Navigation Links
Study shows pine bark naturally reduces cardiovascular risk factors in diabetics
Date:5/28/2008

were instructed to continue taking their prescription medications.

Blood pressure and heart rate were recorded at baseline and at biweekly follow-up visits physicians tried to lower the patients individual anti-hypertensive medication with aim to keep it below 130 mmHg. At monthly follow-up visits, all unused prescription medications were collected and counted. Change from baseline at weeks four, eight and 12 were calculated after eight hours of fasting for assessing plasma glucose, LDL cholesterol and endothelin-1. Urinary protein concentration was measured from spot urine samples on a monthly basis.

In the Pycnogenol treated groups, results revealed Pycnogenol achieved blood pressure control in 58.3 percent of patients at the end of the 12 weeks with 50 percent reduction in prescription medications. Plasma endothelin-1, a very potent hormone-like arterial constrictor which is typically elevated in diabetes patients, decreased by 17.8 percent. The constriction of arteries is believed to be the cause of hypertension and the decreased endothelin-1 with Pycnogenol is suggested to be the cause for the healthier blood pressure. The mean average blood glucose decreased from high 142.3 mg/dL to a healthy value 118.6, a decrease by 16.7% after 12 weeks. Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol improved significantly, declining by 11.9%.

It is amazing to see that adding Pycnogenol to the regimen of prescription medication brought blood glucose to healthy levels, allowed half the patients to reach healthy blood pressure and enabled 58% to even lower their anti-hypertensive medication, said Watson. An absolutely new finding is that Pycnogenol appears to improve kidney function in diabetic people, this deserves more attention in future investigations. Pycnogenol should be standard adjunct to pharmaceutical treatment of diabetic patients to help control an array of cardiovascular problems.

