Tag Archives: Triglyceride

Pomegranate Juice Good for the Heart of Dialysis Patients

A new study, reported at the 44th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Nephrology, found that hemodialysis patients who consumed a moderate amount of pomegranate juice for a year experienced beneficial effect on their lipid profile, their blood pressure, … Continue reading

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“Added sugars” in diet increase triglycerides and lower HDL

It has been well known that high-fat diet can worsen serum lipids, but it is less clear whether added sugar might also affect lipid level.   A new study, based on more than 6,000 US adults participated in the 1999-2006 National … Continue reading

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Tight Target Control Prevents Diabetic Nephropathy in Asian Population With Type 2 Diabetes

Tight achievement of multiple targets, recommended by the American Diabetes Association (ADA), can delay diabetic nephropathy in Chinese with Type 2 diabetes. The study, involving 1,290 type 2 diabetic patients with normoalbuminuria, revealed that patients who received intensified treatment and … Continue reading

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Red yeast rice is similar to pravastatin(Pravachol) for statin-intolerant patients

Muscle pain or muscle breakdown is common among statin users.  Currently there is no effective method to prevent or to treat patients who experience muscle pain during statin use. A study published in the January 15, 2010 issue of the … Continue reading

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