Friday, January 19, 2018 -- A recent study uncovered the mechanisms responsible for the effect of b-glucan from barley on blood cholesterol levels and evaluated the role of genetics. There is mounting evidence supporting the role of soluble dietary fiber in the prevention and management of cardiovascular diseases. Beta-glucan is a viscous water-soluble form of fiber available in cereals such […] The post How Does Barley Reduce Cholesterol Levels? appeared first on Medical News Bulletin | Health News and Medical Research.
Monday, January 22, 2018 -- Total cholesterol concentration at 12 months did not differ between the Primrose and treatment-as-usual groups, possibly because of the cluster design, good care in the treatment-as-usual group, short duration of the intervention, or suboptimal focus on statin prescribing. The association between the Primrose intervention and fewer psychiatric admissions, with potential cost-effectiveness, might be important.
Friday, January 19, 2018 -- Increase in use of high-intensity statin, ezetimibe; only 23.1 percent reach LDL-C of <100mg/dL
Monday, January 22, 2018 -- An adjustable triglyceride/very low-density lipoprotein cholesterol ratio based on triglycerides and non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol is more accurate than the fixed Friedewald estimation.