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The Cholesterol Wars

Author : Daniel Steinberg
ISBN : 0080556191
Genre : Science
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Today, in the era of the statins (cholesterol lowering drugs), there is no longer any doubt about the value of lowering blood cholesterol levels. The Cholesterol Wars chronicles the controversy that swirled around the 'lipid hypothesis' of atherosclerosis for so many years. In fact, 'the lower the better' is the position of many clinicians. However, getting to this point has been a long uphill battle marked by heated debate and sometimes violent disagreement. The history of this controversy is told here for its own sake and because remembering it may help us avoid similar mistakes in the future. Dr. Steinberg and his colleagues have published over 400 papers relating to lipid and lipoprotein metabolism and atherosclerosis reflecting the prominence these authors have in the community Chronicles the miraculous power of the statins to prevent heart attacks and save lives, of great interest to the many manufacturers of these drugs Discusses new targets for intervention based on a better understanding of the molecular basis of atherosclerosis

Biochemistry Of Lipids Lipoproteins And Membranes

Author : D. E. Vance
ISBN : 9780444511386
Genre : Medical
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The first edition of this book was published in 1985. The content of the 4th edition reflects the enormous advances that have occurred since that time in the field of lipid biochemistry. This publication is unique in that it represents a bridge between the superficial coverage of the lipid field found in basic biochemistry text books and the highly specialized material contained in scientific review articles and monographs. The book is not a collection of exhaustive reviews, but a current and readable summary of diverse aspects of lipids. It is intended as an advanced and up-to-date textbook for teachers and students who are familiar with the basic concepts of lipid biochemistry and will also serve as a general reference book for scientists studying lipids, lipoproteins and membranes.

Low Carbohydrate Mania

Author : Richard Harding
ISBN : 9781504306164
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Many popular books, magazines, and websites claim that we have been following expert medical advice for the past 40 years and we are unhealthier than ever. They declare that the idea that saturated fats and cholesterol cause heart disease is the greatest scientific deception of our times and that a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet is essential for our well-being. These views have become accepted as the truth. Instead of informing our society about healthy dietary choices, they are causing widespread harm. Harding explains why these prevailing views are based on myths, fabrications, and a distortion of the facts. However, standard medical advice has not been helpful in reducing the rising prevalence of obesity, diabetes, and autoimmune diseases. This advice often contains guidance such as “everything in moderation” and that we need to be “practical” and “flexible”. Advice that is not very constructive. Fortunately, the diets that are optimal for our health are also the best for the environment and for the animals we share the earth with.

Causality Probability And Medicine

Author : Donald Gillies
ISBN : 9781317564287
Genre : Philosophy
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Why is understanding causation so important in philosophy and the sciences? Should causation be defined in terms of probability? Whilst causation plays a major role in theories and concepts of medicine, little attempt has been made to connect causation and probability with medicine itself. Causality, Probability, and Medicine is one of the first books to apply philosophical reasoning about causality to important topics and debates in medicine. Donald Gillies provides a thorough introduction to and assessment of competing theories of causality in philosophy, including action-related theories, causality and mechanisms, and causality and probability. Throughout the book he applies them to important discoveries and theories within medicine, such as germ theory; tuberculosis and cholera; smoking and heart disease; the first ever randomized controlled trial designed to test the treatment of tuberculosis; the growing area of philosophy of evidence-based medicine; and philosophy of epidemiology. This book will be of great interest to students and researchers in philosophy of science and philosophy of medicine, as well as those working in medicine, nursing and related health disciplines where a working knowledge of causality and probability is required.

