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Small-Molecule Modulators of Lipid Storage for Treatment of Obesity, Atherosclerosis, Metabolic Syndrome and Lipid Storage Disea by nih.gov Posted Wed 18 Apr 2012 12:00am Description of Invention: Lipid droplets are key organelles involved in lipid homeostasis. In normal physiology, these droplets are formed in response to elevated fatty acid levels, and are broken down when needed for energy production. Imbalances in lipid homeostasis trigger compensatory alterations in metabolism that can l ... Read on »
FDA approves fenofibric acid for lipid target controls – Lower LDL, Increase HDL by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 07 Jan 2009 5:10pm Can’t get your LDL down, even with statins, one more drug to the rescue if needed, and can be taken with or without statin use and it should also raise the HDL, but there’s nothing related to prevent heart disease.  BD  The FDA approved the new drug application of a new formulation of fenofibric acid — the first and only fibrate indicated f ... Read on »
LipoScience’s NMR LipoProfile Test: A Revolutionary, More Accurate Lipid Profile Particle Size Screening by Jimmy M. Healthy Living Professional Posted Sun 22 Nov 2009 10:00pm Raleigh, NC-based LipoScience changing the way cholesterol is measured It seems just about everyone these days is aware of cholesterol because of the relentless (and might I add nauseating) daily barrage of advertisements from the pharmaceutical companies pushing these cholesterol-lowering statin drugs like Lipitor, Crestor, and the like. T ... Read on »
Mayo Clinic Video 8675309 Parody–Know Your Numbers Blood Pressure, Lipids and BMI by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 04 Jan 2012 11:39am To really appreciate this you need to be a baby boomer and remember the song and this is pretty much the crowd I think the video is targeting.  It’s pretty entertaining and they had to have fun making it and there’s even some outtakes you can check out.  Blood pressure, lipids and BMI is the chorus of the song here…pretty good.. The ... Read on »
Fibrates: Clinical Outcomes vs Lipid Lowering by Alvin B. Lin Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Tue 16 Aug 2011 10:00am All through my undergrad, post-bac, medical school, residency & fellowship days, I never understood just how important statistics would be in the practice of medicine.  Yesterday, I expounded on the general concept of number needed to treat (NNT) while two weeks ago, I wrote about absolute risk reduction (ARR)  with regards to the use of r ... Read on »
Fibrates: Clinical Outcomes vs Lipid Lowering Part 2 by Alvin B. Lin Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Thu 10 Nov 2011 12:31pm Earlier this summer , I made a quick note of how physicians have been prescribing more & more fibrates (fibric acids) for lipid lowering even though the ACCORD study published in 2010 demonstrated no benefit from fibrates in preventing heart attacks & strokes in diabetics.   Well, Dr. Eva H pointed out that the FDA finally stepped in yes ... Read on »
The lipid distorting effects of weight loss by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 4:17pm Roger experienced a near-fatal heart attack 6 years ago. He survived thanks to the quick action of bystanders who initiated CPR and called 911. An emergency catheterization was performed and a stent implanted into the closed right coronary artery. But that's not why I tell Roger's story. Since then, Roger has become comfortable with t ... Read on »
Why not just get "perfect" lipids and call it a day? by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 8:26pm What if you achieved the Track Your Plaque lipid targets: LDL cholesterol 60 mg/dl, HDL 60 mg/dl, and triglycerides 60 mg/dl? After all, these are pretty stringent standards. Compared to national guidelines (the ATP-III Guidelines of the National Cholesterol Educational Panel), the Track Your Plaque 60-60-60 goals are laughably ambitious. ... Read on »
Lipids are snapshots in time; heart scans are cumulative by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 8:26pm Let me paint a picture. It's fictional, though a very real portrait of how things truly happen in life. Michael is an unsuspecting 40-year old man. He hasn't undergone any testing: no heart scan, no lipids or lipoproteins. But we have x-ray vision, and we can see what's going on inside of him. (We can't, of course, but we're just pretendin ... Read on »
Lipids, Vytorin, HEDIS and Disease Management by JaanS Medical Doctor Posted Tue 02 Dec 2008 3:08am The Vytorin kerfuffle has receded to a slow burn, but that hasn’t stopped the disease management blog from mulling over what can be learned about the population-based dimensions of lipid management. First some lipid orthodoxy, then the stuff of head cramps and then some discussion of a potentially under recognized i ... Read on »