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As Cholesterol Carriers Degrade – Heart Disease Risk in Women Increases

Please Note: The original press release which has been republished without any changes can be found http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/06/prweb11972426.htm

CholesterolAs in independent Unicity franchise owner I am an advocate of natural solutions for achieving and maintaining healthy cholesterol levels. The Unicity product Balance C is specifically formulated for achieving and maintaining healthy levels. Information on where you can learn more about Unicity Balance, a core product of Unicity’s Prime Program (being in your prime again) can be found at the end of this report.)

Sex Hormone Levels at Midlife Linked to Bad Cholesterol Carriers that Increase Heart Disease Risk in Women

As hormone levels change during the transition to menopause, the quality of a woman’s cholesterol carriers degrades, leaving her at greater risk for heart disease, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health discovered.

Our results suggest that there may be value in using advanced testing methods to evaluate changes in cholesterol carriers’ quality in women early in menopause so that doctors can recommend appropriate diet and lifestyle changes

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) June 27, 2014

As hormone levels change during the transition to menopause, the quality of a woman’s cholesterol carriers degrades, leaving her at greater risk for heart disease, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health discovered.

The first-of-its-kind evaluation, supported by theNational Institutes of Health (NIH), was done using an advanced method to characterize cholesterol carriers in the blood and is published in the July issue of theJournal of Lipid Research.

The results call for further research to evaluate the menopause-related dynamic changes in sex hormones on the quality of cholesterol carriers over time, as well as increased emphasis on the importance of healthy diet and exercise for women undergoing menopause.

“Higher levels of HDL, or what we know as ‘good cholesterol,’ may not always be protective, as we have thought before,” said lead investigator Samar R. El Khoudary, Ph.D., M.P.H., assistant professor in Pitt Public Health’sDepartment of Epidemiology.

Dr. El Khoudary explains that normal levels of LDL, or “bad cholesterol,” do not imply normal cholesterol levels in all individuals. Rather, quality of cholesterol carriers may provide more accurate information about risk related to levels of cholesterol.

“We found that lower levels of estradiol, one of the main hormonal changes that mark menopause, are associated with low-quality cholesterol carriers, which have been found to predict risk for heart disease,” she said.

“Our results suggest that there may be value in using advanced testing methods to evaluate changes in cholesterol carriers’ quality in women early in menopause so that doctors can recommend appropriate diet and lifestyle changes.”

Cholesterol travels through the bloodstream in small particles called lipoproteins, or cholesterol carriers. Conventional blood tests show the amount of cholesterol carried by these lipoproteins, rather than the characteristics of the lipoproteins themselves. There are two major types of lipoproteins: high-density lipoprotein (HDL), which helps keep cholesterol from building up in the arteries, and low density lipoprotein (LDL), the main source of cholesterol buildup and blockage in the arteries. Research studies have shown that the characteristics of LDL and HDL particles, including the number and size of these particles, significantly predict risk of heart disease.

Previous studies evaluating the associations between sex hormones and cardiovascular disease as women went through menopause looked only at cholesterol measured through conventional blood tests. Dr. El Khoudary and her colleagues used nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy to measure the size, distribution and concentration of lipoproteins that carry cholesterol in the blood.

The Pitt Public Health team found that as estrogen levels fall, women have higher concentrations of low-quality, smaller, denser LDL and HDL particles, which are associated with greater risk of heart disease. The conventional blood tests often don’t pick up on such a nuance in particle size.

The study evaluated 120 women from Pittsburgh who were enrolled in the Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN). The women were an average of 50 ½ years old and not on hormone replacement therapy.
SWAN is an ongoing study of the biological, physical, psychological and social changes in more than 3,000 middle aged women who were recruited at seven sites across the U.S. The goal is to help scientists, health care providers and women learn how mid-life experiences affect health and quality of life during aging.

“As a woman transitions to menopause, many biological changes take place that can put her at greater risk of many conditions, including osteoporosis and heart disease,” said Dr. El Khoudary. “Our most recent study underscores the importance of having clinicians aware of these risk factors and prepared to work with their patient to help her best mitigate these risks.”

Dr. El Khoudary is collaborating with other scientists to identify funding to study a larger sample of women over time to definitively tie changes in hormone levels and the quality of cholesterol carriers with heart disease.

Additional authors on this study are Maria M. Brooks, Ph.D., Rebecca C. Thurston, Ph.D., and Karen A. Matthews, Ph.D., all of Pitt.

This research is supported by NIH grants U01NR004061, U01AG012505, U01AG012535, U01AG012531, U01AG012539, U01AG012546, U01AG012553, U01AG012554, U01AG012495, HL065581 and HL065591.

