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2009-12-02 18:26:55

Tiny insects can shed light on human regulatory processes, U of U-led studies find How do fruit flies get high cholesterol and become obese? The same way as people do "“ by eating a diet that's too rich in fats. More importantly, according to two new studies led by a University of Utah human geneticist, fruit flies use the same molecular mechanisms as humans to help maintain proper balances of cholesterol and a key form of stored fat that contributes to obesity. The findings mean that...

2009-10-20 15:29:12

Research indicates gaps in care for diabetes, cholesterol, hypertension A new study shows uninsured American adults with chronic illnesses like diabetes or high cholesterol often go undiagnosed and undertreated, leading to an increased risk of costly, disabling and even lethal complications of their disease. The study, published online today [Tuesday] in Health Affairs, analyzed data from a recent national survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The...

2009-09-25 04:46:22

Since the introduction of statins to treat high cholesterol, the decline in lipid levels experienced by the wealthy has been double that experienced by the poor. While statins are highly effective in reducing cholesterol and improving heart health, their use may have contributed to expanding social disparities in the treatment of cardiovascular disease, according to research by Virginia W. Chang, MD, PhD, of the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the University of Pennsylvania,...

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2009-09-18 12:30:00

Many studies have been conducted to show the beneficial effects of a healthy lifestyle involving no smoking, a balanced diet and exercise, but few have been able to gauge the negative impacts of an unhealthy lifestyle. In Friday's British Medical Journal, researchers from Oxford University published findings of a recent study that showed middle-aged men who smoke, have high blood pressure and high cholesterol may live 10 years less than those who do not. Researchers used data from 19,000 male...

2009-09-01 07:26:20

High cholesterol levels can lead to heart attack or stroke, two of our nation's top killers. With numerous treatment options available, a recent analysis found that sticking to one particular medicine may work better than combining multiple drugs. Twenty-eight million Americans have a type of cardiovascular disease. Lowering the bad cholesterol can help prevent artery blockage, avoiding future serious health complications. To lower cholesterol, doctors most commonly prescribed statin...

2009-08-27 07:30:00

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- A study released today by CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) found that more than 50 percent of patients under the age of 45 who are prescribed a medication to treat high cholesterol are not optimally adherent to their therapy. In fact, the data showed that 58 percent of adults between the ages of 18-34 are not taking their cholesterol lowering medications as prescribed. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090226/NE75914LOGO ) According to the...

2009-08-07 09:03:47

With an obesity epidemic brewing among U.S. children, there is concern that overweight and obese children need to be screened for chronic medical conditions including high cholesterol levels. University of Michigan researchers have determined, however, that body fat is not an effective indicator of high cholesterol in children.Pediatricians Joyce Lee, M.D., MPH, and Matthew Davis, M.D., MAPP led the study. "We found, actually, that using body mass index to find kids with high cholesterol does...

2009-08-04 15:50:54

A 40-year study suggests having high cholesterol in midlife increases the risk for Alzheimer's disease in later years, U.S. and Finnish researchers say. Researchers at Kaiser Permanente and the University of Kuopio in Finland say the study of of 9,844 men and women suggests high cholesterol in midlife -- 240 or higher milligrams per deciliter of blood -- increases the risk for Alzheimer's disease later in life by 66 percent. Borderline cholesterol levels of 200-239 mg/dL raised the risk...

2009-08-03 16:48:21

With the epidemic of childhood obesity in the United States, there is concern that overweight and obese children need to be screened for chronic medical conditions, including high cholesterol levels.However, body fat is not an effective indicator of high cholesterol in children, according to new University of Michigan research.Those are the findings of a U-M study led by U-M pediatricians Joyce Lee, M.D., MPH, and Matthew Davis, M.D., MAPP, which will appear in the August 3 edition of the...

2009-06-02 14:40:29

Research presented today at Digestive Disease Week® 2009 (DDW®) demonstrates the tremendous progress being made in the field of weight management, including alternatives to gastric bypass surgery that are successful in terms of both weight loss and resolution of common co-morbidities including hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol and other disabling conditions. DDW is the largest international gathering of physicians and researchers in the fields of...


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