Latest Cholesterol Stories

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...

Rate Of Ageing Tied To Birthweight, Metabolites
2013-07-10 10:00:52

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists have discovered a clue towards understanding the rate of ageing and overall health of individuals later in life. Metabolites are leftover chemical fingerprints derived from molecular changes before birth or during infancy that may provide this new insight. King's College London published a study of twins in the International Journal of Epidemiology that emphasized how, through metabolic profiling, 22 metabolites...

2013-07-02 23:23:42

Great Cholesterol Lie created by Dwight Lundell is the latest book that reveals to people causes of heart disease, symptoms, and treatments. In a full Great Cholesterol Lie overview, Tony Nguyen from Vkool.com indicates if the book is worth buying. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) July 02, 2013 Great Cholesterol Lie is the latest book that reveals to people all necessary information about heart disease such as causes of heart disease, symptoms, prevention, and treatments. This heart disease treatment...

Cutting Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Levels Will Reduce Heart Disease Risk By Half
2013-07-02 09:28:13

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Cutting risks of heart disease is important for positive long-term health outcomes. New research from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) has found controlling high blood pressure and high cholesterol is a key step in cutting that risk by more than half. Publishing the findings in the American Heart Association journal Circulation, the researchers, led by Brent M. Egan, MD, professor of medicine and pharmacology at...

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