Latest Cholesterol Stories

2013-07-23 23:03:41

Via a CNN Health report, the growing epidemic of patients with increasingly more difficult to treat high levels of bad cholesterol has medical researchers seeking new drugs to tackle the problem. (PRWEB) July 23, 2013 In the United States, there is a continued problem facing the medical community of patients with increasingly high and difficult to treat conditions such as High Cholesterol. Historically medications with statin-blockers have been given to patients with this disease in order...

2013-07-22 23:19:54

SiDMAP and University of Arizona researchers gain a clearer understanding of the mechanistic properties of the drug metformin. The study may explain the mechanism of how elevated circulating cholesterol, which is an important disease modifying factor in the diabetic pancreatic cancer patient, alters cellular metabolism in a way that metformin’s known fatty acid synthase inhibiting effect becomes a cell growth limiting factor. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) July 22, 2013 SiDMAP, LLC, a...

2013-07-17 10:50:43

Atherosclerosis is widely recognized as an independent risk factor for stroke, and its occurrence is closely related to lipid metabolism. numerous studies using transgenic and knockout animals have shown that scavenger receptor class B type I has a protective effect against atherosclerosis. Previous studies of scavenger receptor class B type I gene polymorphisms have focused on the exon 1 G4A polymorphism and the exon 8 C1050T polymorphism, and these polymorphic loci impact blood lipid levels...

BMI Linked To Gallstones
2013-07-12 04:31:00

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Individuals with elevated body mass index (BMI) levels appear to be at greater risk of developing gallstones, according to new research appearing in a recent edition of Hepatology, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. Women are at greater risk of developing the pebble-like materials, which can result from the presence of excess cholesterol, bile salts, or bilirubin in bile stored in the...

2013-07-10 19:29:07

Researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center have discovered that when excessive PKC beta is found in the endothelium, the thin layer of cells that line blood vessels, atherosclerosis is exacerbated. Their findings were published on-line on June 11 by Circulation Research. For people with diabetes, the increased risk of cardiovascular disease is an unfortunate reality. This includes atherosclerosis, a condition where the walls of the artery thicken due to accumulating fatty deposits, which can...

Study Says Statins Are Safe
2013-07-10 13:49:13

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A comprehensive study review has added to the growing body of evidence indicating the anti-inflammatory drugs known as statins have no significant side effects. The case for statin use is already strong, and some doctors are calling for its widespread use as a preventative regimen. Oxford University epidemiologist Rory Collins caused a stir last year with his presentation entitled, "The Case for Statins in a Wider Population" to the...

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