Why Patients Visit Their Doctors: Most Prevalent Conditions in Olmsted County, MN.

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Dr. Jennifer St. Sauver, Associate Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Health Sciences Research at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses her article appearing in the January 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings revealing surprising outcomes on the prevailing medical concerns of patients in Olmsted County, MN.
Available at: http://tinyurl.com/b9e86wd

Cholesterol lowering agents Video Consult

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This video will provide information on cholesterol-lowering agents such as simvastatin, atorvastatin, and rosuvastatin.

Visit our website at www.rxconsultnow.com

Greater whole-grain intake is associated with lower risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and weight gain

submitted by: sarachacko
Whole-grain and high fiber intakes are routinely recommended for prevention of vascular diseases; however, there are no comprehensive and quantitative assessments of available data in humans. The aim of this study was to systematically examine longitudinal studies investigating whole-grain and fiber intake in relation to risk of type 2 diabetes (T2D), cardiovascular disease (CVD), weight gain, and metabolic risk factors. We identified 45 prospective cohort studies and 21...
Authors: Sara A. Chacko, Eva Qing Ye, Elizabeth L. Chou, Matthew Kugizaki, Simin Liu

Beef in an Optimal Lean Diet study: effects on lipids, lipoproteins, and apolipoproteins

submitted by: mikeroussell
Background: A Step I diet with lean beef compared with lean white meat both decrease LDL cholesterol. To our knowledge, no studies have evaluated a low–saturated fatty acid (SFA) (<7% calories) diet that contains lean beef. Objective: We studied the effect on LDL cholesterol of cholesterol-lowering diets with varying amounts of lean beef [ie, Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH): 28 g beef/d; Beef in an Optimal Lean Diet (BOLD): 113 g beef/d; and Beef in an Optimal Lean Diet...
Authors: Michael Roussell, Alison Hill, Trent Gaugler, Sheila West, John Vanden Heuvel, Peter Gillies, Penny Kris-Etherton

European Heart Journal - My Cardio Interview: Colin Baigent & Thomas Luscher on SHARP

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Colin Baigent in conversation with Thomas L&#252scher:
SHARP: Cholesterol-lowering effective in kidney disease

Would You Like to Be a Mentor?

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Introduction to mentoring opportunities for biomedical science students at Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science, Los Angeles CA. Discusses the Kids Judge! Los Angeles Biomedical Science Fair as well as classroom teaching opportunities at an elementary school in the neighborhood.

Rabbit Models for Alzheimer's Disease

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Diana Woodruff-Pak (Temple University, Philadelphia, PA) used cholesterol-fed rabbits as a model of AD for evaluation of currently available and potential anti-Alzheimer drugs. These animals developed typical Alzheimer pathology, including behavioral changes and deposition of ß-amyloid and even
tau. Galantamine and donepezil partially protected animals from Alzheimer symptomatology.