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2010-05-04 10:03:00

LA JOLLA, Calif., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Kashi Company, the premier natural food company, today released significant data from a heart health survey it recently conducted with EverydayHealth.com, the leader in online health information. Results of the survey, taken by nearly 5,000 health-minded American women, found that almost 60 percent of respondents are very concerned about their heart health. Of this percentage, only 45 percent are under the age of 55. (Logo:...

2010-05-03 08:05:00

Physicians usually ask children to fast overnight before a cholesterol test. New research shows that this may not always be necessary. "Cholesterol testing can be very difficult for families," said Asheley C. Skinner, PhD, lead author of the study presented Sunday, May 2 at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. "When having to fast, this almost always means the child has to return on another morning for the test, which can be very...

2010-04-21 06:56:02

Consuming a higher amount of added sugars in processed or prepared foods is associated with lower levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C, the "good cholesterol") and higher levels of triglycerides, which are important risk factors for cardiovascular disease, according to a study in the April 21 issue of JAMA. "In the United States, total consumption of sugar has increased substantially in recent decades, largely owing to an increased intake of 'added sugars,' defined as caloric...

2010-04-05 14:20:00

RICHMOND, Va., April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Virginia Lawyers Media, publishers of Virginia Lawyers Weekly and the Virginia Medical Law Report, has announced that Tonya Mallory, President and CEO of Health Diagnostic Laboratory, Inc. (HDL, Inc.), has been selected as one of 2010's "Influential Women of Virginia." This awards program, started last year, recognizes the outstanding efforts of women in the Commonwealth in all fields, including law, business, health care, education and the arts. The...

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2010-03-26 13:19:12

A new study from Iowa State University's Nutrition and Wellness Research Center (NWRC) may give men a way to combat high cholesterol without drugs -- if they don't mind sprinkling some flaxseed into their daily diet. Suzanne Hendrich, an ISU professor in food science and human nutrition, led a study that examined the effects of flaxseed lignan in 90 people diagnosed with high cholesterol. The results showed that consuming at least 150 milligrams of flaxseed lignans per day (about three...

2010-02-25 05:18:00

HOUSTON, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Effective today, Steroids.com has gone live under new ownership with the primary goal to educate youths about the dangers of steroid abuse. Backed by the legal team at Womack & Associates of Houston, Texas, Steroids.com aims to become the de-facto informational website related to all things steroids. Steroids.com has also partnered with the Taylor Hooton Foundation (www.taylorhooton.org) to provide an educational resource network to deter teenagers and...

2010-02-02 16:34:50

Simple ways teens can combat high cholesterol and other risk factors for heart disease; initiate small incremental changes during American Heart Month Pamphlets detailing the warning signs associated with heart disease may soon end up in an unexpected location: your child's pediatrician's office. According to new research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in five American teens has at least one risk factor for developing heart disease in adulthood. With heart...

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2010-01-22 07:45:00

According to the CDC, one in five teens in the U.S."”and more than 40 percent of obese teens"”have abnormal cholesterol, whether it's low HDL (good cholesterol); high LDL (bad cholesterol); or high levels of triglycerides, another type of blood fat. These findings suggest that the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) 2008 guidelines - which recommend more aggressive testing and interventions in kids, especially the overweight - make sense. A study was carried out on 3,125...

2009-12-29 08:45:00

NARRAGANSETT, R.I., Dec. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Jeannie Serpa, a noted author and artist, today announced the publication of "Eating Your Way To Low Cholesterol", a comprehensive cookbook of 225 cholesterol lowering recipes and snacks that are easy to prepare. The release of the book was timed for the holiday season when people are less concerned about diet, and is just in time for New Year's resolutions that people can actually keep. The publication contains a complete diet compiled...

2009-12-23 08:30:22

High-density lipoprotein (HDL), known as "good" cholesterol, isn't as protective for people with type 2 diabetes, according to research reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. HDL carries cholesterol out of the arteries, and high levels are associated with a lower risk of heart disease. HDL also helps protect blood vessels by reducing the production of damaging chemicals, increasing the vessels' ability to expand, and repairing damage to the vessel lining....


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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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