Common antidepressant increased coronary atherosclerosis in animal model
A commonly prescribed antidepressant caused up to a six-fold increase in atherosclerosis plaque in the coronary arteries of non-human primates, according to a study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Coronary artery atherosclerosis ...
Science Daily - Mon, 06 Apr 2015 15:19

Pulse wave velocity correlates with aortic atherosclerosis assessed with ...
Maximal intima–media thickness (IMT) including maximal atherosclerotic plaque thickness of the descending thoracic aorta was measured on TEE images. PWV was measured in those patients who had the sinus rhythm restored. Univariable linear regression ... - Thu, 23 Apr 2015 02:11

Low Bone Density, Carotid Atherosclerosis Linked to SLE
Patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) have an increased burden of carotid atherosclerosis and are more likely to have carotid plaque at similar levels of bone mineral density (BMD) than matched individuals without SLE, Swedish researchers ...
MedPage Today - Sun, 05 Apr 2015 12:02

Long-term radiation exposure in cath lab linked to subclinical atherosclerosis
Cardiac catheterization laboratory staff with long-term exposure to low-dose ionizing radiation had increased carotid intima-media thickness and shorter leukocyte telomere length, potentially indicative of vascular aging and atherosclerosis, according ...
Healio - Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:37

Systemic Sclerosis Patients Are More Prone to Atherosclerosis
shutterstock_224738230 In a new study entitled “Subclinical atherosclerosis and peripheral vascular disease in systemic sclerosis patients: Relation to potential risk factors,” authors suggest that patients with Systemic sclerosis may have increased ...
Scleroderma News - Fri, 17 Apr 2015 05:22

Active BAT reduces atherosclerosis
Activating brown adipose tissue (BAT) increases plasma lipoprotein metabolism and accelerates clearance of their remnants by hepatic tissue according to new research published in Nature Communications. In turn, this process limits atherosclerosis and ... - Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:18

Low Magnesium Hardens Arteries
There is evidence that magnesium deficiency may play a role in atherosclerosis, also called hardening of the arteries. In one study that used experimental animals, magnesium supplementation inhibited the deposit of lipids in the walls of the aorta ...
Newsmax - Wed, 01 Apr 2015 14:22

Study suggests link between androgens, atherosclerosis and obesity in females
That's because research involving mice, appearing in the April 2015 issue, suggests that there is an association between low levels of androgens (which includes testosterone), and atherosclerosis and obesity in females. "We hope that our study will ... - Thu, 02 Apr 2015 01:50

Low-T in women can lead to obesity, study finds
RedOrbit - Thu, 02 Apr 2015 09:39

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