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Cyclodextrin for Treatment of Atherosclerosis

Cardiovascular disease from atherosclerosis is one of the most common causes of death worldwide. Inflammation plays a crucial role in atherosclerosis and cholesterol crystals are considered to be main culprit.   Researchers have found out that cyclodextrin dissolves cholesterol crystals and reduces atherosclerotic plaques. This is a promising therapeutic approach for treating atherosclerosis. Their find […]

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Air Pollution Linked to Increased Cardiovascular Diseases

Higher long-term PM2.5 exposures may be associated with an acceleration of vascular pathologies over time. While, there is no clear-cut explanation for association of air pollution with progression of atherosclerosis,it has been proposed that several factors are generated in the tissue of lungs in response to the particulate matter may have key roles to play. […]

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Male Pattern Baldness may be a Tale-Tell Story of Cardiovascular Risk and Prostate Cancer

Researchers have found out an association between male pattern baldness with increased cardiovascular and prostate cancer risk. They studied it on 36 990 participants. In the three cohort studies, the adjusted risk of coronary heart disease was 32% higher among individuals with severe vertex baldness compared with men with full hair. Read more: Clinician On […]

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Atherosclerosis: Thickening of Arterial Wall

Measurements of waist circumference (WC), waist to hip ratio (WHR) and Body mass index (BMI) are some of predictors of risk of heart attack. Waist circumference >32 inches in female and >37 inches in male have the risk of heart attack. Persons having WHR > 0.7 and BMI >30 are at the risk of developing atherosclerosis.

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