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2010-10-05 19:15:44

Thanks to a discovery by a Saint Louis University researcher, scientists have identified an important microRNA that may allow us to better control cholesterol levels in blood. Led by Ángel Baldán, Ph.D., assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at Saint Louis University and published in a recent issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, the study found that the microRNA miR-33, may be key to...

2010-09-25 00:48:22

Findings identify malnutrition and inflammation as key to understanding effects of cholesterol in kidney disease patients To understand the health effects of high cholesterol levels, doctors first need to assess malnutrition and inflammation status in their chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN). Patients with CKD often develop and die from cardiovascular disease (CVD). While it's well...

2010-09-08 08:45:00

Prevention and Detection Services, Such as Cholesterol Screenings, Available at Your Local Pharmacy WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In honor of Cholesterol Education Month, The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) would like to highlight the increasing role of the pharmacist in communities nationwide. In many areas, pharmacists are able to offer cholesterol and blood pressure screenings, as well as other detection and prevention services to help a patient manage their...

2010-09-08 01:06:04

New findings reported in the September issue of Cell Metabolism, a Cell Press publication, appear to explain why people who carry specific and common versions of a single gene are more likely to have high cholesterol and to suffer a heart attack. Studies in mice show that the gene, known as sortilin (SORT1), controls the release of LDL (a.k.a. "bad") cholesterol from the liver into the bloodstream. The findings suggest that SORT1 may be a good target for new cholesterol-lowering drugs,...

2010-09-07 07:00:00

WILMINGTON, Del., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) urges Americans to take important steps to manage their cholesterol during National Cholesterol Education Month in September. Based on current estimates, 102 million Americans aged 20 years or older have borderline high or high cholesterol.(i) Adopting a healthy lifestyle, including a low-fat diet and exercise, along with cholesterol medication if needed, can help lower levels of LDL or "bad" cholesterol.(ii,, iii, iv) To...

2010-08-12 09:44:00

RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Diagnostic Laboratory Inc. (HDL, Inc.), www.myhdl.com, announced today its partnership with Michael F. Richman M.D., F.A.C.S., founder of the Center for Cholesterol Management in Los Angeles, and its combined effort to reverse the alarming increase in chronic diseases. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100812/PH49428-a ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100812/PH49428-a ) (Logo:...

2010-08-05 14:48:22

International research teams uncover multiple genetic risk factors and demonstrate how a non-coding gene variant can contribute to heart disease The true power of genomic research lies in its ability to help scientists understand biological processes, particularly those that "“ when altered "“ can lead to disease. This power is demonstrated dramatically in a pair of papers published today in the journal Nature. In the first, a global team of researchers describes 95 different...

2010-08-05 14:39:41

Scanning the genomes of more than 100,000 people from all over the world, scientists report the largest set of genes discovered underlying high cholesterol and high triglycerides "” the major risk factors for coronary heart disease, the nation's number one killer. Taken together, the gene variants explain between a quarter and a third of the inherited portions of cholesterol and triglyceride measured in the blood. The research, representing scientists from 17 countries, appears in two...

2010-08-05 14:24:50

A global team of researchers co-led by the University of Michigan School of Public Health has discovered or confirmed 95 regions of the human genome where genetic variants are associated with blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels, which are major indicators of heart disease risk. Of the total, 59 variants were associated with cholesterol and triglyceride lipid levels for the first time, said Tanya Teslovich, a postdoctoral research fellow at the U-M School of Public Health and first...

2010-08-05 14:12:01

Discovery may offer new approach to treating coronary artery disease Together with their colleagues from the Global Lipids Genetics Consortium, scientists of Helmholtz Zentrum Mnchen have found 95 gene loci in the human genome, each of which is associated with at least one of the four most important factors of lipoprotein metabolism: total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol and triglycerides. The study focused, along with other aspects, on two key questions: First, are there really...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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