Fasting before cholesterol test unnecessary, new study suggests

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This study evaluates the effects of a chemically characterized polyphenolic extract of H. sabdariffa (HSE) in an experimental model of diet-induced obesity (DIO) in mice. HSE was administered daily by oral gave for 42 days. HSE reduced weight increase in high fat diet (HFD)-fed mice, and improved glucose tolerance, insulin sensitivity and normalized LDL/HDL cholesterol ratio. It also enhanced the inflammatory state in the liver, reducing the expression of different adipokines and proinflammatory mediators, and reinforced gut integrity by increasing the expression of mucins and proteins involved in the maintenance of mucosa...
Source: Food Research International - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 October 2019Source: Biosensors and BioelectronicsAuthor(s): Wei Yin Lim, Choon-Hian Goh, T. Malathi Thevarajah, Boon Tong Goh, Sook Mei KhorAbstractRecently, surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) has attracted much attention in medical diagnosis applications owing to better detection sensitivity and lower limit of detection (LOD) than colorimetric detection. In this paper, a novel calibration-free SERS−based μPAD with multi-reaction zones for simultaneous quantitative detection of multiple cardiac biomarkers — GPBB, CK−MB and cTnT for early diagnosis and prognos...
Source: Biosensors and Bioelectronics - Category: Biotechnology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 October 2019Source: Food ChemistryAuthor(s): Wael N. Hozzein, Ahmed M. Saleh, Talaat H. Habeeb, Mohammed A.M. Wadaan, Hamada AbdElgawadAbstractA high level of serum cholesterol is a major cause of atherosclerosis. Fenugreek is a well-known hypocholesterolaemic agent with amazing phytochemical composition. Due to its impact on plant metabolism, CO2 enrichment was tested as a strategy to support functional values in fenugreek seeds. Phytochemical composition and biological activities of three fenugreek cultivars (G2, G6 and G30) grown under ambient (aCO2, 400 μmol mol-1) and elevated ...
Source: Food Chemistry - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 October 2019Source: Biosensors and BioelectronicsAuthor(s): Xia Li, Fei Yin, Xiaowen Xu, Liqi Liu, Qingwang Xue, Lin Tong, Wei Jiang, Chenzhong LiAbstractThe sensitive imaging of telomerase RNA (TR) in living cells is crucial for improved guidance in cancer clinical diagnosis because its expression level is closely related to malignant diseases. The efficient delivery of multiple nucleic acid probes to target cells is critical for nucleic acid-based methods to successfully image low-abundance TR in living cells. While novel nanomaterials enhance delivery efficiency, uncontrolled loadin...
Source: Biosensors and Bioelectronics - Category: Biotechnology Source Type: research
In conclusion, among US adults ≥40 years, olfactory dysfunction is associated with anthropometric and glucose and lipid levels, with associations varying by sex and age group.
Source: Physiology and Behavior - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 October 2019Source: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - BiomembranesAuthor(s): Marta Targosz-Korecka, Anita Wnętrzak, Anna Chachaj-Brekiesz, Agnieszka Gonet-Surówka, Agata Kubisiak, Anna Filiczkowska, Marek Szymoński, Patrycja Dynarowicz-LatkaAbstractIn this paper, systematic studies concerning the influence of selected oxysterols on the structure and fluidity of human erythrocyte membrane modeled as Langmuir monolayers have been performed. Three oxidized cholesterol derivatives, namely 7α-hydroxycholesterol (7α-OH) 7β-hydroxycholesterol (7β-OH) and 7-k...
Source: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) Biomembranes - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 October 2019Source: The SurgeonAuthor(s): Oleksandr Khoma, Miho Mugino, Gregory L. FalkAbstractPatients with giant hiatal hernia (GHH) are often symptomatic and have significantly reduced quality of life (QoL). Advanced age is a predictor of increased morbidity and mortality in open hiatal surgery, however, outcomes of laparoscopic surgery in patients over the age of 80 are limited to case reports and small case series.Data was extracted from a prospectively maintained database. Consecutive patients over the age of 80 with GHH that have undergone surgery were included. Peri-operative m...
Source: The Surgeon - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
I hear this comment with some regularity when, for instance, someone recognizes me as the author of the Wheat Belly series. This is a step in the right direction. But saying that you have a wheat intolerance is like saying “I have a tobacco intolerance.” The impact of tobacco smoking on health ranges from mild impairment, to incapacitating diseases such as chronic lung disease and abdominal aortic aneurysms, to death. A rare person escapes the ravages of years of smoking, but most people develop at least one, if not half-a-dozen, health problems from cigarettes. And so it goes with wheat: It’s a rare pers...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle gluten gluten-free grain grain-free grains health Inflammation Source Type: blogs
SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Craig Bowron As we head into the New Year, let’s take a look back and see what lessons we should have learned from medical science in 2015. The New England Journal of Medicine’s publication Journal Watch provides physicians and other health care providers with expert analysis of the most recent medical research. Below is a brief synopsis of what the Journal Watch editors felt were the most important stories in general medicine for the year 2015. While you likely heard about a couple, others probably escaped your radar. Getting Aggressive with Strokes We’re familiar with the id...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - Category: Science Source Type: news
Remember Matthew? I previously shared his story and photos, including his 80-pound weight loss and change in cholesterol values. But there is much more to his story that he has been sharing on the Official Wheat Belly Facebook page. Because the changes he described were so extensive, I’ve collected his comments here. Put together, Matthew’s health transformation is nothing short of astounding. He previously told us that hypertension and pre-diabetes have reversed with now normal blood pressure and blood sugars. But just read on and see how much more happened. Matthew’s experience is a terrific example of ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Wheat Belly Success Stories acid reflux allergy asthma cholesterol cramps gerd gluten grains heartburn IBS indigestion spastic colon Weight Loss Source Type: blogs
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