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2010-09-25 00:48:22

Findings identify malnutrition and inflammation as key to understanding effects of cholesterol in kidney disease patients To understand the health effects of high cholesterol levels, doctors first need to assess malnutrition and inflammation status in their chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN). Patients with CKD often develop and die from cardiovascular disease (CVD). While it's well...

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2010-09-15 07:33:59

A recent study points to a link between mothers who smoked during pregnancy and babies having an increased risk of developing high cholesterol as adults. Increasing evidence suggests there is a link between being born small-for-gestational-age (SGA) -- smaller than normal for the baby's sex and at what week in pregnancy the child was born -- and having high cholesterol in adulthood, Xiaozhong Wen of Harvard Medical School, in Boston, told Reuters Health. But Wen and his colleagues were...

2010-09-07 07:00:00

WILMINGTON, Del., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) urges Americans to take important steps to manage their cholesterol during National Cholesterol Education Month in September. Based on current estimates, 102 million Americans aged 20 years or older have borderline high or high cholesterol.(i) Adopting a healthy lifestyle, including a low-fat diet and exercise, along with cholesterol medication if needed, can help lower levels of LDL or "bad" cholesterol.(ii,, iii, iv) To...

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2010-07-12 12:50:00

Thousands of children with high levels of LDL cholesterol are going untreated, as current guidelines exclude as many as 10-percent of those who could benefit from medication, according to a new study completed by researchers at the West Virginia University (WVU) in Morgantown. According to a July 12 Time Magazine article, "Current government recommendations suggest screening for high cholesterol in children with a family history of heart disease or high cholesterol (with at least one parent...

2010-07-08 13:57:42

Women who have the most serious form of angina are three times as likely to develop severe coronary artery disease (CAD) as men with the same condition, according to the July issue of the Journal of Internal Medicine. Canadian researchers looked at the records of 23,771 patients referred for first diagnostic angiography over a six-year period. They found that women over the age of 60 with CCS Class IV angina (as defined by the Canadian Cardiovascular Society) faced a 21% higher absolute risk...

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2010-07-07 06:05:00

European children with high levels of bad cholesterol and triglycerides will soon have a new way to fight those health issues after the European Union approved a new chewable form of Lipitor, Pfizer said Tuesday. The approval includes children whose high blood fats are due to inherited disease that causes high cholesterol levels -- familial hypercholesterolemia. Pfizer Inc won US approval for Lipitor use for children 10 to 17 in 2002. Lipitor is the world's number-one-selling drug, with...

2010-04-26 06:15:00

HOERSHOLM, Denmark and SAN DIEGO, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Santaris Pharma A/S, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of RNA-targeted therapies, today announced that it has advanced into drug development a discovery research candidate directed against PCSK9 (proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9), an important new target for the treatment of high cholesterol. Using its proprietary Locked Nucleic Acid (LNA) Drug Platform and Drug...

2010-04-01 07:00:00

WOONSOCKET, R.I., April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- MinuteClinic, the largest provider of retail-based medical clinics in the United States, has introduced a series of convenient health condition monitoring services to help patients previously diagnosed with diabetes, asthma, high cholesterol and high blood pressure overcome the challenges of living with their conditions. Health condition monitoring is available at MinuteClinic locations in CVS/pharmacy stores in 20 states and the District of...

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2010-03-26 13:19:12

A new study from Iowa State University's Nutrition and Wellness Research Center (NWRC) may give men a way to combat high cholesterol without drugs -- if they don't mind sprinkling some flaxseed into their daily diet. Suzanne Hendrich, an ISU professor in food science and human nutrition, led a study that examined the effects of flaxseed lignan in 90 people diagnosed with high cholesterol. The results showed that consuming at least 150 milligrams of flaxseed lignans per day (about three...

2010-01-19 12:26:27

Buying medicine by mail may encourage patients to stick to their doctor-prescribed medication regimen, new research suggests. In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers from UCLA and Kaiser Permanente's Division of Research in Oakland, Calif., found that patients with diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol who ordered their medications by mail were more likely to take them as prescribed by their physicians than patients who obtained medications from a local pharmacy. The study...


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