Have a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving...from all of us at the Atherosclerosis Research Unit at USC.
We are so excited to announce that ARU under the direction of Dr. Hodis received funds from NHI for the clinical trial APPT (Advancing Postmenopausal Preventive Therapy). The goal of the project is to conduct a double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial to determine the effects of tissue selective estrogen complex (TSEC) therapy on the progression of subclinical atherosclerosis in healthy postmenopausal [...]
A study in France led by Julia Baudry looked at the diets of almost 70,000 adults in the mid 40s average and concluded that those eating organic food frequently have an overall lower risk of developing cancer such as non-Hodgkin lymphoma and postmenopausal breast cancer. The authors of the study hypothesize that a possible explanation for the [...]
We have some EXCITING news coming soon... Make sure you stay tuned to see what’s the new study is about.
We here at ARU are very pleased to share the findings of the primary trial ELITE which was published on March 31, 2016 in the New England Journal of Medicine. In summary, in ELITE (Early versus Late Intervention Trial with Estradiol) trial, we examined the effects of estradiol on atherosclerosis in women who were within 6 [...]
In spite of many studies boosting the health benefits of red wine, which include lowering risk of heart disease and degenerative disease such as Alzheimer's, a study from ten European countries involving 348,850 female volunteers between age 35 and 70 year, followed up an average of 11 years linked alcohol consumption and an increased risk of breast cancer. The [...]
Did you know that just 30 minutes of brisk walking five days a week can reduce risk of death from cardiovascular diseases? This is true especially for women younger than 70 years of age, says a new Argentinean study presented by Dr. Rosana Poggio, a cardiologist at the Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy (IECS) in Buenos Aires, [...]
Did you know that uncontrolled high blood pressure is a leading cause of heart disease and stroke? Today 1 in 3 US adults (70 million) have high blood pressure and only a little over half (52%) of these people have it controlled. High blood pressure is called the “silent killer” as often has no warning [...]
Did you know that by changing the way you cook rice, you could cut the calorie content of the rice by more than half?
Rice is the staple food for more than half of the world’s population, contains a lot of starch and it is used to make delicious dishes savory as well as sweet. Due to the increase worldwide obesity, a team of scientists from Sri Lanka have developed a simple way to cook rice that could reduce the calories absorbed by [...]
A large study suggests that eating peanuts as well as tree nuts is associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. Most of the studies linking health benefits of tree nuts were conducted among European descendent and population of high socioeconomic status. This new study recently published in JAMA Internal Medicine indicates that men and women, primarily of [...]