Relationship between NT-proBNP levels and serum lipid profile in very elderly hospitalized patients

Aim: Human adipose tissue and adipocyte studies indicate that increased natriuretic peptides (NP) activity correlates with higher LDL receptor expression and lower plasma cholesterol levels. Very elderly patients have often high NP levels for concomitant heart failure that can be diagnose when NTproBNP>1800 pg/ml. We evaluated associations between NP levels and lipid profile in a very elderly population.
Source: Atherosclerosis - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research

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CONCLUSIONS: Maternal physical activity is favorably associated with neonatal cord blood high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels. This novel beneficial finding highlights the potential for physical activity in pregnancy to aid the early prevention of cardiovascular disease. PMID: 31945742 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Phys Act Health Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 January 2020Source: PhytomedicineAuthor(s): Rui Guo, Ningning Liu, Hao Liu, Junhua Zhang, Han Zhang, Yingchao Wang, Mirko Baruscotti, Lu Zhao, Yi WangAbstractBackground: Cardiac hypertrophy is a prominent feature of heart remodeling, which may eventually lead to heart failure. Tongmaiyangxin (TMYX) pills is a clinically used botanical drug for treating multiple cardiovascular diseases including chronic heart failure. The aim of the current study was to identify the bioactive compounds in Tongmaiyangxin pills that attenuate cardiomyocytes hypertrophy, and to investigate the underlying m...
Source: Phytomedicine - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
AbstractThe study objective was to investigate the effect of three levels of dietary pomegranate by-product extract (PBE) (100, 150, and 200  mg) on growth performance, nutrient digestibility, carcass characteristics, and some blood parameters. Sixty weaned New Zealand White (NZW) rabbits at 5 weeks of age with an average body weight 561.67 ± 6.68 g were randomly allotted to four dietary groups; each group included three replicat es (five rabbits each). The control group was fed a basal diet without PBE; the other three experimental groups fed diets supplemented with PBE at 100-, 150-, a...
Source: Tropical Animal Health and Production - Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research
In this study, in APP/PS1 mice, we assessed changes in soluble Aβ, and various blood biochemistry and molecular biological indices to assess whether exercise modulated lipid metabolism and thereby decelerated AD progression. Our results show that long-term treadmill exercise reduced the total cholesterol, triglyceride, and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels, and increased the level of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol. Exercise also decreased the levels of soluble Aβ1-40 and Aβ1-42, down-regulated retinoid X receptor expression, and up-regulated liver X receptor, Apolipoprotein E, Low density lipo...
Source: Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Most people know about the damaging effects that binge drinking can bring to someone’s life. Loss of enjoyment of life, losing family relationships, financial and career struggles, homelessness, and legal consequences are just the tip of the iceberg. However, it can be more difficult to realize the long-term effect of binge drinking on the body, because you cannot always see it. Frequent binge drinking poses many dangerous health risks, and many of them can lead to death. Facts on Long-Term Effect of Binge Drinking on the Body For men, binge drinking is defined as consuming five or more drinks within about two hour...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism alcohol abuse alcohol dependence alcohol treatment alcohol treatment center binge binge drinking Source Type: blogs
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Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Cardiac Surgery Cardiology Source Type: blogs
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Source: The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
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Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health - Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Comparative Pathology - Category: Pathology Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Comparative Pathology - Category: Pathology Source Type: research
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