Archive for February, 2011

A study by researchers in Denmark revealed that increasing levels of non-fasting triglycerides are associated with an increased risk of ischemic stroke in men and women. Higher cholesterol levels were associated with greater stroke risk in men only. Details of this novel, 33-year study are now available online in Annals of Neurology, a journal published […] – The way the heart responds to an early beat is predictive of cardiac death, especially for people with no conventional markers of cardiovascular disease, according to new research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The conventional risk factors, such as high cholesterol, smoking, diabetes and high blood pressure, account for […] – Middle-age men and women who have cardiovascular issues, such as high cholesterol and high blood pressure (or hypertension), may not only be at risk for heart disease, but for an increased risk of developing early cognitive decline and memory problems. That’s according to a study released today that will be presented at the […] – Older people with larger waistlines, high blood pressure and other risk factors that make up metabolic syndrome may be at a higher risk for memory loss, according to a study published in the February 2, 2011 online issue of Neurology┬«, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Metabolic syndrome was defined […] – Individuals with fatty liver were five times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those without fatty liver, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM). This higher risk of type 2 diabetes seemed to occur regardless of the patient’s fasting […] – The effect of a high-fat meal on blood vessel walls can vary among individuals depending on factors such as their waist size and triglyceride levels, suggests new research at UC Davis. The new research reinforces the link between belly fat, inflammation and thickening of the arterial linings that can lead to heart disease […]