disease patients To understand the health effects of high cholesterol levels, doctors first need to assess malnutrition and inflammation status in their chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN). Patients with CKD often develop and die from cardiovascular disease (CVD). While it's well...

2010-09-17 09:59:00

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Detailed cholesterol testing for Type 2 diabetes patients is the focus of a newly published article by Atherotech Diagnostics Lab Chief Medical Officer Michael E. Cobble, M.D. "Advanced Lipid Testing" appears in the September/October 2010 quarterly issue of Practical Diabetology. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091228/LA30526) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091228/LA30526) The article discusses the clinical...

2010-09-08 08:45:00

Prevention and Detection Services, Such as Cholesterol Screenings, Available at Your Local Pharmacy WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In honor of Cholesterol Education Month, The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) would like to highlight the increasing role of the pharmacist in communities nationwide. In many areas, pharmacists are able to offer cholesterol and blood pressure screenings, as well as other detection and prevention services to help a patient manage their...

2010-09-08 01:06:04

New findings reported in the September issue of Cell Metabolism, a Cell Press publication, appear to explain why people who carry specific and common versions of a single gene are more likely to have high cholesterol and to suffer a heart attack. Studies in mice show that the gene, known as sortilin (SORT1), controls the release of LDL (a.k.a. "bad") cholesterol from the liver into the bloodstream. The findings suggest that SORT1 may be a good target for new cholesterol-lowering drugs,...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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