Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Helping Clogged Arteries Clean Up Their Act

news you may not know


He Went That Way...

The Cardiovascular Cavalry is on the way...

Sergeant Statin has combined forces with expert guide Nevada Niacin to track and tame the Pillaging Plaques. It's been a long time coming, as the Plaques have virtually had their way since they hitched up with the Trans-Fat gangs back in good 'ole Crisco days. But, law and order is sweeping into town and, before you know it, the filthy Arteries in this two-bit town will be singing a new tune.

That's right - Statin and Niacin are going to clean up this joint...

Researchers at the University of Washington School of Medicine recently reported results of a study on cardiovascular health. The scientists found that a combination of statins and niacin not only protect against future cardiovascular complications, they may actually reverse the buildup of plaque in already damaged arteries. This is potentially huge news for the less-than-health-conscious majority of Americans.

Statin drugs, used by millions of Americans with high cholesterol, help to reduce LDL, the "bad" cholesterol. Niacin, which is Vitamin B3, helps to raise levels of HDL, the "good" cholesterol, which acts to dissolve the deposits of cholesterol that form on artery walls. Put the two together and you've got an artery-cleaning dynamo akin to a nano-sized Roto-Rooter operation.

The findings are among the first to indicate a potential reversal of damage; previous results had shown preventive capabilities only. Further research is necessary, but the initial results are promising.

A note of concern. Several study participants reported a disruption in sleep patterns early in the study. These disturbances, however, typically resolved after an average of 10 days. Scientists theorize it simply took participants a while to get used to the sounds of Sergeant Statin and Nevada Niacin galloping through their veins...

To read more about this study, see this from ScienceDaily.


Blogger sylvia c. said...


I thought the idea of: "potential reversal of damage" was extremely interesting.

You don't hear too much of that in the medical field.

That’s great!

Sylvia C.

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