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Monday, March 28, 2011

apoA-IMilano reduces arterial plaque

40 people in Milan have been found to eat lots of fat and yet have very low HDL, the protective cholesterol. Researchers thought they would have clogged arteries. It turns out that they had the cleanest clearest arteries ever discovered! Doctors attribute this to apoA-IMilano, a rare chemical they had in their blood. Now doctors are excited because by introducing this chemical into people with clogged arteries they can quickly reduce the clogged plaque! If you have heart disease because of clogged arteries, it may now be possible to reverse the condition! Perviously it was thought that very few substances--for example, the tocotrienol form of vitamin E--could reverse the buildup of arterial plaque (a process known as reverse-cholesterol transport).

(Photo: Dr. Prediman K. Shah MD)

References
  1. Clinical lipidology: a companion to Braunwald's heart disease. Christie M. Ballantyne. Elsevier Health Sciences, 2009, 584 pages, p. 52.
  2. Therapeutic Lipidology. Michael Davidson. p. 188. Humana Press, 2007, 487 pages. Refers to it as a "rare, fascinating polymorphism of apoA-I."
  3. "Potential Heart Disease Breakthrough: Arteries Unclog Fast With Revolutionary Cholesterol Treatment." Daniel J. DeNoon. WebMD Health News. Nov. 4, 2003. http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/news/20031104/potential-heart-disease-breakthrough (accessed March 28, 2011).
  4. Applied Radiology. Volume 36, Number 12, December 2007. "Utility of 64-slice CT to monitor changes in atheroma volume: A pilot study." Borja Ibanez, MD. http://www.appliedradiology.com/Issues/2007/12/Supplements/Utility-of-64-slice-CT-to-monitor-changes-in-atheroma-volume--A-pilot-study.aspx (accessed March 28, 2011).
  5. Curr Opin Lipidol. 2004 Dec;15(6):645-9. "Human apolipoprotein A-I and A-I mimetic peptides: potential for atherosclerosis reversal." Navab M, Anantharamaiah GM, Reddy ST, Van Lenten BJ, Datta G, Garber D, Fogelman AM.
  6. "The Milano mutation: A rare protein mutation offers new hope for heart disease patients." Dan Krotz. http://www.eurekalert.org/features/doe/2002-05/dbnl-tmm061302.php (accessed March 28, 2011).
  7. Bio of researcher Dr. Prediman K. Shah MD. http://www.cedars-sinai.edu/Bios---Physician/P-Z/Prediman-K-Shah-MD.aspx (accessed March 28, 2011).

health in the moon

Health in the moon is not hard to find since we go there when we can and the space men who go there take pills with them to make them feel good and be in good shape too. That is why when we can we like to look up at the moon and think of the moon as a place we can go to when it is time to go to the place we like to go to. It is the moon we like to see at night too.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

health in a bed in Maine

Health in a bed in Maine is a thing we all can see if we go up there since it is there and it is a thing you can see when the sun is high in the sky. In June we have a home cell booster and we go to Maine to see it and talk on it and think we can call home with it too. We all like to do this when we can.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

health for teens in the trunk

Health for teens in the trunk is what we wish to call your eye to since it is a thing that is a big news here in Maine. The teens were in the trunk and were all with their eyes on the big new thing they call http://www.hydroxycut-reviews.com. They could see it since some light came in the trunk and they could read all the news on it too.

Friday, March 25, 2011

health in red sun days

Health in red sun days is what we seek when we go up north and we see it all the time. The red sun days are the days we like best. We like the sun in June and the sun in May. It is the sun we like best since it is the sun we like to see when we like to see the sun. That is the sun we like to see when we see the sun.

Health is a topic we talk of all the time

Health is a good thing and it is a cheap thing since it does not cost to get it. The franchise opportunities are a way to get in the pink since they are a way to make what you need to make to stay in the race and they will help you to stay in the race all the time. too. That is why we like to talk a lot of this and that when it is with the things we like to talk of.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Health through a stop

Health is a hard thing to find if you are not home. The brake pads can help a lad or a boy or a girl or a man or a bird to find health. They can help you stop on a dime and be where you need to be or where you wish to be when you wish to be where you want to be. That is why we like to stop with them all the time too.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Sodium Benzoate in Club Soda is Carcinogenic

Just learned today that the sodium benzoate added as a preservative to many foods (including soft drinks and club soda) is carcinogenic. It forms benzene in the presence of vitamin C and E, or in an acidic environment—and benzene is a strong carcinogen. The manufacturers of sodium benzoate should be stopped from adding this poisin to soft drinks. There is evidence that benzene can also damage mitochondria (the powerhouse of cells), cause cirrhosis of the liver, and neurodegenerative disease, including Parkinson's. (Photo Professor Peter Piper, University of Sheffield)

References
  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sodium_benzoate
  2. "Benzene and Sodium Benzoate: Legal Poison The Public Ignores." http://www.firetown.com/blog/2010/11/14/benzene-and-sodium-benzoate-legal-poison-the-public-ignored/ (Accessed March 13, 2011).
  3. "Caution: Some soft drinks may seriously harm your health: Expert links additive to cell damage." Martin Hickman. May 27, 2007. The Independent. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/caution-some-soft-drinks-may-seriously-harm-your-health-450593.html (Accessed March 13, 2011).
  4. "Shonky Science Journalism #1: Benzene in soft drink." August 26, 2007. Presenting an alternative view and arguing that the concerns about benzene are somewhat exaggerated. http://thinkerspodium.wordpress.com/2007/08/26/shonky-science-journalism-1-benzene-in-soft-drink/ (Accessed March 13, 2011).

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Health through gifts

Health is the subject of this blog and we all want good health all year long. The personalized gifts for birthday can help us choose a gift for a friend and that will make us feel good too. That is one way to have a fun party and a way to have good health at the same time. So true is the word of the men who say they can teach us how to have good health through friends and love. That is the way for the true man of health.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Health Through Pots and Pans

We like to cook with a steel pot since it is a kind of pot that is strong and that is all we need to make good soup. We have a nice pot that has a view of womens boots on the side. It was made to be a gift for us since we like to have pots with nice views on the side. Some days I sit there and look at the pot and smile since it is a nice pot to view.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

health today and tomorrow

Health is a way to gain health and was a way that was a good way to gain it but it may not be a way to gain it if the way is not clear which is why the way must be clear and if it is then it is a good way to go too. That is the way to find the way that we wish to find when we wish to find a way that is clear.