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2014-06-26 10:49:37

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While popular culture may have conditioned us to think of Neanderthals as mindless meat-eaters, a new study has shown that earlier humans probably ate more plants, tubers and nuts than previously thought. Published in the journal PLOS ONE, the new study is based on an analysis of fecal remnants discovered in a known site of Neanderthal occupation in southern Spain known as El Salt. The analysis of five samples indicated that...

2014-06-25 08:30:43

The lives of millions of Americans are potentially at risk. NEW YORK, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The EPA Drug Initiative (EPADI) urges the FDA to thoughtfully consider new and almost irrefutable proof that high triglycerides are a significant risk factor contributing to cardiovascular disease-related death and morbidity. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140625/121320 This past week, two independent studies were published in the prestigious New England Journal of...

2014-06-24 08:30:56

Achievement of LDL Particle Targets Associated with More Aggressive Lipid-lowering Therapy and Better Clinical Outcomes Compared to Patients Managed to LDL Cholesterol Targets RALEIGH, N.C., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LipoScience, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPDX), today announced the publication of the first large-scale real world study evidencing a link between low LDL-P and reduced cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. Data in the study published in Atherosclerosis demonstrated that high-risk...

2014-06-17 23:03:30

Here’s a wake-up call for snorers: Snoring may put you at a greater risk than those who are overweight, smoke or have high cholesterol to have thickening or abnormalities in the carotid artery, according to a study published by researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 Here’s a wake-up call for snorers: Snoring may put you at a greater risk than those who are overweight, smoke or have high cholesterol to have thickening or abnormalities in the carotid...

2014-06-16 09:46:15

American Diabetes Association Panelists will argue pros and cons at symposium New guidelines for the treatment of high cholesterol are not appropriate for people with type 2 diabetes – or are they? Two researchers will debate the topic at a symposium to be held on Tuesday, June 17, at the American Diabetes Association's 74th Scientific Sessions®. At issue are the newest guidelines issued jointly by the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association in November...

2014-06-12 12:28:22

TUCSON, Ariz., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Statins," already the most prescribed drugs in history, are being recommended for more and more patients as "primary prevention" for cardiovascular disease. Nearly 900 studies have been published on the adverse effects of these medications, and a look at their mechanism of action suggests ample reason for caution. Neurospecialist and pharmacologist Timothy M. Marshall, Ph.D., discusses the controversy in the summer issue of the...

Wintertime Survival For Siberian Hamsters Depends On Summertime Cholesterol Consumption
2014-06-11 03:54:52

University of Chicago Press Journals Increasingly, scientific findings indicate that an organism's diet affects more than just general health and body condition. In an article published in a forthcoming issue of the journal Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, researchers from Nicolaus Copernicus University have found evidence that the diet of some animals must include cholesterol in order for them to enter necessary periods of energy conservation known as torpor. Torpor is a...

Statins Linked To Lower Physical Activity In Older Men
2014-06-11 06:20:41

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Using a common type of medication to lower their cholesterol could cause older men to become less physically active, according to new research appearing in Monday’s edition of the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. In the study, Oregon State University/Oregon Health and Science University College of Pharmacy assistant professor David Lee and his colleagues discovered a link between the use of statins, some of the most prescribed...

2014-06-10 08:32:00

INDIANAPOLIS, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Chek Diagnostics, the U.S.-based manufacturer of both the CardioChek® brand and the A1CNow® family of point-of-care diagnostic products, announced today that they have signed an agreement to provide their CardioChek Plus analyzers and lipid panel test strips to eHealthScreenings, a leading provider of onsite comprehensive wellness screening services. Clients of eHealthScreenings include third-party administrators, employee assistance...

2014-06-09 08:30:34

BANGALORE, India, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Clinigene International Ltd, a subsidiary of Syngene International Ltd, India's leading Contract Research Services provider, today announced that it has launched a cholesterol efflux assay to support global aspirants developing cholesterol lowering drugs. This biomarker assay is a cell based assay for assessing the ATP-binding cassette A1 (ABCA1) specific cholesterol efflux capacity in human serum samples. (Logo:...


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