Cholesterol

Publication Title: 
Lipids in Health and Disease

The relationship between Alzheimer's disease (AD) and progressive degeneration of the forebrain cholinergic system is very well established, whereas mechanisms linking this disease with cholesterol, apolipoprotein E (apoE) phenotype, and amyloid precursor protein (APP) metabolism have not been fully elucidated even though there is a plethora of publications separately on each of these issues. The intention of this hypothesis is to unify knowledge coming from all of these areas.

Author(s): 
Bohr, Iwo J.
Publication Title: 
Nihon Eiseigaku Zasshi. Japanese Journal of Hygiene

The fasting month of Ramadan is the ninth lunar month of the Islamic calendar. It is the most important month for Muslims because in which the Qur'an was revealed, and they abstain from food and drink from dawn to sunset to express their gratitude to God. Eating and drinking is permitted only at night, and Muslims typically eat two meals each day, after sunset and just before dawn. People tend to stay up late watching TV with the family, praying or reading the Qur'an. Ramadan teaches Muslims self-restraint and reminds them of the feelings of the impoverished.

Author(s): 
Toda, M.
Morimoto, K.
Publication Title: 
Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue Za Zhi = Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology

AIM: To investigate the effect of C-reactive protein (CRP) expression in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) complicated with vascular lesions and its clinical significance. METHODS: 90 cases of T2DM patients were divided into vascular disease group (observation group, 45 cases) and non-vascular lesion group (control group, 45 cases), the CRP, FPG, HbAlc, TC, LDL-C and HDL-C levels of the two groups were measured, the blood pressure and BMI were recorded.

Author(s): 
Ran, Rui-zhen
Tu, Yan-yang
Publication Title: 
Indian Journal of Medical Sciences
Author(s): 
Naruka, J. S.
Mathur, R.
Mathur, A.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

OBJECTIVES: The objective of the study was to study the short-term impact of a brief lifestyle intervention based on yoga on some of the biochemical indicators of risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes mellitus. DESIGN: The variables of interest were measured at the beginning (day 1) and end (day 10) of the intervention using a pre-post design. SETTING: The study is the result of operational research carried out in our Integral Health Clinic (IHC).

Author(s): 
Bijlani, Ramesh L.
Vempati, Rama P.
Yadav, Raj K.
Ray, Rooma Basu
Gupta, Vani
Sharma, Ratna
Mehta, Nalin
Mahapatra, Sushil C.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

OBJECTIVES AND STUDY DESIGN: A nonrandomized, non-placebo-controlled clinical trial to evaluate the efficacy of Cogent db (an herbal preparation; Cybele Herbal Laboratories [PVT] Ltd. Kochi, Kerala State, India) as an adjuvant in the treatment of patients with type 2 diabetes was carried out during a 3-month period. SETTINGS/LOCATION: This study was conducted in two major peripheral clinics of Kuala Lumpur in the Klang Valley, Malaysia. SUBJECTS: A total of 39 Cogent db-treated cases and 40 age-matched controls were recruited for this preliminary study.

Author(s): 
Shekhar, K. Chandra
Achike, Francis I.
Kaur, Gurpreet
Kumar, Prem
Hashim, Rohaini
Publication Title: 
Yakugaku Zasshi: Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan

Hypercholesteremia is one of the risk factors for coronary artery disease. The present study highlights the efficacy of Ayurvedic herbal formulation Triphala (Terminalia chebula, Terminalia belerica, and Emblica officinalis) on total cholesterol, Low density lipoprotein (LDL), Very low density lipoprotein (VLDL), High density lipoprotein (HDL) and free fatty acid in experimentally induced hypercholesteremic rats.

Author(s): 
Saravanan, Selvaraj
Srikumar, Ramasundaram
Manikandan, Sundaramahalingam
Jeya Parthasarathy, Narayanaperumal
Sheela Devi, Rathinasamy
Publication Title: 
International Journal of Cardiology

Four groups of 25 rabbits each, were studied to determine the effect of Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Amla (Emblica officinalis) and Bahira (Terminalia belerica) on cholesterol-induced hypercholesteolaemia and atherosclerosis. The control group was fed with cholesterol alone; the Haritaki group received Haritaki and cholesterol; the Bahira group received Bahira and cholesterol; and the Amla group received Amla and cholesterol for 16 weeks.

Author(s): 
Thakur, C. P.
Thakur, B.
Singh, S.
Sinha, P. K.
Sinha, S. K.
Publication Title: 
Reproductive Toxicology (Elmsford, N.Y.)

Toxic effects of beryllium salts on the reproductive organs of cyclic adult female albino rats have been studied. An attempt was made to overcome these effects using an Ayurvedic medicine Liv-52 (Himalaya Drug Co., Bombay). Liv-52-primed rats (1 mL/rat/day for 15 days) were exposed to beryllium nitrate intravenously and were sacrificed at different time intervals. At autopsy ovary, uterus, cervix, and vagina were processed for biochemical and histopathologic examination.

Author(s): 
Mathur, R.
Mathur, S.
Prakash, A. O.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Ethnopharmacology

Swiss albino rats were treated in groups with CCl4, and flyash to induce cellular toxicity in the lungs and trachea. Animal groups received treatment of Koflet (K) with CCl4 (7 days) and with flyash (30 days); their general health and biochemical parameters were studied and used as an indication of cellular injuries. A significant loss was observed in body weight and food consumption in animals given only CCl4 or flyash, while simultaneous treatment with K resulted in a non significant alteration from normal control groups.

Author(s): 
Farooq, S.
Ahmad, I.
Pathak, G. K.

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