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Study Challenges Risk Of Saturated Fats
2013-10-25 10:50:59

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The cardiovascular risk of eating butter, cheese, red meat and other foods high in saturated fat has been overstated, and the cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins are being overprescribed, according to new research appearing in the latest edition of the British Medical Journal. Study author Aseem Malhotra, and interventional cardiology specialist registrar at Croydon University Hospital in London, wrote that while “the...

2013-10-18 23:25:27

Plaintiff in Lipitor Lawsuit Is Seeking to Have All Federal Claims Involving Allegations of Type 2 Diabetes Consolidated in a Multidistrict Litigation in South Carolina Federal Court Columbus, OH (PRWEB) October 18, 2013 Lipitor lawsuits are now being evaluated by Wright & Schulte LLC, an experienced personal injury law firm, on behalf of individuals who allegedly developed Type 2 diabetes due to their use of Lipitor. According to court documents, a Plaintiff in a Lipitor lawsuit...

2013-10-15 23:02:51

The Firm is investigating Lipitor lawsuits on behalf of patients who developed Type 2 diabetes, allegedly due to their use of Lipitor. New York, New York (PRWEB) October 15, 2013 Lipitor lawsuits (http://www.thelipitorlawsuit.com/) continue to mount in courts around the country, prompting a plaintiff who allegedly developed Type 2 diabetes from their use of the statin to file a second motion seeking the establishment of a multidistrict litigation for all federally-filed Lipitor claims,...

2013-10-11 23:02:07

The Firm is evaluating Lipitor lawsuits on behalf of individuals who were treated with the popular statin medication and developed Type 2 diabetes. New York, New York (PRWEB) October 11, 2013 As Lipitor lawsuit claims (http://www.thelipitorlawsuit.com/) continue to mount in courts throughout the U.S., Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes that all current and future Lipitor diabetes claims filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois have been consolidated for the...

2013-10-03 09:34:17

Study adds to evidence of link between dental and heart health Statins, commonly prescribed medications for lowering cholesterol, also reduced inflammation associated with gum disease in a new study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The study suggests that steps taken to reduce gum disease may also reduce inflammation in the arteries and vice versa. "Periodontal disease is characterized by chronic gum inflammation and affects approximately 50 percent...

2013-10-02 10:48:44

Hopkins researchers reviewed dozens of studies on cognitive effects A review of dozens of studies on the use of statin medications to prevent heart attacks shows that the commonly prescribed drugs pose no threat to short-term memory, and that they may even protect against dementia when taken for more than one year. The Johns Hopkins researchers who conducted the systematic review say the results should offer more clarity and reassurance to patients and the doctors who prescribe the statin...

2013-09-24 11:02:46

Study translates to humans a finding previously shown in lab animals that could lead to new therapy to use with statins or in place of them University at Buffalo translational researchers are developing a richer understanding of atherosclerosis in humans, revealing a key role for stem cells that promote inflammation. The research was published last month in PLOS One. It extends to humans previous findings in lab animals by researchers at Columbia University that revealed that high...

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  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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