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Cholesterol Medicine Could Reduce Fitness Levels
2013-05-16 09:52:07

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online When looking to decrease cholesterol levels, many doctors prescribe a treatment regimen of diet, exercise and a cholesterol lowering medicine. Researchers from the University of Missouri (Mizzou) have now found that statins, or drugs used to lower cholesterol, may diminish any good done by exercise in obese adults. The researchers looked at one statin in particular, simvastin, better known as “Zocor” in their study....

Scientists Identify 4 Genes Responsible For Levels Of ‘Bad’ Cholesterol
2013-05-16 09:10:34

April Flowers for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Texas Biomedical Research Institute scientists have identified four genes in baboons that influence levels of “bad cholesterol,” which could lead to the development of new drug therapies to reduce the risk of heart disease. The findings will be published in the Journal of Lipid Research. "Our findings are important because they provide new targets for the development of novel drugs to reduce heart disease risk in...

2013-05-16 08:29:32

Pressure BioSciences' PCT Platform Enhances Study Results SOUTH EASTON, Mass., May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pressure BioSciences, Inc. (OTCQB: PBIO) ("PBI" or the "Company") today announced the publication in the journal Analytical Chemistry of a study by a team of scientists led by Dr. Bruce Kristal, Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and the Department of Neurosurgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital, entitled: Method Development for Fecal Lipidomics...

2013-05-14 08:33:51

Non-white patients have 50 percent greater odds, women have 10 percent greater odds of being non-adherent to statin medications for treatment of high cholesterol WOONSOCKET, R.I., May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- High cholesterol is one of the major risk factors for coronary heart disease, heart attack and stroke,[1] which can be well managed with available prescription medications. New research sheds light onto the impact of gender and race on medication adherence for statins used to...

2013-05-13 16:27:05

Largest study of LDL blood levels, based on tests of nearly 105 million Americans, suggests improvements in cardiovascular health may have stalled in recent years MADISON, N.J., May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Decades of declines in LDL cholesterol blood levels, a key marker of death risk from heart disease, abruptly ended in 2008, and may have stalled since, according to a multi-year, national study published in PLOS ONE. The study, by researchers at Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX),...

Cholesterol Drugs May Cause Cognitive Decline
2013-05-11 08:10:35

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Unusual swelling within some of the brain´s neurons might be responsible for the reversible memory loss and impaired thinking ability experienced by some patients who take cholesterol-lowering statins, researchers from the University of Arizona (UA) claim in a new study. The side effects, which have been observed by both physicians and US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) personnel, could be caused by this phenomenon...

Study Finds Walnuts Benefit Cardiovascular Health
2013-05-08 18:38:00

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Doctors have long considered many nuts to be quite heart healthy. The fatty acids found in nuts along with high doses of fiber and vitamins are thought to reduce the levels of LDL, or “bad” cholesterol in the blood. Now, a team of Penn State researchers are parroting other studies that have found walnuts to be one of the healthiest nuts there is. “We already know that eating walnuts in a heart-healthy diet...

2013-05-08 08:31:09

Each year nearly half of all firefighter deaths are caused by heart attacks1 WASHINGTON, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Heart attacks are the leading cause of on-duty firefighter fatalities, with more than half of all firefighter fatalities attributed to them.[1] In an effort to change this alarming statistic, Cardioviva(TM) and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) are teaming up to educate fire service and emergency medical technician (EMT) volunteers about the dangers of high...

2013-05-07 12:31:10

WOODBRIDGE, ON, May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Pivotal Therapeutics Inc. (OTCQX: PVTTF) (CNSX: PVO), a specialty pharmaceutical company with a focus on Omega-3 therapies for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and overall health, presented positive, statistically significant, top-line results from its VASCAZEN(®)-REVEAL trial for the Company's lead product VASCAZEN(®), a unique >90% pure Omega-3 prescription medical food with a proprietary 6:1 EPA:DHA fatty acid formulation. The results...

Cholesterol Drug Liptruzet Approved By The FDA
2013-05-06 06:05:53

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Liptruzet, a combination drug developed by Merck that has been found to lower a patient´s low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels, has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). According to MedPage Today Cardiology Editor Chris Kaiser, Liptruzet is a combination of the drugs ezetimibe and atorvastatin and has been approved for the treatment of hyperlipidemia, a condition characterized by abnormally...