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2014-07-18 12:49:57

American Heart Association American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report Women who were sexually abused as children may show signs of atherosclerosis, an early indication of cardiovascular disease, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Stroke. This is the first study to suggest a link between sexual abuse and higher carotid artery intima-media thickness (IMT) – thickening of the inner lining of the arteries that may indicate early...

healthy lifestyle reverses heart disease risk
2014-07-01 05:33:20

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Eliminating unhealthy habits such as losing weight and kicking the cigarette habit in your 30s and 40s could potentially reverse the natural progression of coronary artery disease, according to new research appearing in the June 30 edition of the journal Circulation. According to lead investigator Bonnie Spring, a professor of preventive medicine at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and her colleagues,...

2014-06-26 23:08:25

HealthFair Chief Medical Officer Disagrees with the United States Preventive Services Task Force Current Recommendations for Carotid Artery Stenosis. Winter Park, FL (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 In February 2014, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) published a draft of their review and recommendations concerning screening for carotid artery stenosis (CAS). The panel concluded with moderate certainty against screening for CAS. Now “moderate certainty” means that the...

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...

2014-04-10 13:46:07

Two new studies presented today at the International Liver CongressTM 2014 have provided more evidence to clarify the role of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) as an independent risk factor for the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD). In the first long-term study , in patients at high CVD risk, NAFLD was shown to contribute to the progression of early atherosclerosis independently of traditional CVD risk factors. In a second long-term study , NAFLD was confirmed as a...

Gestational Diabetes Could Point To Early Risk Factor For Heart Disease
2014-03-14 04:54:28

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists writing in the Journal of the American Heart Association say pregnant women may have an increased risk of early heart disease when they develop gestational diabetes. Researchers working on a 20-year study found that a history of gestational diabetes may be a risk factor for early atherosclerosis in women during midlife before the onset of diabetes and metabolic diseases. Gestational diabetes develops only during pregnancy...

2013-04-26 14:08:30

A study presented today at the International Liver CongressTM 2013 — which evaluated the relationship between non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), early predictors of atherosclerosis and the 10-year Framingham risk score (FRS) — showed that NAFLD increases the risk of early atherosclerotic lesions independent of established cardiovascular (CV) risk factors. NAFLD is one of the most common causes of chronic liver disease. Patients with NAFLD have an excess prevalence of CV...

2013-02-28 14:14:32

Artery wall thickening already present at birth The walls of the body's major artery - the aorta - are already thickened in babies born to mums who are overweight or obese, finds a small study published online in the Fetal and Neonatal Edition of Archives of Disease of Childhood. Importantly, this arterial thickening, which is a sign of heart disease, is independent of the child's weight at birth - a known risk factor for later heart disease and stroke. And it may explain how...

Snoring Linked To Cardiovascular Health Risks
2013-01-25 04:50:36

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from Henry Ford Hospital recently found that snoring could signal health risks in the future. In particular, the scientists discovered that snorers have a greater risk of developing thickening or abnormalities in the carotid artery as compared to individuals who are overweight, smoke, or exhibit high cholesterol. "Snoring is more than a bedtime annoyance and it shouldn't be ignored. Patients need to seek treatment...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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