In the past four years alone, numerous studies h
'/>"/>

Contact: Melanie Nimrodi
mnimrodi@mww.com
312-546-3508
MWW Group
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. New study reveals brain cell mechanism of alcohol dependence
2. Looking Tired or Angry May Have More to do With Facial Aesthetics Than How You Feel, ASPS Study Reveals
3. Study Shows Pine Bark Naturally Reduces Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Diabetics
4. Study Showed ALIMTA(R) (pemetrexed for injection) Improved Survival in Certain Types of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
5. Global study reveals differences in standard of care for osteoporosis across the world
6. New study shows positive role physical therapists play in lymphedema diagnois and treatment
7. RTOG Study Likely Treatment Option for Brain Tumor Patients like Sen. Kennedy
8. New CDC Study Shows Smoke-Free Laws Spreading Across U.S. and Should Spur Remaining States to Take Action
9. Experimental agent blocks prostate cancer in animal study
10. Study finds unique HIV vaccine formula elicits strong immune responses
11. First of its kind study compares high school knee injuries by sport and gender
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Study shows pine bark naturally reduces cardiovascular risk factors in diabetics
(Date:11/27/2014)... November 28, 2014 The American Society for ... social media campaign in honor of World AIDS Day 2014. ... tested. Find a cure.” icon and infographic designed to generate ... getting tested for HIV. , ASCP has asked members to ... “Give a minute. Get Tested. Find a cure.” icon and ...
(Date:11/27/2014)... 2014 Cambrionix Ltd today announced that it ... a ranking of the 50 fastest-growing technology companies in the ... the last five years. Cambrionix Ltd grew 2989 percent ... in the region of Cambridgeshire and East and first in ... “This award is recognition of the hard work put in ...
(Date:11/27/2014)... 27, 2014 Nearly 1,100 Risperdal ... in a consolidated litigation now underway in Pennsylvania ... Documents recently updated in the Philadelphia Court of ... state proceeding, all of which involve a drug ... psychiatric conditions. Many of the cases in this ...
(Date:11/27/2014)... 27, 2014 In order to enable people ... Fla., designed an easy way to avoid touching a toilet ... then created a prototype of the patent-pending Toilet Tamer, a ... toilet seat and/or lid in a more sanitary manner. It ... of germs. Overall, it promotes good hygiene and peace of ...
(Date:11/27/2014)... Two international trainers and lecturers on ... help one person with significant needs but limited means ... Dr. Mamaly Reshad of the Anacapa Dental Art Institute ... website devoted to helping dentist learn about using All-on-4™ ... be devoted to helping a patient who has damaged ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:ASCP Launches Social Media Campaign in Honor of World AIDS Day 2Health News:Cambrionix Ltd Ranks Top 10 in the Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50 2Health News:Cambrionix Ltd Ranks Top 10 in the Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50 3Health News:Cambrionix Ltd Ranks Top 10 in the Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50 4Health News:New Risperdal Lawsuits Added to Philadelphia Litigation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:New Risperdal Lawsuits Added to Philadelphia Litigation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:New Risperdal Lawsuits Added to Philadelphia Litigation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:World-Renowned Oxnard All-on-4™ Dental Implants Experts to Give Away Full Mouth Rehabilitation Annually 2Health News:World-Renowned Oxnard All-on-4™ Dental Implants Experts to Give Away Full Mouth Rehabilitation Annually 3Health News:World-Renowned Oxnard All-on-4™ Dental Implants Experts to Give Away Full Mouth Rehabilitation Annually 4Health News:World-Renowned Oxnard All-on-4™ Dental Implants Experts to Give Away Full Mouth Rehabilitation Annually 5
... anything but. Faced with health problems, financial issues and ... 65 years and older suffer from depression. While research ... problem, another group - centenarians - has been left largely ... hasn,t been studied thoroughly in this group," said Adam Davey, ...
... the new iPhone yet? Do you like changing jobs now ... on holiday to different places every year? Then maybe your ... developed. Both of them are centres in the brain. The ... in the striatum, whereas the hippocampus is responsible for specific ...
... facility located in Palm Springs, California has recently completed work on ... décor of the facility, but the overall recovery experience as well. ... ... -- The remodeling project, which took nearly a year and half ...
... to cut fat, salt a quick fix without losing taste, ... can eat healthier this holiday season by altering recipes and ... Extension Service. , Holiday cooks can reduce the sugar, ... a noticeable difference in taste, nutrition specialist Mary Bielamowicz said ...
... parents and schools need to work together to stop ... News) -- Behavior that was once dismissed as "kids ... as mounting research shows the negative effects on both ... and even kids themselves are coming up with new ...
... Corporation,(Nasdaq: HSKA ) today announced it will ... Annual Biotech and Specialty Pharma Conference on,December 2, 2008 ... New York, NY.,The presentation is scheduled to begin at ... be available via live webcast and for two weeks,following ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Bittersweet milestones 2Health News:'Wiring' in the brain influences personality 2Health News:California Drug Rehab Facility Completes Comprehensive Remodeling Project 2Health News:California Drug Rehab Facility Completes Comprehensive Remodeling Project 3Health News:Substitutions Make Holiday Fare Healthier 2Health News:Getting Tough on Bullying 2Health News:Getting Tough on Bullying 3
(Date:11/26/2014)... Nov. 26, 2014   Royal Philips ... announced expanded availability of its portfolio of ... wDR, MobileDiagnost Opta[i] , ProGrade and PrimaryDiagnost[ii]. With ... available in the U.S., and availability of all ... offers Philips, customers innovative solutions designed to meet ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... Nov. 26, 2014 Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ... completion of previously announced concurrent financing transactions resulting ... and estimated offering expenses, Lexicon anticipates net proceeds ... transactions consisted of: , a public ... to a registration statement that has been declared ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... Nov. 26, 2014 Scott Steiger lives in ... the world. As an engineer for the past 20 years, he,s ... the military service. He,s been to six of the seven continents. ... Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141126/161076 Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141126/161077 ... he has a pretty good idea of what,s required. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Philips expands global reach of diagnostic X-Ray solutions 2Philips expands global reach of diagnostic X-Ray solutions 3Lexicon Announces Completion Of $280 Million In Financing Transactions 2Lexicon Announces Completion Of $280 Million In Financing Transactions 3Steiger Has Created the First Pill Case Specifically Designed For Travel 2
... announces that a new market research report is ... Drug Discovery in Emerging Markets ... markets have represented important growth opportunities for the ... the extent to which this has been accompanied ...
... Calif., Jan. 11, 2011 STAAR Surgical Company (Nasdaq: ... marketer of minimally invasive ophthalmic products, today announced that ... 31, 2010 to exceed $14.2 million. Revenues for the ... over 2009 revenues, driven by an increase of approximately ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Reportlinker Adds Innovative Drug Discovery in Emerging Markets 2Reportlinker Adds Innovative Drug Discovery in Emerging Markets 3STAAR Surgical Announces Fourth Quarter 2010 Revenue Expected to Exceed $14.2 Million 2STAAR Surgical Announces Fourth Quarter 2010 Revenue Expected to Exceed $14.2 Million 3STAAR Surgical Announces Fourth Quarter 2010 Revenue Expected to Exceed $14.2 Million 4
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
Medicine Products: