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Statin can prevent strokes, besides lowering lipids


January 5th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 5 (IANS) Scientists have identified a molecular pathway to lower cholestrol and clotting using statins, a class of cholesterol-lowering drugs, reveals a study.People with high cholestrol are at ... Read more...

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New study raises questions over broader use of statins


June 29th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 29 (ANI): There is no evidence that using cholesterol-lowering statins can reduce the risk of death in people at high risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) but without any prior history ... Read more...

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Cholesterol testing can be performed without fasting in kids: Study


May 3rd, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): Usually children are asked to fast overnight before a cholesterol test. Now, a new study has suggested that this may not always be necessary."Cholesterol testing can be very ... 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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Banning trans fats from foods would prevent thousands of deaths


April 16th, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 16 (ANI): Two senior doctors have called for a ban on trans fats from all foods in the UK, claiming that prohibition on the trans fatty acids would prevent thousands ... Read more...

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Exercise counters negative effects of weight regain


March 3rd, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 3 (IANS) With the obesity rate rising among adults and children, researchers have found that exercising during weight regain can maintain metabolic health and disease risk. In a study by University ... Read more...

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Exercise defies negative effects of weight regain


March 3rd, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Regaining weight is very detrimental to health but a new study suggests that exercise can counter those negative effects.Researchers at University of Missouri have found that exercising during ... Read more...

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Avocados and eggs good for the health


November 29th, 2009 - 11:20 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 29 (ANI): Avocados raise good cholesterol levels that boost heart health, say experts.What's more, there is no harm in including eggs in a heart patient's diet, the experts added.Early Show ... Read more...

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Fasting ‘not essential’ before cholesterol test


November 11th, 2009 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 11 (ANI): People may no longer require to fast before having a cholesterol test, for a new study found that the results were just as accurate if the patient had ... Read more...

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‘Olive oil offers best protection from heart attack’


April 2nd, 2009 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 2 (IANS) Portuguese scientists have identified an anti-oxidant in olive oil that offers the greatest protection from heart attack and stroke. Their study shows that the anti-oxidant in question, DHPEA-EDA, ... Read more...

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Clue found for failure of cholesterol-lowering drugs


June 17th, 2008 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 17 (IANS) A variation in the way a single protein is processed by the body might account for some people's failure to respond to drugs that lower "bad" cholesterol, according ... Read more...

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Researchers develop new blood test to predict metabolic syndrome risk


May 21st, 2008 - 3:22 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 21 (ANI): A new blood test, developed by researchers at the University of Minnesota, has found that people with high levels of a type of damaged cholesterol are at ... Read more...

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Vegan diet may protect Rheumatoid arthritis patients against heart attacks


March 18th, 2008 - 3:17 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 18 (ANI): If you are a Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patient, then going on gluten- free vegan diet might not be such a bad idea, for new research has found ... Read more...

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High triglycerides, other cholesterol linked to increased risk of stroke


December 27th, 2007 - 1:36 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 27 (ANI): A new research by the University of California Los Angeles has revealed that people with high triglycerides (fatty acids), and non-high density lipoprotein cholesterol have an increased risk ... Read more...

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