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Monthly Archives: June 2012

Antioxidant Enzyme, GPx3, Reduces Cardiovascular Disease Risk

June 22, 2012

According to a study published by PLoS One, researchers have found an enzyme called glutathione peroxidase (GPx3) can significantly lower the risk of heart disease. Gpx3 is a natural antioxidant that helps the body naturally repair itself and helps protect organisms from oxidant injury. Researchers from the University of Minnesota Medical School, in collaboration...
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Pre-analytical factors that affect testosterone levels in replacement therapy

June 14, 2012

Total testosterone but not free testosterone (especially analog based free testosterone method) is recommended to monitor testosterone levels in patients who receive testosterone replacement therapy by the American Endo Society. It is also recommended to evaluate the patient 3 to 6 months after treatment initiation, aiming at achieving serum testosterone levels in the mid-normal...
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Take Action for Heart Health

June 13, 2012

Our 21st century lifestyle is bumping up our risk of heart disease. The convenience of cars and fast food, coupled with high-stress jobs, too little sleep, and a floundering economy is creating a toxic environment for our heart health. “Over the last couple of decades, the risk for cardiovascular disease has decreased, but now...
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Promotion best for the heart!

June 13, 2012

London, June 8 (IANS) Employees with better promotion prospects are 20 percent less likely to suffer heart disease than those with slender chances of improving their situation. So says a study conducted by professors from the Unversity College London and the University of California, Berkeley. The Telegraph newspaper said the researchers looked at the...
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Meditating helps teens with high blood pressure: Study

June 13, 2012

Regular meditation can help decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease in teens who have high blood pressure, a new study has found. Researchers at Georgia Health Sciences University had 62 black teens with high blood pressure meditate twice a day for 15 minutes. A control group of teens with high blood pressure didn’t meditate....
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Research casts doubt on sugary drinks links to high blood pressure

June 13, 2012

Sodas and carbonated beverages have been linked with an increased risk of developing high blood pressure (hypertension) – with many previous studies suggesting the increased risk is a result of the sugars that such drinks contain. But now a new large scale study has cast doubt on this theory, after finding that the sugar...
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Vitamin D Levels Linked with Breast Cancer Survival Rates

June 13, 2012

The vitamin D levels in women when they are diagnosed with breast cancer may affect how long they will live, according to a new study from Belguim. Women in the study who had the highest vitamin D levels (above 30 nanograms per millileter of blood) were about half as likely to die within five...
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Diabetes Rates Increase Significantly Among American Youth

June 13, 2012

PHILADELPHIA, PA–(Marketwire -06/09/12)- The first analysis of diabetes trends among American youth reveals that the prevalence of both type 1 and type 2 increased among young people substantially over the past decade. Researchers also found that complications such as nerve damage are already emerging in young people, raising concerns about the long-term health consequences...
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Pre-hypertension a warning signal

June 13, 2012

Blood pressure is a measure of the force of blood against the walls of arteries. Blood pressure is recorded as two numbers: systolic (top number) over diastolic (bottom number). The systolic number represents the pressure when the heart beats and the diastolic number is the pressure when the heart is at rest between beats....
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Healthy Heart for Life

June 13, 2012

Ready for some exciting health news? “Ninety-nine percent of heart disease is preventable by changing your diet and lifestyle,” said Dr. Dean Ornish, a clinical professor of medicine at the University of California at San Francisco and author of Dr. Dean Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease. What’s more, scientists are discovering that we...
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Diabetes Could Be Reduced With Aggressive Treatment Of Pre-Diabetes, Study

June 13, 2012

Featured Article Academic Journal Main Category: Diabetes Article Date: 11 Jun 2012 – 2:00 PDT Treating pre-diabetes early and aggressively with intensive lifestyle changes or medication could be an effective way to significantly reduce the chances of developing type 2 diabetes later. This was the implication of a new study reported online first in...
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Sanofi’s Lantus shows no cancer, heart risks: study

June 13, 2012

PARIS (Reuters) – Sanofi‘s insulin Lantus does not put people at risk of cancer, heart attacks or strokes when taken over long periods, according to a major study in which the drug failed to prove it can prevent heart disease in early-stage diabetics. Although a positive result on heart disease could have widened Lantus’s...
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Heart Disease and RA Patients

June 13, 2012

Although rheumatoid arthritis sufferers are at higher risk than normal of cardiovascular disease, the assessment tools that physicians have been using often underestimate the danger. Now, however, according to a June 4th Mayo Clinic news release, researchers at the world-renowned clinic say that a special type of ultrasound called speckle-tracking echocardiography offers hope for...
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Diabetes Drug Metformin May Cut Breast Cancer Risk in Older Women

June 13, 2012

MONDAY, June 11 (HealthDay News) — A widely prescribed drug, metformin, may lower the risk of invasive breast cancer in postmenopausal women with diabetes, a new study indicates. The research, published online June 11 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, echoes other recent studies that have suggested the diabetes drug may help cut the...
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Experimental Surgery Targets Stubbornly High Blood Pressure

June 13, 2012

But these efforts fail in a surprising number of patients. On three or more medications, many still suffer from uncontrolled hypertension and with it a heightened risk of heart attack and stroke. Now, doctors are experimenting with an innovative but drastic new approach that may help lessen the danger in patients for whom nothing...
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