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AHA Controversy Statins Recommendations
2013-11-19 14:50:13

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Last week, the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) made significant waves when they released a set of recommendations for healthcare providers that suggested 33 million more Americans could benefit from cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins. This week, those recommendations are being called into question as a pair of Harvard Medical School professors published a report in the journal The...

2013-11-18 20:44:39

Seth S. Martin, M.D., of the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease, Baltimore, and colleagues developed a method for estimating low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels that is more accurate than the standard measure. Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol is the primary target for treatment in national and international clinical practice guidelines. Conventionally, LDL-C is estimated by the Friedewald equation, which estimates LDL-C as (total...

2013-11-18 20:38:54

Findings follow previous study showing that commonly used equation underestimates heart disease danger for many at high risk Johns Hopkins researchers have developed a more accurate way to calculate low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, the so-called "bad" form of blood fat that can lead to hardening of the arteries and increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. If confirmed and adopted by medical laboratories that routinely calculate blood cholesterol for patients, the researchers...

2013-11-17 23:01:04

A new article released on the site Healthreviewcenter.com offers 10 natural ways to lower cholesterol. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) November 17, 2013 The article on the site Healthreviewcenter.com introduces 10 natural ways to lower cholesterol. This article is useful for people who want to learn the truth about cholesterol and how to reduce cholesterol level quickly. Firstly, the writer indicates that people should drink alcohol in moderation because drinking excessively will lead to many health...

GMO Tomatoes Target Intestinal Lipids And Improve Cholesterol
2013-11-14 05:24:10

[ Watch the Video: GMO Tomato Mimics HDL, Lowers Cholesterol ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A long-overlooked lipid found in the small intestine has a greater role in generating high cholesterol levels and inflammation than previously thought, according to new research published in Journal of Lipid Research. The researchers also discovered that they could lower the negative impact of these lipids in mice by giving the animals a novel, genetically-engineered...


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