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2011-12-17 08:00:00

Chef Gen, creator and host of the TV cooking series Gen's Guiltless Gourmet, takes a stand against heart disease and high cholesterol this holiday season. Chef Gen offers expert recipe tips on how to make your holiday favorites high in flavor and low in cholesterol. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) December 17, 2011 Healthy Food Expert Chef Gen Anderson offers up some delicious recipe tips for a Heart-Healthy Holiday Season. Gen Anderson, producer and dynamic host of Genâs...

2011-12-16 08:51:53

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Exemestane, a drug that is thought to prevent breast cancer, steadily lowers that levels of ℠good´ cholesterol in women taking the agent. Exemestane, an aromatase inhibitor used to treat estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer, is being tested to prevent breast cancer in women at an increased risk of developing the disease. Georgetown researchers suggest that the effect this agent has on blood lipids may prove to be significant for women at high risk...

2011-12-09 14:19:45

Exemestane steadily lowered levels of "good" cholesterol in women taking the agent as part of a breast cancer prevention study, say researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. Exemestane, an aromatase inhibitor used to treat estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer, is being tested to prevent breast cancer in women at an increased risk of developing the disease. Georgetown researchers say their findings, presented at the 2011 CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer...

2011-12-06 23:21:15

People who carry a malfunctioning copy of a particular gene are especially good at clearing fat from their systems. The report in the December Cell Metabolism, a Cell Press publication, shows how the mutant gene influences metabolism in this way. "It looks like this might be something good to have," says Jan Albert Kuivenhoven of the University Medical Center Groningen in The Netherlands, but not so fast. It remains to be seen whether the people he studied will enjoy a lower incidence of...

2011-11-17 06:45:59

(Ivanhoe Newswire) According to a recent study, patients unable to control their cholesterol levels with medications may someday be able to lower bad cholesterol with a shot. In its first preliminary human tests, the medicine in the new shot lowered low density lipoprotein, or bad cholesterol, in healthy volunteers who received the highest dose an average 64 percent more than those who received an inactive placebo injection. The injected material, targeting a recently-identified...

NIH Calls For Two Cholesterol Checks By Age 21
2011-11-13 05:26:26

Children between the ages of 9 and 11 should have their blood cholesterol levels checked, according to new National Institutes of Health (NIH) guidelines that have been endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Furthermore, they should be tested a second time when they become teenagers or young adults between the ages of 17 and 21, state the new guidelines, which have been published in the journal Pediatrics and were the topic of a Medical News Today article on Saturday....

2011-11-01 21:18:28

Research conducted by Dr. Jayne S. Weiss, Professor and Chair of Ophthalmology at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, and colleagues has found that a defect in a gene involved in a rare disease of the cornea also contributes to the progression of invasive bladder cancer. The findings are published in the November 2011 issue of the peer-reviewed journal, DNA and Cell Biology. It is the featured research of the issue, selected for the cover. Because earlier studies, including Dr. Weiss',...


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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.