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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.,...

2011-01-06 17:05:26

Elevated fat and cholesterol levels found in a typical American-style diet play an important role in the growth and spread of breast cancer, say researchers at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson. The study, published in the January issue of The American Journal of Pathology, examines the role of fat and cholesterol in breast cancer development using a mouse model. The results show that mice fed a Western diet and predisposed to develop mammary tumors, can develop larger tumors that are...

2011-01-04 04:04:00

Lifestyle changes between childhood and adulthood appear associated with whether an individual will maintain, improve or develop high-risk cholesterol levels, according to a report in the January issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Over the past 25 years, several studies have assessed whether cholesterol and triglyceride levels in youth carry through to adulthood, according to background information in the article. "Although these...

2010-12-09 03:32:00

ZUG, Switzerland, December 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A scientific panel of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published its positive opinion on a disease risk reduction health claim dossier for oat beta-glucan on 8. December 2010, following an application from CreaNutrition AG submitted pursuant to Article 14 of the EC regulation on nutrition and health claims. According to the positive opinion of the EFSA panel for dietetic products, nutrition and allergies (NDA), foods...

2010-12-02 07:40:45

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ The human brain is loaded with cholesterol, almost all of which has to be produced within the brain itself, where it is critical for normal brain functions. This study shows how critical cholesterol synthesis in the brain is derailed in mice with diabetes. The findings offer a new explanation for the neurologic and cerebral complications that come with diabetes, including cognitive dysfunction, depression, and an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease, according to...

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2010-11-30 14:23:41

Researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center have discovered that diabetes is able to affect how much cholesterol the brain is able to produce. Scientists have discovered that brain cholesterol synthesis, which is the only source of cholesterol for the brain, dropped in several mouse models of diabetes.  "Since cholesterol is required by neurons to form synapses (connections) with other cells, this decrease in cholesterol could affect how nerves function for appetite regulation, behavior,...

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2010-11-02 08:30:27

1 egg yolk worse than a KFC Double Down when it comes to cholesterol Three leading physicians have published a review in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology warning about the danger of dietary cholesterol for those at risk of a heart attack or stroke. And they say one of the worst offenders is the egg yolk which, depending on size, can contain 215 to 275 mg of cholesterol. The Double Down from Kentucky Fried Chicken contains 150 mg of cholesterol. Patients at risk of cardiovascular disease are...

2010-11-01 21:52:47

More evidence the Mediterranean diet is effective in cholesterol control The addition of monounsaturated fat (MUFA) to a cholesterol-lowering dietary portfolio in patients with mild to moderate elevated cholesterol levels increased HDL by 12.5% and lowered LDL levels by 35%, found a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/embargo/cmaj092128.pdf. Low HDL-C levels and high LDL-C levels are a risk factor for cardiovascular...

2010-10-17 20:00:00

SINGAPORE, Oct. 17 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Scientists from Singapore found that tocotrienols, which are members of the Vitamin E family, are effective in lowering the levels of triglyceride, a form of fat in the blood. High levels of triglyceride are closely linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. The scientists found that gamma and delta tocotrienols, derived naturally from palm oil, are potent in lowering triglyceride levels by 28% in the blood of human...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.