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Simvastatin Lowers Cholesterol, but Raises Infection Risk

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

If you have been using Simvastatin to lower your cholesterol, it’s time to exercise caution. The recent study published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology indicates the harmful effects of the medicine on immune system. The drug first damages the ability of macrophages- the specialized immune cells that destroy pathogens, and then boosts the production of cytokines, which initiate and sustain swelling.

The scientists conducted experiment on human macrophages and murine macrophages obtained from the blood samples of healthy donors and mice. The scientists incubated these macrophages with a pathogen called Staphlococcus aureus, which is mostly NS0-170
found on the skin and in the upper airways. When the infection developed, the scientists examined the response of macrophages, which were treated with the drug called simvastatin. The scientists discovered that the drug destroyed the treated macrophages and also failed to eliminate the pathogenparajumpersonline.deand cell debris. The research also found that the cells treated with the drug simvastatin manufactured large amounts of cytokines, which are believed to initiate and sustain inflammation.

Statins are lifesaving drugs, NS0-201 and have been widely used for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, but the research indicates the drug can be improved further.

Menopause Increases the Risk of Heart Disease

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Menopause, for long, has been associated with hormone shifts, mood swings, and hot flashes. However, various studies indicateparajumpers onlinethat a woman faces increased risk of developing heart disease during natural menopause, which occurs after 50 years of age.

Women, who are less than 50, maintain high levels of estrogen- a female hormone in their blood. This hormone is believed to protect their heart. However, the levels of estrogen drop significantly when a woman goes through menopause, which in turn, raises the risk of developing heart disease. Other than menopause, increased weight also elevates the risk of developing cardiac disease. A woman going through menopause may find it difficult to control weight due to change in hormone levels. Excessive weight gain may cause various health problems including high blood pressure, diabetes, and increased cholesterol level.

It is very difficult to detect a heart disease in women as they are hardly aware of the symptoms of heart disease, which often vary from those of men. Women can reduce the risk of developing heart disease by adopting a healthy lifestyle. Avoid smoking, eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, and exercise at least three times a week to keep yourparajumpers outlet eight under control. Besides, it is important to pay regular visits to your health care provider and get your blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels checked.

Fish Oil Prevents Arthritis

Monday, April 12th, 2010

It is a well known fact that fish oil offers amazing health benefits, and knowing about them is certainly the best thing you can do for your parajumpers Gobi health.  A recent study conducted by Queen Mary, University of London and Harvard Medical School reveal how consumption of fish oils helps in preventing diseases like rheumatoid arthritis.

The research discovers how our body converts an ingredient present in fish oils into Resolvin D2- another chemical. The checmical Resolvin D2 is believed to minimize the swelling linked with various diseases in the body. Scientists discuss the possibility of using Resolvin D2 for treating diseases such as sepsis, stroke, and arthritis.

The study was funded by Arthritis Research Campaign, the Wellcome Trust and the National Institutes of Health. The scientists analyzed the main ingredient of fish oil called DHA and explain how human body converts DHA into Resolvin D2. The research aims at treating not only arthritis, but also a variety of other health conditionsparajumpers Kodiak linked with inflammation.

Diabetes associated with Eating Disorders

Sunday, April 11th, 2010

A research conducted by Dr. Deborah Young Hyman of Georgia Medical College, puts an emphasis on the aspect parajumpers Kodiak Long Parka of control that can eliminate diabetes.
Attempts failed for maintenance of levels of blood sugar for preventing increase in weight and triggering disorders of eating that has been observed by a pediatric psychologist Dr. Deborah Young Hyman, in Georgia medical college.    This study ensures categorical proof of the fact that eating disorders take place in a large measure.

She said, “There is a lot of eating disorder behavior which is found in population wherein they do not suffer parajumpers Windbreaker Echo from diabetes”.  Another question raised by Dr. Hyman is, “how many people note that due to societal pressures as well as depression, no such matter that does not keep them thin.”

Research suggests that the comparisons should be made between diabetic and non-diabetic people based on their eating disorders including risks.

