How much weightlifting is good for the Heart?

How much weightlifting is good for the Heart? How much weightlifting is good for the Heart? Lifting weights for less than an hour a week may reduce your risk for a heart attack or stroke by 40 to 70 percent, according to a new Iowa State University study. Spending more than an hour in the…

Omega-3 levels better predictors of death risk than cholesterol

Omega-3 levels better predictors of death risk than cholesterol Results showed that the risk for death from any cause was reduced by about 33% comparing in participants with highest omega-3 blood levels while total serum cholesterol was not significantly associated with any of the tracked outcomes Erythrocyte long-chain omega-3 fatty acid levels are inversely associated…

Serious studies on the many risks of statins

I have decided to post a quick data rebuttal, after the publishing of a few misguided headlines (i.e ” Statins have virtually no side-effects, study finds”, and “Give statins to all over-40s, says heart surgery pioneer”, from the London Telegraph ).  This coincides with the wildly unsubstantiated recommendations being presented in prescribing statins . I felt I was…

Cholesterol-drugs cause unusual swellings within neurons resulting in cognitive disturbances

Contact: La Monica Everett-Haynes leverett@email.arizona.edu 520-626-4405 University of Arizona Research reveals possible reason for cholesterol-drug side effects University of Arizona researchers have identified a clue to explain the reversible memory loss sometimes caused by the use of statins, one of the most widely prescribed medications in the world.              IMAGE:   Of 1,040 drugs…

Lipid researcher, 98, reports on the dietary causes of heart disease ” dietary cholesterol is good for your heart “

Contact: Diana Yates diya@illinois.edu 217-333-5802 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign              IMAGE:   Fred Kummerow, a 98-year-old emeritus professor of comparative biosciences at the University of Illinois, explains the primary causes of heart disease. His research contradicts commonly held notions about the role… Click here for more information.      CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — A 98-year-old…

Cholesterol medicine affects energy production in muscles: Up to 75 per cent of patients

Painful side effects Up to 75 per cent of patients who take statins to treat elevated cholesterol levels may suffer from muscle pain. Scientists at the Center for Healthy Aging at the University of Copenhagen have now identified a possible mechanism underlying this unfortunate side effect. The results have just been published in the well-reputed Journal of American…

New insights into link between anti-cholesterol statin drugs and depression

2010 study posted for filing Contact: Michael Bernstein m_bernstein@acs.org 202-872-6042 American Chemical Society Scientists are reporting a possible explanation for the symptoms of anxiety and depression that occur in some patients taking the popular statin family of anti-cholesterol drugs, and reported by some individuals on low-cholesterol diets. These symptoms could result from long-term, low levels…

142nd Health Research Report 16 NOV 2012

  Editors Top five: Caffeine improves recognition of positive words Drinking green tea with starchy food may help lower blood sugar spikes Link Found Between Child Prodigies and Autism Triclosan in cosmetics and personal care products can increase allergy risk Eating more fish could reduce postpartum depression In This Issue: Daily doses of a new…

Daily doses of a new probiotic reduces ‘bad’ and total cholesterol: Lactobacillus reuteri

Abstract 11348 – Embargoed until 8 a.m. PT /11 a.m. ET November 05, 2012 This news release is featured in a news conference at 8 a.m. PT on Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. Study Highlights: A new probiotic lowered LDL “bad” cholesterol and total cholesterol in patients with high cholesterol. The probiotic reduced molecules known as…

Long-term effects of statin therapy could lead to transient or permanent cognitive impairment

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Nick Zagorski nzagorski@asbmb.org 301-634-7366 American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Statins show dramatic drug and cell dependent effects in the brain Besides their tremendous value in treating high cholesterol and lowering the risk of heart disease, statins have also been reported to potentially lower the risks of other…

Cholesterol-reducing drugs may lessen brain function, says ISU researcher

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Yeon-Kyun Shin colishin@iastate.edu 515-294-2530 Iowa State University AMES, Iowa — Research by an Iowa State University scientist suggests that cholesterol-reducing drugs known as statins may lessen brain function. Yeon-Kyun Shin, a biophysics professor in the department of biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology, says the results of his study show…

First comprehensive paper on statins’ adverse effects released: Benefits have not been found to exceed their risks in those over 70 or 75 years old, even those with heart disease

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Debra Kain ddkain@ucsd.edu 619-543-6163 University of California – San Diego Provides evidence for reported side effects including muscle and cognitive problems A paper co-authored by Beatrice Golomb, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and director of UC San Diego’s…

Obese kids’ artery plaque similar to middle-aged adults

Contact: AHA News Media Staff Office bridgette.mcneill@heart.org 504-670-6524 American Heart Association Abstract 6077; this abstract is also featured in a news conference The neck arteries of obese children and teens look more like those of 45-year-olds, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2008. “There’s a saying that ‘you’re as old…