Niacin can boost 'good' cholesterol

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(Natural News) Eggs are delicious, cheap, and full of nutrients, but their popularity has taken a hit over the years due to misunderstandings about their cholesterol content. The idea that eggs are bad for those with cholesterol concerns was discounted some time ago, but word has been slow to get out. If you’ve been avoiding...
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Source: Polish Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research
Abstract Acute pancreatitis is an inflammatory condition of the pancreas manifesting with abdominal pain and elevated serum levels of pancreatic enzymes. Gallstones and chronic alcohol use are the most commonly described causes. A less studied cause is cholesterolosis, gallbladder polyps that cause mechanical obstruction of the sphincter of Oddi. Here, we present the case of a 55-year-old woman who presented with acute pancreatitis and was found to have cholesterol polyps in her gallbladder with no evidence of gallstones. The patient underwent cholecystectomy with complete resolution of her symptoms. PMID: 29904299 [PubMed]
Source: Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent) Source Type: research
Abstract Familial chylomicronemia syndrome (FCS) is a rare lipid disorder posing significant clinical burdens on patients. Due to its rarity, variety of presentations, and lack of universal diagnostic criteria, patients see an average of five physicians before diagnosis. We screened adults for a triglyceride level ≥1000 mg/dL from September 2015 to September 2016 and a history of pancreatitis and performed a thorough chart review on those who met the criteria. An adjudication panel used a definition that also called for supportive information including history of hypertriglyceridemia or family history of p...
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Authors: Petyaev IM, Zigangirova NA, Tsibezov VV, Morgunova EY, Bondareva NE, Kyle NH, Bashmakov YK Abstract Incubation of B10.MLM cells, a cell line of alveolar macrophages, with lycopene, a carotenoid, leads to an increase of lycopene content in their microsomal fraction. That increase was higher and developed faster when the cells were incubated with immune complexes formed by lycopene and mAb 6B9 (L-6B9 mAb), a monoclonal hapten-specific antibody raised against lycopene, as compared with dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO)-dissolved lycopene (DMSO-L). Moreover, incubation of B10.MLM cells with L-6B9 mAb complexes was acc...
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(Natural News) A study published in the Science Direct journal Bioenergetics found that the bergamot fruit, which is commonly used for perfumes and Earl Grey tea, can be a natural anti-cholesterol remedy. In conducting the study, a team of chemists at the University of Calabria in Italy collaborated with biologists at the University of Salford...
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ConclusionsWeight loss, reduction in medications for hypertension and diabetes, improvements in markers of diabetes and hyperlipidemia, and remission rates of hypertension were superior with RYGB vs. LSG 4  years post-operatively. Choice of bariatric procedures should be tailored to surgical risk, comorbidities, and weight loss goals.
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Authors: Jiang L, Wang LY, Cheng XS Abstract Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is an autosomal-dominant disorder that is characterized by high plasma low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-c) levels and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Despite the use of high-dose statins and the recent addition of proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 inhibitors as a treatment option, many patients with homozygous FH fail to achieve optimal reductions of LDL-c levels. Gene therapy has become one of the most promising research directions for contemporary life sciences and is a potential treatment option for F...
Source: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis - Category: Cardiology Tags: J Atheroscler Thromb Source Type: research
Authors: Yamamoto Y, Sasaki N, Kumagai K, Takeuchi S, Toyooka T, Otani N, Wada K, Narita Y, Ichimura K, Namba H, Mori K, Tomiyama A Abstract Glioblastoma (GBM) still carries a poor prognosis due to the refractoriness against antitumor drugs. Temozolomide (TMZ), one of the few standard therapy drugs against GBM worldwide, has only limited effect due to acquired TMZ resistance of GBM. Therefore, development of novel therapeutic methods to overcome the TMZ resistance of GBM is urgent. The brain is the most cholesterol-rich organ in the human body, so modulation of cholesterol in tumor cells originating from the brain ...
Source: Neurologia Medico-Chirurgica - Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Neurol Med Chir (Tokyo) Source Type: research
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