Dr. Hyman’s study indicates that eating disorders prevail normally with people, who are well accomplished but not able to contain their dietary limits.  Such a process creates problems parajumpers Windbreaker Truman because of lack of knowledge and requires consultations with doctors and researchers.

This study also shows that disorder levels range between 3 percent to a mere 39 percent.  All these problems emanate from social parajumpers Kvinder Mysticpressures, anxiety as well as depression.  People are on the path for silent transition towards an insulin pump.  Various documents that are pertinent to patterns of treatment as well as psychological adjustments including attitudes that creates an environment of good understanding, knowledge as well as control of weight and eating.

Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Causes Sleep Disorders

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

A recent study performed by the scientists at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2007 indicatesparajumpers Long Bear that a cholesterol-lowering drug is believed to cause sleep disorders among some patients. The research also discussed how disrupted CD0-001sleep patterns are linked with poor quality of life and various health conditions such as weight gain and insulin resistance. The research, which was funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Woolrich Neue Boulder Parka Blood Institute of 000-M67 the National Institutes of Health compared kinds of cholesterol-lowering drugs – simvastatin and pravastatin.

The research indicates that simvastatin is soluble in fat, hence it can easily enter the cell membranes and reach outparajumpers Windbreaker Desert brain. As a result, the nerve Woolrich Luxury Boulder cells of brain are covered with a fatty layer, which causes poor sleep.  A large group of peopleparajumpers Masterpiece Long Parka taking simvastain reported poor quality NS0-156
sleep as compared to the group taking pravastain.

The research was conducted on 1,016 healthy men and women above 18, for six months. But at the same time NS0-163 scientists ruled out the possibility that everyone taking simvastatinparajumpers Right Hand will have disturbed sleep.

Suicide Molecule To Prevent Rheumatoid Arthritis

Friday, April 9th, 2010

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a form of arthritis, which causes inflammation, pain, and stiffness920-161 in joints. Though the disease can affect any joint of your body, the wrist and fingers Parajumpers Damen Jacken remain the worst hit. A recent study conducted by the researcher from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine reveals how the effect of rheumatoid arthritis can be 70-294 reversed by using an imitation of a suicide molecule, which is responsible for causing this disease.

The study, which was performed on mice, is considered safe and effective as it doesn’t carry any health risk. Harris Perlman -the lead author and associate professor of medicine at Feinberg further reports that the therapy proved successful in 75 percent of the mice, and thus has a tremendous potential for treating rheumatoid arthritis in human beings.

In normal circumstances, the healthy immune cells are supposed to die if they are attacked by a foreign bacteria or virus. But, in case of rheumatoid arthritis, the immune cells don’t die, but they start multiplying in the blood, joints, and bones. Till today, there has been no safe and effective way to stop this proliferation. The study discovered that immune cells in rheumatoid arthritis there is a shortage Parajumpers Herren Jacken of Bim molecules, which ensure that cells destruct themselves. This shortage can be rectified by developing an imitation molecule, called BH3 mimetic.

The research was funded by the National Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease.

Selenium Protects Men Against Diabetes

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

Selenium is an important nutrient, which protects body cells from the harmful effect of free radicals. It promotes normal functioning of your immune system and thyroidC2090-419 gland. Plants remain one of the best dietary sources of Selenium, but this mineral is also present in seafoods and some meats.

According to a research published in the journal Nutrition and Metabolism indicates that men having high plasma selenium concentrations face lesser risk of developing dysglycemia. Scientists haveMB2-876 been debating the role of selenium in diabetes for long. While some studies find it protective, others suggest that it elevates the risk of developing diabetes.

A recent study indicates the protective effect of selenium in men. The research team was led by Tasnime Akbaraly, from parajumpers Materpiece Owner the University of Montpellier. The team followed 1162 healthy French men and women for a period of nine years and succeeded in establishing a link between plasma selenium concentrations and occurrence of dysglycemia.

The study indicates that the French males with high plasma parajumpers New Denali selenium concentration face a lower risk of developing dysglycemia.