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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...

2009-04-29 08:39:46

Patients newly diagnosed with hypertension, diabetes or high cholesterol are significantly more likely to delay initiating recommended drug treatment if they face higher co-payments for medications, according to a new RAND Corporation study.The delay was significant across all conditions, but the impact was largest among patients who had not previously used prescription drugs, according to the study published in the April 27 edition of the Archives of Internal Medicine.While several studies...

2009-04-06 15:01:00

Results reflect impact of pediatric obesity epidemic and evolving approach to treatment of co-morbidities WOONSOCKET, R.I., April 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A study by CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) published today in the April 2009 issue of Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, found that over a two-and-a-half year period ending in June 2007, the use of medications to treat high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes among children increased 15.2%. Observed changes in...

2009-02-24 07:40:26

Current research suggests that lowering cholesterol may block the growth of prostate tumors. The related report by Solomon et al, "Ezetimibe Is an Inhibitor of Tumor Angiogenesis," appears in the March 2009 issue of The American Journal of Pathology.High cholesterol not only leads to atherosclerosis and heart disease, but may also contribute to cancer growth and progression. Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in the United States, affecting approximately 1 in 6 men. Prostate...

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2009-02-17 13:25:00

Less than one percent of children aged 12 to 17 are likely to need drug treatments for high cholesterol, according to a new study. Researchers took data of about 10,000 kids from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey from 1999 to 2006 for participants aged 6 to 17 years. Of those, about 2,700 in the 12-to-17 group had LDL levels measured. About 5 percent to 7 percent of those youth had elevated LDL. Additionally, researchers concluded that about 0.8 percent of adolescents...

2008-10-13 12:00:42

One of the biggest challenges facing primary care physicians treating patients with high cholesterol is getting patients to agree and adhere to recommended treatments, be they in the form of pharmaceutical therapy, lifestyle modifications, or a combination of each. At the annual American Academy of Communication in Healthcare (AACH '08) conference in Madison this month, David Franke, manager of analytics for Verilogue, will reveal the four primary concerns patients use to negotiate their way...

2008-09-10 09:00:48

WILMINGTON, Del., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Recent survey findings indicate that most self-described US Hispanics lack an understanding of atherosclerosis despite their overall knowledge of cholesterol risk factors, treatment options and behavioral choices necessary to maintain a heart healthy lifestyle. These findings are based on a national survey conducted by AstraZeneca to better understand the opinions and behaviors of Hispanic Americans around high cholesterol and atherosclerosis. The...

2008-08-26 03:00:17

By Strazewski, Len Use of CDHPs requires agents to work closely with employers and plan providers Consumer-directed health plans (CDHPs) may be exciting new plan designs for managing and sometimes reducing employer health plans costs, but they aren't without pitfalls. Critics say that by giving employees control over thousands of dollars in health spending, the plans may discourage timely and appropriate health care, leaving the participants vulnerable to medical complications and bigger...


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maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.