CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 1988 |
Corn bran should be added to the bandwagon of fiber-rich foods showing promise of significantly lowering cholesterol levels in the blood stream, researchers say. Georgetown University Hospital researchers found when people ate raw corn bran their serum cholesterol was lowered 20% and triglycerides 31%--"the same order of magnitude as reported for oat bran and bean diets," the researchers said.
March 15, 2004 |
An experimental drug that turns off cravings for tobacco and food may become a treatment for the nation's leading causes of death: smoking and obesity. Last week, researchers reported at the American College of Cardiology meeting in New Orleans on the dual punch of Rimonabant, the first in a new class of drugs that block the chemical system that gives marijuana users the munchies.
January 11, 2013 |
If you're pear-shaped and smug, a new study's findings may take you down a peg: For those at slightly increased risk of developing diabetes, fat stored in the buttocks pumps out abnormal levels of two proteins associated with inflammation and insulin resistance. (And that's not good.) The new research casts some doubt on an emerging conventional wisdom: that when it comes to cardiovascular and diabetes risk, those of us who carry some excess fat in our hips, thighs and bottoms ("pear-shaped" people)
December 10, 2001
Preventing heart disease in adulthood begins with reducing risks early in life. Both a child's doctor and parents have roles to play, researchers and cardiologists say. Pediatricians and family practitioners should: * Obtain family health history, including whether parents, grandparents or siblings have had heart attacks, strokes or early heart disease. * Provide dietary guidelines, including limits on the consumption of fatty foods. * Recommend physical activity.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 28, 1995 |
Unfit middle-aged men seeking to cut their risk of heart disease should concentrate on diet, not just exercise, according to a report in the Journal of the American Medical Assn. In the study of 111 sedentary and obese men ages 46 to 80, 44 were told to lose 10% of their body weight, and 49 were told to increase maximum aerobic capacity by 10% while maintaining body weight. The remaining 18 were a control group.
November 18, 2002 |
Taste may not be the only reason garlic appears in so many dishes around the world. The bulb has long been valued for its medicinal qualities. Hippocrates treated infections and intestinal disorders with it, and Muhammad used it to relieve pain from wounds. More recent research has confirmed that the compound allicin in garlic has therapeutic properties. Uses: Garlic is perhaps most popular as a remedy to lower high cholesterol and high blood pressure.
March 22, 2004 |
Babies born during cold weather appear to have more heart disease and insulin resistance, higher triglycerides and poorer lung function later in life than those born when it's warmer outside. The association comes from a health study of 4,286 British women, ages 60 to 79. Researchers determined the dates and locations of their births, then used climate records to pinpoint conditions at the times they were born.
November 8, 2004 |
For people with metabolic syndrome, there is no shortage of the warning signs for heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Now scientists at Yale University Medical School say they have found a molecular common denominator that may help explain why conditions such as obesity, insulin resistance, high blood pressure, high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides tend to cluster in some people.
November 22, 2010 |
The cholesterol drug anacetrapib -- or, rather, the hubbub about it -- shows one thing: Consumers desperately want a cholesterol drug that's both effective and safe. Anacetrapid is showing promise in raising good cholesterol and lowering bad cholesterol. And the Booster Shots blog and this related video explain the optimism surrounding the clinical trials so far. But at least one fact has gotten lost amid the excitement: Many people don’t need to take drugs to lower their cholesterol and boost their HDL or good cholesterol.
November 23, 2009 |
Don't blame Starbucks: Police may have poorer health due to the late shifts and overtime they often work. The resulting sleep deficits may cause them to develop metabolic syndrome, a cluster of symptoms including high blood pressure, insulin resistance and high triglycerides that raises risk for stroke, cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes, a study suggests. The research, published in the Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health and conducted by John Violanti of the State University of New York at Buffalo and colleagues, focused on 98 police officers.