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Weight Loss Middle-Aged Women Health Benefits
2013-12-20 11:02:34

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Middle-aged women who are overweight or obese could reduce the risk factors associated with diabetes and heart disease by losing at least 10 percent of their body weight over a 24 month period, according to research appearing in the latest edition of the Journal of the American Heart Association. Dr. Cynthia A. Thomson, a professor at the University of Arizona’s Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, and her colleagues...

Heart Disease, Stroke Continue To Be Top Health Threats In America
2013-12-20 07:10:20

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Each year, the American Heart Association (AHA) publishes the Heart Disease and Stroke Statistical Update in the journal Circulation. This year's report reveals that heart disease and stroke remain two of the top four killers of Americans, as well as posing a significant threat to millions of others. Reflecting the most up-to-date statistics on heart disease, stroke or other vascular diseases and their risk factors, the report is the...

2013-12-18 14:53:42

Researchers at Emory and Georgia Tech have developed a potential treatment for atherosclerosis that targets a master controller of the process. The results are scheduled for publication Dec. 18 in the journal Nature Communications. In a twist, the master controller comes from a source that scientists had thought was leftover garbage. It is a micro RNA molecule, which comes from an unused template that remains after punching out ribosomes –– workhorse protein factories found in all...

2013-12-11 23:28:30

Sancilio and Company, Inc. (SCI) today announced its submission of an investigational new drug (IND) application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a pivotal Phase 3 study of its lead investigational drug, SC401™. SC401 is a combination of highly refined eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) formulated with SCI’s proprietary Advanced Lipid Technology™ platform to enhance bioavailability, eliminate the significant food effect exhibited by EPA/DHA...

Corn Oil Better At Reducing Cholesterol
2013-12-07 06:23:03

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study reveals that corn oil significantly reduces cholesterol with more favorable changes in total cholesterol (TC) and LDL-C than extra virgin olive oil. Dr. Kevin C. Maki, of Biofortis, the clinical research arm of Mérieux NutriSciences, presented the study findings at the American Society for Nutrition's Advances & Controversies in Clinical Nutrition Conference earlier this week. The study was comprised of 54 healthy...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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