Navigation Links
High HDL Levels Protect Heart Health
Date:9/26/2007

Reduced risk of cardiovascular trouble even when LDL levels were low, study finds

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 26 (HealthDay News) -- High levels of "good" HDL cholesterol protect against heart disease and stroke no matter what the blood levels of "bad" LDL cholesterol are, a new study shows.

The incidence of heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular problems was 40 percent lower in the one-fifth of participants in a major trial who had the highest HDL cholesterol levels, regardless of their LDL cholesterol levels, according to a report in the Sept. 27 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. The protective effect of high HDL readings was evident even in patients with an LDL reading below 70, well under the recommended level for heart health.

"The fundamental important message of the paper is that if you take HDL high enough, LDL doesn't matter," said study author Dr. Philip Barter, director of the Heart Research Institute in Sydney, Australia.

LDL cholesterol is involved in the formation of fatty plaques that eventually can block an artery; HDL cholesterol prevents the formation of those plaque.

"What we desperately need is a new drug to raise HDL levels," Barter said.

No such drug is in sight, however. Pfizer halted a 15,000-participant trial of an HDL-raising drug, torcetrapib, last year, because the death rate was higher in those taking the drug than in those taking a placebo. Pfizer had planned to market torcetrapib in combination with its LDL-lowering statin, Lipitor.

The only available HDL-raising drug therapy now available is large doses of niacin, which can increase HDL levels by about 20 percent, Barter said. But that treatment has annoying side effects, such as serious skin flushing and itching, he said. New formulations have lessened but not eliminated the side effects, he added.

Barter is now doing studies to determine whether the damage caused by torcetrapib
'/>"/>

Copyright©2007 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Lead levels in disturbed soil post-Katrina unsafe
2. Pump up the Thiamine levels after gastric surgery
3. Low testosterone levels lead to eating disorders
4. Genetics and cholesterol levels
5. Decrease in testosterone levels lead to Alzheimers
6. Levels Of Blood Proteins May Help Heart Disease Care
7. Breast cancer risk doubles by high sex hormone levels
8. Elevated Ozone Levels Hurt Sperm Count
9. Elevating Manganese Levels hold back HIV
10. High Levels of Protein Linked to Brain Shrinkage
11. High iron levels may cause Cardiovascular Disease in women
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/3/2015)... ... 03, 2015 , ... DiabetesSisters Welcomes Carol Wysham to Board ... of Carol Wysham, MD, to their esteemed Board of Directors. Dr. Wysham was ... Warren, Matt Stella, Tricia Cedotal, Andrea Thomas, Wanda Nicholson and Vicki Norris. As ...
(Date:9/3/2015)... ... ... A scar is an unavoidable result of incision or injury to the skin. Unsightly as ... itself. The appearance of a scar is dependent on many factors – the size and ... scars fade to near invisibility on their own over a period of months,” says ...
(Date:9/3/2015)... ... 03, 2015 , ... The new In-Office whitening kit from ... The Clinicians Report is a leading information source to the dental industry. Product ... Whiter Image's In-Office whitening kits were favorably validated for use in the dental ...
(Date:9/3/2015)... ... September 03, 2015 , ... James Earl Jones will be ... In this episode, James Earl Jones will introduce a segment that discusses why it ... and how workplace wellness can be fostered in any working environment. , Employers are ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... ... September 03, 2015 , ... The Aspen Clinic (TAC), located in ... towards kick-starting and inspiring wellness in the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond. , Amanda ... whole mind-body approach to fitness - we are much more than a gym. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Carol H. Wysham, MD, Joins DiabetesSisters Board of Directors 2Health News:Do I Have To Live With That Scar? 2Health News:Do I Have To Live With That Scar? 3Health News:Do I Have To Live With That Scar? 4Health News:Whiter Image Products Get Positive Rating From The Clinicians Report 2Health News:James Earl Jones Hosts a New "Voices In America" Piece on Making the Workplace Healthier 2Health News:TAC Introduces New Retreats for Fall Fitness 2
... , ... announces that their Electronic Health Record, Perfect Care EHR® ... Information Technology (CCHIT®) and is Preliminary ARRA 2011 certified, ... Use Objectives for Eligible Providers under the American Recovery ...
... drug cocktail might be the right mix to fight ... Details of a new study supporting this approach suggest ... work again. The findings were presented today at the ... involves post-menopausal women whose advanced breast cancers are fueled ...
... that could prevent another blood clot, study finds , ... stroke survivors don,t take medications that can reduce their risk ... stroke is caused by blocked blood flow in the brain. ... ischemic stroke. These include blood thinners (antithrombotic medications), of which ...
... , , , WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Dec. 11 ... officers once again put the spotlight on mass murder in ... killings at Fort Hood, the Washington case raised questions about ... rampage. , Andrew Smiler, an assistant professor of psychology at ...
... , DALLAS, Dec. 11 For their ... rehabilitation for younger, more active cardiac patients, the Cardiac ... Heart and Vascular Hospital was recently awarded the Innovation ... Rehabilitation (AACVPR). The award acknowledges programs that have enhanced ...
... survey respondents were under 35 when they sought treatment , ... that age is an important factor in the success of ... 18 and older, including 125 women who,ve had fertility treatment. ... were under age 35 when they first sought medical advice ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:NCG Medical, Perfect Care EHR Achieves Preliminary ARRA 2011 Certification From CCHIT 2Health News:NCG Medical, Perfect Care EHR Achieves Preliminary ARRA 2011 Certification From CCHIT 3Health News:Clinical trial advances new approach to re-sensitizing breast cancer 2Health News:Mass Murderers: Why Do They Kill? 2Health News:Baylor Hamilton Heart Hospital Honored for Innovative Rehabilitation Program 2Health News:Baylor Hamilton Heart Hospital Honored for Innovative Rehabilitation Program 3Health News:Women Aren't Waiting to Seek Infertility Help 2
(Date:9/2/2015)... , Sept. 2, 2015 Research ... addition of the "Medical Device Studies: Clinical ... conference to their offering. This ... are involved in gathering clinical evidence required for ... is required for all medical devices and the ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... DUBLIN , Sept. 2, 2015 Research ... of the "New EU Pharmacovigilance Legislation (London, UK ... The 15 new EU modules concerning ... way Pharmacovigilance is conducted in Europe ... at these modules and their requirements, examine how they ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... Sept. 2, 2015 Demers Ambulances is proud to ... their new dealer for the states of Mississippi ... Tennessee . "This will enable Demers ... Benoit Lafortune , Executive Vice-President for Demers Ambulances. "Emergency Equipment ... and Alabama , giving them ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Medical Device Studies: Clinical Evidence Course - London, UK - November 10-11, 2015 2Demers Ambulances has named Emergency Equipment Professionals (EEP) Inc. as their dealer for the states of MS, AL and TN 2
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
Medicine Products: