February 2009

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NUTRITION AND FITNESS

  • Exercise and the Obese Patient

    Despite our knowledge of the relationships among physical activity, improved health, quality of life, and weight, we have yet to establish clear-cut guidelines for exercise in obese populations.

    By Martin Binks, PhD

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11 Million Older Americans Could Be Newly Eligible for Statin Therapy

Researchers estimate that more than 11 million older Americans may be newly eligible for statin therapy if findings from a recently published large clinical trial are adopted into clinical practice guidelines, according to a new a... more >

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CHD Not Accurately Predicted by Traditional Risk Assessment Tools

The Framingham and NCEP (National Cholesterol Education Program) tools do not accurately predict coronary heart disease (CHD), according to a study performed at the Yale University School of Medicine. The study included 1,653... more >

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A New Weapon to Fight Dyslipidemia: Synthetic HDL

Northwestern University scientists may have found a promising new weapon for improving cholesterol—synthetic high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol—that could help fight chronically high cholesterol levels. The resear... more >

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Cardiac Risk Not Indicated by Cholesterol Levels in Most MI Patients

A new national study has shown that nearly 75% of patients hospitalized for an MI had cholesterol levels that would indicate they were not at high risk for a cardiovascular event, according to current national cholesterol guidelin... more >

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