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Elevated LDL levels in Childhood could be Predictors of Heart Disease

Childhood cholesterol levels may predict a person's risk of developing heart disease in adulthood, according to new research.// ..A new study finds childhood levels of low-density lipoprotein, or LDL, and body mass index (BMI) predict changes in carotid artery wall thickness in young adults. The carotid artery is located in the front of the neck and it transports blood from the heart to the brain...

Plants have ability to significantly lower LDL cholesterol through sterol pills

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have investigated the role of plant sterols in cholesterol lowering ability. They have found that pills containing plant substances called sterols which can help lower cholesterol.// .. ..The study samples were patients already on a heart-healthy diet and taking statin drugs to control cholesterol. They were asked to add plant sterol pill to...

Birds Being Shot Owing To Bird Flu Fear: Wildlife Experts

A wildlife rescue group has raised concerns over swans and other wild birds that are being shot down owing to the bird flu fear //. Despite pleas from wildlife rescue groups, Canada geese, peregrine falcons and healthy swans have been shot in Salisbury. ....The attempts of Salisbury Wildlife Rescue workers to save a swan (found with a broken leg and nine pellets in it's chest) ended up in vain....

Low LDL Levels Lead to Parkinson's Disease

Researchers at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill suggested that low LDL values can increase the incidence of Parkinson’s disease.// ....LDL stands for low density lipoprotein; the low values of LDL are associated with good cardiovascular status. Previously associations have been made between LDL and cardiovascular diseases, smoking and Parkinson’s Disease. .."People with Parkinson's d...

Women Less Likely to Control LDL Cholesterol Levels Than Men

A new study has found that women are significantly less likely than men to have their LDL cholesterol controlled to recommended levels . ......Elevated LDL cholesterol is an important modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular disease, the leading single cause of death for both women and men. ......The study titled 'Improving the Quality of Care for Cardiovascular Disease: Using National Managed...

States' Spending may Help Keep Childless Seniors Independent

Seniors who do not have children to help care for them are less likely to have to go into a nursing home if they live in a state that spends more on home- and community- based services, researchers have found. ......Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago report the finding in the May 11 issue of the Journals of Gerontology: Social Sciences. ......"Traditionally, long term care ha...

Childline Gears Up for Distraught Potter Fans

With the release of the last Harry Potter book only hours away now, helplines are gearing up to answer numerous calls from distraught Potter fans. ......Childline, a free helpline for children and young people has asked its staff to work extra shifts prior to the launch of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows on July 21. ......The helpline has predicted that many young readers will be left fee...

Golf Courses Could Serve as Wildlife Sanctuaries If Managed Properly

Golf courses, if properly managed, could serve as important wildlife sanctuaries, a recent study by a University of Missouri-Columbia researcher has revealed . ......"There are more than 17,000 golf courses in the United States, and approximately 70 percent of that land is not used for playing. These managed green spaces aren't surrogates for protected land and ecosystems, but they can include s...
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