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Scientists develop new animal model to tackle liver disease


July 5th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 5 (IANS) Scientists have developed lab opossums as the new animal model to tackle the most common liver disease afflicting up to 15 million Americans for which there ... Read more...

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Ranbaxy approved to make first generic version of Lipitor


December 1st, 2011 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 1 (IANS) India's largest maker of generic drugs, Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd has won US approval to sell a generic version of the world's top-selling cholesterol lowering drug Lipitor ... Read more...

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Apparently healthy, but risk of heart disease exists


October 25th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 25 (IANS) People who do not have the traditional risk factors for atherosclerosis or build-up of fat in artery walls show discrete signs for it, new research says."The ... Read more...

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Eggs shedding cholesterol: US study


February 9th, 2011 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 9 (IANS) If you shy away from eggs because of their high cholesterol content, then there is some good news for you. A study has found a drop in average ... Read more...

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One in six people at risk of stroke, say experts


October 29th, 2010 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) One in six people around the world suffer from stroke, making it the second leading cause of death worldwide, doctors said Friday on World Stroke Day."The main ... Read more...

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Missing protein helps mice on high-fat diet stay slim


April 16th, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16 (ANI): Mice lacking a protein involved in the response to low oxygen stay slim and healthy while on a high-fat diet, a new American research has found.The study conducted ... Read more...

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Obesity protects the body from effects of overeating


March 11th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 11 (ANI): A new study has suggested that getting fatter may be part of your body's defence against the worst effects of unhealthy eating.In recent years, most rich countries, and ... Read more...

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Too much TV leads to early death


January 12th, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): Here's a news flash for couch potatoes everywhere: every hour of television watched per day is linked to an increased risk of early death from cardiovascular disease.Published in ... Read more...

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Watching TV is cutting short your life


January 12th, 2010 - 10:15 am ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh New York, Jan 12 (IANS) Beware, couch time is shortening your life!For every hour of TV viewing, your risk of dying early from heart disease rises by 18 per cent, ... Read more...

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Diet, exercise, weight loss key to lowering blood-cholesterol


November 30th, 2009 - 10:40 am ICT by IANS
Cologne (Germany), Nov 30 (DPA) A healthy diet with lots of seasonal vegetables, fruit and high-fibre foods such as whole grain can often bring high blood-cholesterol levels back to normal, noted ... Read more...

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Aerobic exercise reduces heart disease risk among elderly


October 26th, 2009 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 26 (IANS) Three months of physical activity can improve elasticity in the arteries of older adults with Type 2 diabetes, cutting down the risk of heart disease and stroke, say ... Read more...

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Hormone replacement therapy ‘beneficial for postmenopausal women’


October 5th, 2009 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): Hormone replacement therapy might be beneficial for postmenopausal women at increased heart risk, say researchers."Although it is commonly understood that postmenopausal women, particularly those with early menopause, have ... Read more...

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Lupin buys anti-cholesterol drug rights for $39 mn


September 29th, 2009 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 29 (IANS) Indian pharmaceuticals major Lupin Tuesday said it had acquired the rights for Antara, a drug to treat high blood cholesterol and high triglycerides, for $38.61 million from the ... Read more...

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Kudzu extract shows promise as dietary supplement for metabolic syndrome


August 27th, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): Kudzu, the nuisance vine that has overgrown almost 10 million acres in the southeastern United States, can be used as a dietary supplement for metabolic syndrome.Scientists in Alabama ... Read more...

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Impaired kidney function ups death risks for elderly


January 21st, 2009 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 21 (IANS) Seniors with damaged kidneys are more likely to suffer heart failure, stroke and other causes of mortality, says a new study. These findings indicate that the elderly with ... Read more...

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‘Good cholesterol’ might not be good for you


December 2nd, 2008 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 2 (IANS) Is 'good cholesterol' really good for you; not so, suggests a new study.University of Chicago (U-C) researchers challenged popular notion that simply having high levels of good cholesterol ... Read more...

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Can fish oil replace statins in lowering cholesterol?


July 10th, 2008 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 10 (IANS) With 40 percent of heart patients who take cholesterol-lowering statins stopping the drug in less than a year, doctors have been on the lookout for an alternative. And ... Read more...

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Fish oil and red yeast rice help lower bad blood cholesterol


July 9th, 2008 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): Researchers from University of Pennsylvania Health System have revealed that fish oil and yeast rice supplements can effectively lower bad cholesterol levels, thus proving a better treatment ... Read more...

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Aussies fatter and drunker than ever before


June 24th, 2008 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 24 (ANI): They might be known to have longer life expectancy, but a majority of Oz people are fatter, drunker and have more sexually transmitted diseases than ever before.Obesity ... Read more...

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PET scans show HRT does benefit postmenopausal women


June 17th, 2008 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): A new study by researchers at the University Hospitals of Geneva, Switzerland, has found that the hormone replacement therapy (HRT) does help decrease the risk of developing ... Read more...

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Aggressive cholesterol, blood pressure treatment beneficial for diabetics


April 9th, 2008 - 1:44 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Apr 8 (ANI): A new study has found that aggressively lowering LDL cholesterol and blood pressure can prove beneficial for diabetic patients.Supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood ... Read more...

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Overweight kids show early signs of heart disease


January 13th, 2008 - 2:03 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): A study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has found that kids who are obese or who are at risk for obesity show ... Read more...

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