Wednesday, October 31, 2012
A new study finds that fish oil pills make little difference in heart disease incidence over a placebo.
For the last several years research studies have looked at the health benefits of consuming more fish. As the studies progressed, researchers were able to identify components of fish that seemed to be associated with the heart disease prevention benefit and possibly the mental health benefit. A new study now questions whether fish-oil pills are a benefit to disease prevention. According to a large scale, randomized, clinical trial that compared fish-oil pills with a placebo for more than six years, the study found little difference in heart disease incidence between the groups. The study, of more than 12,000 individuals with diabetes or prediabetes, and an average age of 64, found that incidence of heart attack, stroke and heart failure …
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Officials will explore the disease in people with diabetes, the St. Louis Business Journal reported.
A multimillion-dollar grant will help Washington University School of Medicine researchers study explore heart disease in people with diabetes, the St. Louis Business Journal reported. Washington University has a presence in University City, Clayton and St. Louis city. Quoting from the Business Journal article: "Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have received a $4.7 million grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to study heart disease in patients with diabetes, the school said." Read more about what researchers hope to learn in the complete Business Journal article.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Wolfram syndrome causes insulin-dependent diabetes and other symptoms, the Washington University School of Medicine reported via University City Patch.
Smaller-than-expected skull sizes and brain abnormalities have been detected in children with a rare condition known as Wolfram syndrome, the Washington University School of Medicine reported via University City Patch. Washington University has a presence in University City, Clayton and St. Louis city. Quoting from a description of the study published in the online journal Public Library of Science (PLoS) One: "Earlier case studies had used imaging to identify brain abnormalities, but scientists had assumed those changes occurred late in the disease process when Wolfram’s patients got older. The new findings suggest, however, that some changes in the brain occur early in childhood." Read more about the study and its implications for people…