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2012-05-01 23:00:59

According to QuickMedical, this new study should encourage more people to monitor their heart and brain health via cholesterol screening. Issaquah, Wa (PRWEB) May 01, 2012 QuickMedical, a leading distributor of the CardioChek® cholesterol testing instrument for healthcare professionals, and the CardioChek® home cholesterol analyzer released a statement today hailing a new study by Kaiser Permanente. The study suggests that high cholesterol levels are a significant risk factor for...

2011-07-18 15:13:35

High levels of 'bad' cholesterol (LDL cholesterol) are a risk factor for developing atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) "” a disease of the major arterial blood vessels that is one of the major causes of heart attack and stroke. Although the use of statins and the adoption of lifestyle changes to reduce LDL cholesterol levels have decreased the incidence of and mortality from ASCVD, many individuals fail to reach target levels of LDL cholesterol. Researchers are therefore...

2010-11-15 20:30:13

Specific, relatively uncommon variations at a region of human chromosome 8 have recently been linked to fat (lipid) levels in the blood that decrease an individual's risk of atherosclerosis (a disease of the major arterial blood vessels that is a main cause of heart attack and stroke). The only currently described gene in this region of chromosome 8 is TRIB1, but it has not been previously linked in any way to regulation of lipid levels. Now, a team of researchers, led by Jan Breslow, at The...

2010-11-12 08:06:59

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Contrary to earlier studies, this long-term study suggests that cholesterol levels in mid-life may not be linked to later development of Alzheimer's disease. The results suggest that large decreases in cholesterol levels in old age could be a better predictor of developing the detrimental disease. "While some studies suggest that cholesterol is a risk factor for dementia, others have not replicated this finding, so the possible association has been under debate,"...

2010-11-10 18:26:27

Johns Hopkins-led research finds decline in cholesterol levels over time put more women at risk High cholesterol levels in middle age do not appear to increase women's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia later in life, new Johns Hopkins-led research finds, despite a body of scientific evidence long suggesting a link between the two. What the study, published online in the journal Neurology, does find is that women whose cholesterol levels decline from middle age...

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2010-05-10 15:25:00

Consuming more nuts appears to be associated with improvements in blood cholesterol levels, according to a pooled analysis of data from 25 trials reported in the May 10 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "Dietary interventions to lower blood cholesterol concentrations and to modify blood lipoprotein levels are the cornerstone of prevention and treatment plans for coronary heart disease," the authors write as background information in the article....

2009-04-23 11:53:35

A U.S. study suggests physicians using a variety of tools, including a personal digital assistant, provide better cholesterol care than do other physicians. The Wake Forest University study tracked adherence to clinical guidelines at 61 primary care practices. The study aimed to improve treatment of high cholesterol by having physicians use a PDA to assess a patient's risk of heart disease and recommend treatment. Doctors also received copies of the National Cholesterol Education Program...

2009-02-24 18:36:11

Cholesterol-reducing drugs known as statins may lessen brain function, an Iowa State University scientist suggests. Yeon-Kyun Shin said the results of his study show that drugs that inhibit the liver from making cholesterol may also keep the brain from making cholesterol, which is vital to efficient brain function. If you deprive cholesterol from the brain, then you directly affect the machinery that triggers the release of neurotransmitters, Shin said in a statement. Neurotransmitters...

2009-02-19 18:27:59

U.S. researchers, in an animal study, link high-fat diets -- even short-term -- to inflammation that can lead to heart disease. The study, published in Circulation Research, finds the fat cells surrounding the coronary arteries become highly inflamed after mice are fed a high-fat diet for only two weeks. This is independent of weight gain or blood lipids -- cholesterol levels, study senior author Dr. Neal Weintraub of the University of Cincinnati said in a statement. This is a warning to...

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2009-02-11 15:55:00

New research from the University of Surrey has confirmed that limiting egg consumption has little effect on cholesterol levels, BBC News reported. The study suggests that most people could eat as many eggs as they wanted without damaging their health. Numerous studies of egg nutrition were analyzed and the team found that the idea of eating more than three eggs a week was bad for you is still a widespread misconception based on out-of-date evidence. In fact, eating saturated fats was far more...


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