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About the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health

The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, founded in 1948 and now one of the top-ranked schools of public health in the United States, conducts research on public health and medical care that improves the lives of millions of people around the world. Pitt Public Health is a leader in devising new methods to prevent and treat cardiovascular diseases, HIV/AIDS, cancer and other important public health problems.

For more information about Pitt Public Health, visit the school’s Web site at http://www.publichealth.pitt.edu.

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Unicity Balance Glucose and Diabetes

The following is information is from the public domain. You already know to consult with a doctor regarding any questions or concerns.

Diabetes Thousands die yearly from the complications of diabetes. Many end up blind, with kidney disease, heart disease, stroke, or with lower leg amputations due to the debilitating effects of this disease.

In the USA about 6 million individuals with diabetes don’t know they have it. Studies show that adults who have diabetes by the age of 40 have a life span 8 years shorter than the averages. The most common type of diabetes is Type 2, previously known as “adult onset” diabetes. But with the huge rise of obesity in children, Type 2 Diabetes is becoming more common in children and young adults. Obesity is a BIG risk factor for diabetes. It has recently been estimated that 2 million adolescents are in a pre-diabetic state.

PRE-DIABETES STATE (aka Metabolic Syndrome)
It is estimated that about 40 million people in the US over the age of 40 have the pre-diabetes state. This means several important changes in your body metabolism that over time will lead to diabetes if risk factors are not modified. They include:
Excess weight in the waistline area.

Blood pressure greater than 130 over 85
Fasting blood sugar level above 110
Fasting triglyceries greater than 150
HDL (good) cholesterol less than 50 in women, less than 40 in men.

You need three of the 5 factors above to be classified as having pre-diabetes. It is closely tied to the development of Type 2 Diabetes (insulin resistant type).

DiabetesSYMPTOMS OF DIABETES
The key symptoms of diabetes are as follows:

Blurred vision
Frequest urination (often patients notice they begin getting up frequently at night)
Increased hunger
Increased thirst (drinking water at night is often present)
Itchy skin
No energy
Numbness or tingling in feet, legs and hands
Flu like aches and tiredness
Weight gain OR loss
Slow healing sores
Tingling or burning pain in hands or feet

If you or your loved ones experience these symptoms and they persist, then see your doctor for an overnight fasting blood sugar level. A blood glucose level over 125 mg/dL means diabetes. Also a blood sugar level 2 hours after drinking a standard amount of sugar load of 200 mg/dL or higher means diabetes.

HIGH FIBER DIET–A HEALTHY HABIT
We have all heard it, but few of us do it. Eating a diet high in certain types of fiber does reduce your cholesterol level and lower blood pressure. Diabetes too can be helped by a high fiber diet of 20-35 grams of fiber each day. According to the New England Journal of Medicine, a diet high in fiber (50 grams a day) improves your ability to smooth out the daily fluctuations in blood sugar levels, stabilize high blood levels of insulin and lower blood fat levels in patients with Type 2 Diabetes. That would mean 12 apples a day, 10 bowls of bran cereal, and 166 oatmeal cookies!! Obviously we need help with our fiber diets.

HELP FROM A NATURAL PRODUCT

A clinical trial was conducted by the Certified Diabetes Educators of Diabetes
BIOS LIFE showed itself as an effective natural substance that reduced cholesterol, blood pressure, triglycerides, and fasting blood glucose levels. The newest product in the Bios Life family is Unicity Balance Glucose. It contains a new type of soluble fiber that works so well in stabilizing the blood sugar and smoothing out the daily sugar curve.

The HbA1c (the way we measure glucose control in a diabetic over time) was reduced by 15%, and the average fasting blood sugar was reduced by 17%! How does it work? Well, Unicity Balance Glucose is a premium formulation of both soluble and insoluble fibers and other ingredients of natural compounds that slow down the absorption rate of food, helping blood sugar levels to remain more stable throughout the day. It helps avoid the after-meal sugar spikes and also makes your body more sensitive to insulin.

For those diabetics having a problem controlling their blood sugar levels on diet and medications this is good news. First, its another way to further control the blood sugar levels, and for those mild diabetics it may mean either avoidance or delay in adding medications for sugar control.

The goal is to maintain a normal blood sugar for as much of the day as possible. Balance Glucose is an added method of sugar control, that can be used in conjunction with all the other prevention techniques. Diabetics can’t forget any of the important control methods–exercise, diet, weight control, blood pressure control, and sugar control. It’s best to start now before diabetes develops, and adding Balance to the regimen is also a great preventative measure.

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727-587-7871
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The Science of Balance by Unicity

 

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727-587-7871
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