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Treating High Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, And Diabetes May Lower Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

Treating high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and other vascular risk factors may help lower the risk of Alzheimer’s disease in people who already show signs of declining thinking skills or memory problems. The research is published in the April 13, 2011, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Metabolic Syndrome May Increase Risk for Liver Cancer

Scientists have confirmed that metabolic syndrome, a constellation of conditions that increases the risk of heart disease and diabetes, may also increase the risk of the two most common types of liver cancer, according to data presented at the AACR 102nd Annual Meeting 2011, held April 2-6. The research is lead by Katherine McGlynn, Ph.D., […]

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Deaths From Heart Attacks Drop In European Country

Life was hard in occupied Norway during WWII, but the occupation had one surprising result: deaths from heart attacks dropped precipitously because Norwegians ate less fat, smoked less, and were more physically active. Now, in the last half of the 20th century, Norway has seen a similar precipitous drop in heart attack deaths, but this […]

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$52 Billion Spent On Prescription Medication For Metabolic Conditions In 2008

Insurers and consumers spent $52.2 billion on prescription drugs in 2008 for outpatient treatment of metabolic conditions such as diabetes and elevated cholesterol, according to the latest News and Numbers from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Metabolic medicines were the class of drugs with the highest level of spending in 2008. Check […]

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High Cholesterol And Blood Pressure In Middle Age Tied To Early Memory Problems

Middle-age men and women who have cardiovascular issues, such as high cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia) and high blood pressure (hypertension), may not only be at risk for heart disease, but for an increased risk of developing early cognitive and memory problems as well. These are the primary findings reported from a study that will be presented at […]

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Persistent High Cholesterol Diets Can Produce Brain Damage

Research from the Laboratory of Psychiatry and Experimental Alzheimers Research at the Medical University Innsbruck (Austria) demonstrated that chronic high fat cholesterol diet in rats exhibited pathologies similar to Alzheimer’s disease. The results were published in Molecular Cellular Neuroscience with lead author Dr. Christian Humpel. The study was co-authored by PhD students, Celine Ullrich and […]

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