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Deans' stroke musings
Changing stroke rehab and research worldwide now.Time is Brain!Just think of all thetrillions and trillions of neuronsthateach daybecause there areeffective hyperacute therapies besides tPA(only 12% effective). I have 493 posts on hyperacute therapy, enough for researchers to spend decades proving them out. These are my personal ideas and blog on stroke rehabilitation and stroke research. Do not attempt any of these without checking with your medical provider. Unless you join me in agitating, when you need these therapies they won't be there.
What this blog is for:
Shortly after getting out of the hospital and getting NO information on the process or protocols of stroke rehabilitation and recovery I started searching on the internet and found that no other survivor received useful information. This is an attempt to cover all stroke rehabilitation information that should be readily available to survivors so they can talk with informed knowledge to their medical staff. It's quite disgusting that this information is not available from every stroke association and doctors group. My back ground story is here:http://oc1dean.blogspot.com/2010/11/my-background-story_8.html
Monday, February 13, 2017
Researchers find link between a high fat diet, obesity and cardiovascular disease risk
You'll have to ask your doctor if the positives of fat outweigh the negatives described here. But I bet they don't know about any of this. Good luck and be careful out there.
and a diet high in fat could lead to a harmful activation of the immune system,
increasing a person's risk of heart disease, according to a study led by Queen
Mary University of London (QMUL).
research has shown that obesity increases blood
pressure and cholesterol – both risk factors for heart
disease. Now researchers funded by the British Heart Foundation
believe obesity could also trigger an immune response, increasing a person's
risk of a heart attack. The findings could lead to new treatments that target
this inflammation to reduce a person's risk of heart disease.
study, published in the journal Cell Metabolism, involved taking blood
samples from 1,172 lean, overweight or obese
people. They found that a certain type of white blood cell, or
T-cell, was present in higher levels in obese people.
the team measured the fat distribution of these same people they also found
that those carrying more fat around the middle had higher levels of these cells
than those carrying fat on their thighs and bottom.
are essential for the immune response as they protect the body from
infections. However, they also cause inflammation which can make a number of
cardiovascular diseases worse. For example, they can contribute to the build-up
of fatty plaques in arteries in atherosclerosis, which can lead to a heart
attack or stroke.
levels of these T-cells were also present in mice fed a high fat diet, leading
the researchers to conclude that a high
fat diet, which leads to obesity, is a cause of this harmful
Federica Marelli-Berg from QMUL's William Harvey Research Institute said:
"With this research we've found a direct link between the food we eat, our
weight and dangerous inflammation which can cause heart disease.
which target the molecule responsible for this inflammation are already being
tested in clinical trials aimed at treating cancer. As such, it might be
possible to re-purpose these drugs for the treatment of heart disease."
Claudio Mauro added: "Our next step is to find out how long these harmful
T-cells remain in our blood at high levels. As yet we don't know whether
dieting will bring the levels of these T-cells down and reduce the risk of
heart disease or whether once raised these T-cell levels remain high for
Metin Avkiran, Associate Medical Director at the British Heart Foundation,
said: "Every three minutes someone goes to hospital with a heart
attack in the UK. We already know that being overweight can increase
your blood pressure and result in high cholesterol levels, both of which are
bad news for our heart.
study shows that what we eat may also have an effect on our cardiovascular
health via our immune system. The good news is that by knowing exactly how this
harmful inflammatory process works we are one step closer to finding a way to
prevent it. We now need more research to see if drugs that are already
available could be a means for tackling this inflammation
and lowering a person's risk of heart disease, over and above the benefits of
maintaining a healthy diet."