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2011-03-14 08:00:00

WILMINGTON, Del., March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) today announced the launch of a partnership with Food University(TM) -- a culinary education and entertainment platform -- to educate people about the importance of maintaining a healthy diet as one way to help manage cholesterol. In support of its cholesterol-lowering medication CRESTOR® (rosuvastatin calcium), the AstraZeneca partnership with Food University aims to empower people to take control...

2011-03-08 12:44:33

Blood lipid and lipoprotein concentrations and colorectal cancer risk in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition 2011 High levels of "good" (high density lipoprotein) HDL cholesterol seem to cut the risk of bowel cancer, suggests research published online in Gut. The association is independent of other potentially cancer-inducing markers of inflammation in the blood. The researchers base their findings on participants in the European Prospective Investigation into...

2011-03-02 16:14:09

A promising new way to inhibit cholesterol production in the body has been discovered, one that may yield treatments as effective as existing medications but with fewer side-effects. In a new study published in the journal Cell Metabolism, a team of researchers from the UNSW School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences - led by Associate Professor Andrew Brown "“ report that an enzyme - squalene mono-oxygenase (SM) - plays a previously unrecognised role as a key checkpoint in...

2011-02-28 10:44:00

FRESNO, Calif., Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Newly released research from Penn State University highlights phytosterols, found in pistachios, may improve cholesterol, a factor in cardiovascular health. "We already know that pistachios are a naturally cholesterol-free food, but this new study suggests that phytosterols, or plant sterols, in pistachios may help to reduce the absorption of cholesterol," said Constance Geiger, PhD, RD, CD and nutrition expert for the Western Pistachio...

2011-02-21 14:35:46

Study finds higher cholesterol levels only increase risk of stroke in men A study by researchers in Denmark revealed that increasing levels of non-fasting triglycerides are associated with an increased risk of ischemic stroke in men and women. Higher cholesterol levels were associated with greater stroke risk in men only. Details of this novel, 33-year study are now available online in Annals of Neurology, a journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the American Neurological...

2011-02-16 12:57:10

IRCM's Dr. Nabil G. Seidah and his team publish 6 articles on PCSK enzymes Recent studies conducted at the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montr©al (IRCM) on a group of PCSK enzymes could have a positive impact on health, from cholesterol to osteoporosis. A team led by Dr. Nabil G. Seidah, Director of the Biochemical Neuroendocrinology research unit, has published six articles in prestigious scientific journals over the past four months, all shedding light on novel functions of...

2011-02-08 14:00:00

CINCINNATI, Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- An estimated 102 million Americans have cholesterol levels that are considered borderline high-risk(1). This staggering fact makes lowering cholesterol one of the most imperative things to do to promote overall heart health. Unfortunately, too few people understand the essential steps in reaching this goal. Metamucil and Dr. Michael Roizen, Chairman of the Wellness Institute at Cleveland Clinic and host of the upcoming PBS series, "Younger You,"...

2011-02-07 15:47:09

How long your parents lived does not affect how long you will live. Instead it is how you live your life that determines how old you will get, reveals research from the University of Gothenburg recently published in the Journal of Internal Medicine. It is often assumed that people with parents who lived to be very old are more likely to live to a grand old age themselves. "But that's just not true "“ our study shows that hereditary factors don't play a major role and that lifestyle has...

2011-01-13 15:23:00

Heart Disease is the Number One Health Risk for Women Today -- It's Time for Each Woman to Take Charge of Her Own Heart Health Woman's Day presents an in-depth, step-by-step guide to lifesaving changes for each woman to consider to drastically reduce her risks. NEW YORK, Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Woman's Day, on newsstands today, unveils that the most important information for women to know is that simple changes can make a huge difference in the long run. Experts, and...

2011-01-13 08:36:10

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- New research shows teenagers with a big sweet tooth could be putting themselves at a higher risk for heart disease. In a new study, reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association, researchers examined the correlation between high amounts of added sugars and the risks of heart disease in teenagers. "This is the first study to assess the association of added sugars and the indicators of heart disease risk in adolescents," Jean Welsh, M.P.H., Ph.D.,...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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