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Winter's Cold May Lead To Higher Cholesterol Levels: Study
2014-03-28 12:02:26

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Past research has shown that heart attacks and heart-related deaths rise during the winter months and researchers at Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease recently found that increased cholesterol levels may be to blame. The new study, which is being presented at the American College of Cardiology's 63rd Annual Scientific Session in Washington, DC this week, is based on cholesterol parameters among a sample...

Cholesterol-Lowering Benefits Of The Strawberry
2014-02-26 07:15:44

[ Watch the Video: The Health Benefits Of Strawberries ] FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology A team of volunteers ate half a kilo of strawberries a day for a month to see whether it altered their blood parameters in any way. At the end of this unusual treatment, their levels of bad cholesterol and triglycerides reduced significantly, according to the analyses conducted by Italian and Spanish scientists. Several studies had already demonstrated the antioxidant...

2013-12-03 08:34:15

FOLSOM, Calif., Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study published in Metabolism indicates a diet with walnuts may reduce cardiovascular disease risk by lowering non-HDL cholesterol(1) and apolipoprotein B(2) (ApoB) - two predictors of cardiovascular disease risk. Researchers at University of Munich Medical Center, Germany investigated the effects of daily walnut consumption (43 grams/1.5 ounce) on blood lipid levels that predict cardiovascular disease risk, and found non-HDL cholesterol...

2013-11-18 20:38:54

Findings follow previous study showing that commonly used equation underestimates heart disease danger for many at high risk Johns Hopkins researchers have developed a more accurate way to calculate low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, the so-called "bad" form of blood fat that can lead to hardening of the arteries and increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. If confirmed and adopted by medical laboratories that routinely calculate blood cholesterol for patients, the researchers...

A Better Way To Measure Cholesterol
2013-03-27 05:07:55

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The formula currently used to calculate an individual´s “bad” cholesterol levels is often inaccurate, sometimes underestimating low-density lipoprotein (LDL) levels in those most at risk, researchers from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have discovered. Their study, published online in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, explains that the Friedewald equation — which has been...

Cholesterol Levels Can Change With The Seasons
2013-03-08 05:28:53

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online People with borderline high cholesterol could be at greater risk of having a heart attack during the winter months, according to a new study which reveals that both HDL and LDL levels fluctuate from season to season. A team of researchers led by Filipe Moura, MD, a PhD student at the State University of Campinas in Brazil, evaluated lipid profiles of more than 225,000 individuals who had health screenings at primary care...

2012-10-09 03:20:33

MUMBAI, India, October 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Indians shun healthy food, at high risk for heart disease, says Saffolalife Study Younger population at high risk The Saffolalife Study 2012 revealed that 75 percent males in the age group of 30-34, stood at Cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk as compared to 57 percent females, highlighting how the younger male working force were falling prey to heart diseases....