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Ultrasound helps stroke treatment

...ing to surgeons, they use sound waves to pulverize gallstones and now stroke experts are trying to determine if less powerful ultrasound can improve the efficacy of the clot-busting drugs used to restore blood flow to the brain.// Dr. Andrei Alexandrov, of the University of Texas, said he was using intracranial...

Caffeine fights Gallstones

...s of coffee per day run a lower risk of developing gallstones than those who do not drink coffee. Previous studi...ts. Women are twice as likely to be affected with gallstones than men, and those women who are overweight or have experienced rapid weight loss ran a higher risk...

The Benefits Of Nuts

...also say that dietary fiber may reduce the risk of gallstones by improving insulin sensitivity and decreasing recirculation of bile acids....

Trans fatty acids increase the risk of gallstone disease.

...p, 2356 new cases of patients withsymptoms who had gallstones were recorded. The resultwhich was adjusted for difference in age and otherassociated risk factors showed that those men who hadtaken higher amounts trans fatty acids had a greaterrelative risk(1.23) of gallstone diseases comparedwith those who had t...

Trans fatty acids increase the risk of gallstone disease

..., 2356 new cases of patients with symptoms who had gallstones were recorded. The result which was adjusted for difference in age and otherassociated risk factors showed that those men who had taken higher amounts trans fatty acids had a greater relative risk(1.23) of gallstone diseases comparedwith those who ha...

Excessive Belly Fat Could Increase Risk Of Gallstones In Women

...at around the waist are twice as likely to develop gallstones compared to their counterparts. // Gallstones a...inches or more faced double the risk of developing gallstones requiring surgical removal, the researchers found. In addition, a higher waist-to-hip ratio -- a ca...

A large belly: not a sign of richness but cause of worry!

...terology says that belly fat may raise the risk of gallstones in older women.// The findings of the study were...ip ratio were associated with an increased risk of gallstones and gall bladder removal or cholecystectomy in women. Edward Giovannucci of Harvard University and...

OTC sale for Xenical; Diet Drug; gets FDA approval

...tor's advice. The drug can also lead to hepatitis, gallstones and kidney stones, although the exact cause is not clear. But Gbola Amusa, an analyst in London for Sanford C. Bernstein & Company, said, "I'm assuming that the F.D.A. is addressing some things related to how they can ensure that this drug is not u...

Fatal Attraction: Cholesterol linked To Prostate cancer

...erol. So, the direct relationship we found between gallstones and prostate cancer, while it was not statistically significant, suggests a similar biological mechanism may explain the link." Professor Nick James, a cancer specialist at the University of Birmingham, said “There is a lot of circumstantial eviden...

Weight Gaining And Losing May Increase Men's Risk For Gallstones

...ournal, weight cycling may increase men's risk for gallstones later in// life. When a solid mass of cholesterol,...had developed gallstone disease. It was found that gallstones were more likely in men who experienced weight cycling than in those who maintained their weight. Th...

Risk of Acute Pancreatitis Low With Statins

...e enzymes. Acute pancreatitis is usually caused by gallstones or by drinking too much alcohol, but in many cases, the cause is not known. The painful condition often begins in the upper abdomen and may last for a few days.Acute pancreatitis can be a severe, life-threatening illness with many complications. Abou...

Animal Research Uncovers Another Mechanism of Cholesterol Lowering Drug

...ever, when the bile contains too much cholesterol, gallstones can result. These hardened pieces of cholesterol can block the passageway from the gallbladder to the intestine, resulting in severe abdominal pain, liver damage and nutrient malabsorption. The fact that Zetia works in two locations is positive bec...

Gallstone Gene Discovered by Research Team

...o the bile ducts. It is from this cholesterol that gallstones are produced. This modification of the gene result...l from the liver into the bile ducts." Most of the gallstones consist to a high degree of crystallised cholesterol. The medical researcher concludes that, "The ge...

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