Tag: "lipoprotein" at medical news
Apples and Lentils Could Help You to Shed Off Those Extra Pounds!
...vements in total blood cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein
(LDL) - sometimes called "bad" cholesterol. High levels of total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol increase the risks for heart disease. After reviewing the findings, Lawrence Cheskin, M.D. said, "There's surprisingly little in the way of studies to ...
High Nonfasting Triglyceride Levels Linked With Cardiovascular Risks
...asting state, which could exclude certain types of lipoprotein
particles (remnant lipoproteins), a possible risk ...els of nonfasting triglycerides, levels of remnant lipoprotein
cholesterol increased. During the follow-up, 1,793 participants experienced a heart attack, 3,479 de...
Cholesterol-lowering Drugs Reduce Risk of Stroke, Heart Attack
...or each 10-percent decrease in LDL, or low-density lipoprotein
bad cholesterol, the risk of stroke was reduced by... People with higher levels of HDL, or high-density lipoprotein
good cholesterol, at the beginning of the study and after one month had a lower risk of stroke....
One Pill may Be Better Than Two for Treating Patients With High Blood Pressure
... including abnormal ratio of total-to-high density lipoprotein
(HDL the 'good' cholesterol), previous stroke, male gender, 55 years or older and smoking. In ASCOT-LLA, researchers examined 10,305 patients with high blood pressure and additional risk factors for heart disease with lowto-moderate cholesterol le...
Medical College Students Help Change Global Health Policy
...tin medicines have been shown to lower low-density lipoprotein
cholesterol (LDL) levels, commonly known as "bad cholesterol," by 25-30 percent in individuals at high-risk for heart disease. Last month, the students from UAEM -- with the assistance of medical librarians from Weill Cornell's Samuel J. Wood Libra...
Lazy Children may Face Chronic Health Problems
... pressure, diabetes and low levels of high-density lipoprotein
(HDL) cholesterol that is good for health. The American Heart Association recommends that children and adolescents participate in at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day. Increased physical activity has been associ...
Regular Exercise may Slightly Increase HDL Levels
...f Internal Medicine. A low level of high-density lipoprotein
cholesterol (HDL-C) is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death worldwide, according to background information in the article. There is strong evidence that individuals who are more physically active have high...
Soy Nuts may Improve Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Levels in Women
... the soy diet also decreased levels of low-density lipoprotein
("bad") cholesterol by an average of 11 percent and levels of apoliprotein B (a particle that carries bad cholesterol) by an average of 8 percent. Cholesterol levels remained the same in women with normal blood pressure. "A 12-millimeter of mercury...
Pistachio Nuts Keep Away Heart Diseases
...rucially, levels of "bad" cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein
(LDL), went down by 11.6 percent. The balance between LDL and "good" cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein
(HDL), was also changed. Participants on the pistachio diet had less LDL relative to HDL after four ...
Wholegrain Oats may Help Lower Cholesterol
...n both total cholesterol and unhealthy low-density lipoprotein
(LDL) cholesterol levels. Elevated overall cholesterol and LDL cholesterol levels are major risk factors for heart disease. In the study, published in the Cochrane Database of Systemic Reviews, researchers reviewed 10 studies on the effects of gi...
Atkin’s Low-carb Diet Best for Weight Los
...en in the other three groups. Their high-density lipoprotein
(HDL), had increased compared to that of women on the other three diets. “The research had a good concept and incredibly pathetic execution,” Zone diet creator Barry Sears told The Associated Press. “It’s a lot easier to follow a diet that tells ...
Rare Mutation Causes Early Heart Disease and Metabolic Syndrome
...tellation of risk factors such as high low-density lipoprotein
(LDL) cholesterol, high triglycerides, low high-density lipoprotein
(HDL) cholesterol, hypertension and diabetes. This study was based on a large family of Iranian an...
Early Life Growth Spurts Protect Against “Bad” Cholesterl
...including higher levels of the harmful low density lipoprotein
(LDL) cholesterol. The researchers found that the effects of the growth spurts in either height or girth could not be explained by weight at birth, which is a well known factor in adult health, or lifetime socioeconomic status. Source-Newswise ...
An Aspirin a Day Keeps Heart Disease Away
...disease should aim to lower their LDL (low density lipoprotein
or "bad" cholesterol) to less than 70 mg/dL. Meanwhile cardiologists at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine are calling for an expansion of the criteria widely used by physicians to detect and assess a postmenopausal woman's chances of deve...
Culturally Specific Diabetes Management Helps Low-Income Patients
...t improvements in A1c, blood pressure, low-density lipoprotein
and triglycerides,” said Gilmer, an associate prof...patients control their blood glucose — low-density lipoprotein
(“bad cholesterol”) and blood pressure are commonly managed risk factors among diabetes patients. ...
New Therapy to Treat Patients With Severely Elevated Cholesterol Levels
...apy, had a remarkable 51% reduction in low-density lipoprotein
(LDL) or “bad cholesterol” levels. "Our study shows that targeted inhibition of the microsomal triglyceride transfer protein (MTP) is highly effective in reducing cholesterol levels in these very high risk patients,” stated Daniel J. Rader, MD, Dir...
HIV Treatments Improve Health, but Nutritional Issues Remain
...ing medical conditions; low levels of high-density lipoprotein
(HDL or ‘good’) cholesterol, hypertension, abdominal obesity, high levels of serum glucose (blood sugar), and/or hypertriglyceridemia, which is an elevation of triglycerides (fatty compounds) in the blood. Metabolic syndrome is often associated with ...
Pharmacy Care Program Can Increase Medication Adherence in Elderly
...sociated effects on blood pressure and low-density lipoprotein
cholesterol. All patients were seen at either Walter Reed Army Medical Center or at the Geriatric Pharmacy Clinic in the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington, D.C. “Elderly patients are at risk for medication adherence problems because most ...
Soy Protein Study Generates New Findings
...d white women with moderately elevated low-density lipoprotein
(LDL) cholesterol levels—those who received isolat...ecrease in total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and lipoprotein
particles. LDL levels decreased by an average of 3.3%, LDL particles decreased by 5.6%, and benefici...
Latest Weight-Loss Pill Offers Modest Results, Blocks 'Munchies'
...red blood lipids (fats) and increased high-density lipoprotein
(“good” cholesterol) by 3.5 mg/dl compared to placebo. But on the flip side, side effects included nausea, dizziness, headache, joint pain and diarrhea. More serious side effects included psychiatric and nervous system disorders. Obesity drugs, w...
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