Getting Your Cholesterol Checked? Why You Don't Have To Fast

A new study provides further reassurance to patients and healthcare providers that you don ’t have to fast overnight when having your blood drawn to check your cholesterol and other key indicators in your lipid profile.
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Publication date: Available online 16 July 2019Source: The Egyptian RheumatologistAuthor(s): Amany R. El-Najjar, ahmed A. elsammakAbstractAim of the workTo study the effects of serum homocysteine (Hcy) on arterial wall properties, as a contributing risk factor for arterial atherosclerosis and thrombosis.Patients and methodsFifty Behçet's disease (BD) patients (M/F:37/13; age:34.8 ± 8.5 years) along with 50 healthy controls (M/F:32/18; age:31.9 ± 8.1 years) matched for age, sex, blood pressure, heart rate, height, total cholesterol and glucose levels were included. All were recruited Zagazig...
Source: The Egyptian Rheumatologist - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
Conclusion: Our meta-analysis results revealed higher cardiovascular risk in OA patients. This highlights the importance of cardiovascular risk factor management in OA.
Source: Joint Bone Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
ConclusionOverall, it seems that given its ease of measurement, the WC index is preferred to other indices for predicting the incidence of MetS and its components in clinical screening.
Source: Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research and Reviews - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Publication date: 16 July 2019Source: Cell Reports, Volume 28, Issue 3Author(s): Xian Zhang, Xin Wang, Hao Yin, Lei Zhang, Airong Feng, Qiu-Xia Zhang, Yan Lin, Bin Bao, Laura L. Hernandez, Guo-Ping Shi, Jian LiuSummaryAdipose tissue browning and systemic energy expenditure provide a defense mechanism against obesity and associated metabolic diseases. In high-cholesterol Western diet-fed mice, mast cell (MC) inactivation ameliorates obesity and insulin resistance and improves the metabolic rate, but a direct role of adipose tissue MCs in thermogenesis and browning remains unproven. Here, we report that adrenoceptor agonist ...
Source: Cell Reports - Category: Cytology Source Type: research
This study aimed to examine the association between preadmission statin use and 90-day mortality in critically ill patients and to investigate whether this association differed according to statin type and dose. We hypothesized that preadmission statin use was associated with lower 90-day mortality.Methods This retrospective cohort study analyzed the medical records of all adult patients admitted to the intensive care unit in a single tertiary academic hospital between January 2012 and December 2017. Data including preadmission statin use, statin subtype, and daily dosage were collected, and the associations between these ...
Source: Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
Non-high-density (HDL)-cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-particle number, apolipoprotein B, lipoprotein(a) (Lp(a)), and small-dense (sdLDL) and large-buoyant (lbLDL) LDL-subfractions are emerging apo ...
Source: Lipids in Health and Disease - Category: Lipidology Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe low and static levels of intestinal UC sequestration inNpc1−/− mice likely reflect the continual sloughing of cells from the mucosa. This sequestration is blunted by about the same extent following a single acute treatment with 2HP βCD as it is by a prolonged ezetimibe-induced block of cholesterol absorption.
Source: Digestive Diseases and Sciences - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
In this study, we evaluated the role of cholesterol in the expression of capsule polysaccharide genes of K. pneumoniae and its implication in resistance to phagocytosis. Our data revealed that exogenous cholesterol added to K. pneumoniae increases macrophage-mediated phagocytosis. To explain this event, the expression of capsular galF, wzi and manC genes was determined in the presence of cholesterol. Down-regulation of these capsular genes occurred leading to increased susceptibility to phagocytosis by macrophages. In contrast, depletion of cholesterol from macrophage membranes led to enhanced expression of galF, wzi and m...
Source: Frontiers in cellular and infection microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
Mojgan Rastegar Medulloblastoma is a common pediatric brain tumor and one of the main types of solid cancers in children below the age of 10. Recently, cholesterol-lowering “statin” drugs have been highlighted for their possible anti-cancer effects. Clinically, statins are reported to have promising potential for consideration as an adjuvant therapy in different types of cancers. However, the anti-cancer effects of statins in medulloblastoma brain tumor cells are not currently well-defined. Here, we investigated the cell death mechanisms by which simvastatin mediates its effects on different human...
Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
ConclusionsBeneficial in vivo effects of plant sterols and stanols on lipid and lipoprotein metabolism are well recognized. Our results indicate that alterations in human mitochondrial function are apparently not involved to explain these beneficial effects.
Source: European Journal of Nutrition - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
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