Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

June 16, 1997
Fiber In Diet Not Enough; American Heart Association Calling For Higher Intake To Fight Heart Disease
Americans are getting about half as much fiber in the diet as they need, according to a new report from the American Heart Association that appears today in its journal Circulation.

Clinical Model Helps Predict Heart Failure Patients
Doctors have a new set of medical tools to help identify seriously ill patients for whom transplants might safely be deferred.

Fluctuating Cholesterol Levels In Youths, Differences In Girls' Body Fatness Calls For Re-Examining Guidelines Says Houston Team
A new study on growth in children and teenagers confirms striking fluctuations in blood cholesterol levels, suggesting that normal cutpoints for testing may need to be re-examined, says Darwin Labarthe, M.D., Ph.D, the report's lead author.

Cricket And Chemistry Combine To Provide New Understanding Of How Fats Work
The chemical shape of fats bears a striking resemblance to a set of stumps used in the British game of cricket and now researchers at the University of Warwick have found new ways of distinguishing the subtle difference between the two outside

Calorie Restriction Reduces Age-Related Muscle Loss
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have found that limited calorie intake later in life can stall some of the muscle deterioration that normally accompanies aging.

New Blood Marker "ACE" Scores High In Predicting
A blood protein called
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