The Genetics Of Health

Author : Sharad P. Paul
ISBN : 9781501155437
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Take charge of your health by understanding the connection between our evolutionary past and our future wellbeing with this practical guide to personalized health and nutrition—from distinguished physician Dr. Sharad Paul. Recognized as one of the best in his field, surgeon, academic, and philanthropist, Dr. Sharad Paul combines everyday health with evolutionary biology and explains how to improve your overall wellness by following a diet and exercise plan according to your gene type. Starting with our brains, this book covers everything from skin and muscles, to hearts, diets, and stress management. Throughout, Dr. Paul shares key information and provides steps to improve our daily wellbeing—impacting everything from our energy levels to memory retention to our overall longevity. Our evolutionary past and genetic makeup determine how and why the body works the way it does and how it all combines to make us unique individuals. Presenting a compelling blend of medical mysteries, patient stories, and science, Dr. Paul has developed a revolutionary approach to wellness that will result in beautiful skin at any age, a healthier diet for muscle endurance and skeletal strength, a more resilient and efficient heart, better mood and memory balance, and more.

Braunwald S Heart Disease E Book

Author : Robert O. Bonow
ISBN : 9781437727708
Genre : Medical
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Braunwald’s Heart Disease remains your indispensable source for definitive, state-of-the-art answers on every aspect of contemporary cardiology. Edited by Drs. Robert O. Bonow, Douglas L. Mann, Douglas P. Zipes, and Peter Libby, this dynamic, multimedia reference helps you apply the most recent knowledge in molecular biology and genetics, imaging, pharmacology, interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, and much more. Weekly updates online, personally selected by Dr. Braunwald, continuously keep you current on the most important new developments affecting your practice. Enhanced premium online content includes new dynamic cardiac imaging videos, heart sound recordings, and podcasts. With sweeping updates throughout, and contributions from a "who’s who" of global cardiology, Braunwald’s is the cornerstone of effective practice. Continuously access the most important new developments affecting your practice with weekly updates personally selected by Dr. Braunwald, including focused reviews, "hot off the press" commentaries, and late-breaking clinical trials. Practice with confidence and overcome your toughest challenges with advice from the top minds in cardiology today, who synthesize the entire state of current knowledge and summarize all of the most recent ACC/AHA practice guidelines. Locate the answers you need fast thanks to a user-friendly, full-color design with more than 1,200 color illustrations. Search the complete contents online at Stay on top of the latest advances in molecular imaging, intravascular ultrasound, cardiovascular regeneration and tissue engineering, device therapy for advanced heart failure, atrial fibrillation management, structural heart disease, Chagasic heart disease, ethics in cardiovascular medicine, the design and conduct of clinical trials, and many other timely topics. Hone your clinical skills with new dynamic cardiac imaging videos, heart sound recordings, and podcasts at

Caring For The Heart

Author : W Bruce Fye
ISBN : 9780199982370
Genre : Medical
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This groundbreaking book weaves together three important themes. It describes major developments in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease in the twentieth century, explains how the Mayo Clinic evolved from a family practice in Minnesota into one of the world's leading medical centers, and reveals how the invention of new technologies and procedures promoted specialization among physicians and surgeons. Caring for the Heart is written for general readers as well as health care professionals, historians, and policy analysts. Unlike traditional institutional or disease-focused histories, this book places individuals and events in national and international contexts that emphasize the interplay of medical, scientific, technological, social, political, and economic forces that have resulted in contemporary heart care. Patient stories and media perspectives are included throughout to help general readers understand the medical and technological developments that are described. The book is a synthetic study, but it is written so that readers may pick and choose the chapters of most interest to them. Another feature of the book is that readers may follow the stories without looking at the notes. Those who are interested in delving deeper into the main topics will find a wealth of carefully chosen references that offer greater detail and additional perspectives. The descriptions and interpretations that fill the book benefit from the fact that the author has been a practicing cardiologist and medical historian for almost four decades. This is mainly a twentieth-century story, but it begins earlier--before there were physicians who were identified as cardiologists and at a time when medical specialization was just emerging in America. The final chapter, which addresses present-day concerns about health care costs, counterbalances earlier ones that might be read as celebrations of new technologies.

Die Aktuelle Atkins Di T

Author : Dr. Eric C. Westman
ISBN : 9783641563141
Genre : Cooking
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Nach den neuesten wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnissen überarbeitet Dr. Eric Westman führt das Erbe Dr. Atkins’ fort und seine Diät ins 21. Jahrhundert. Die neue Atkins-Diät ist effektiv, einfach, flexibel und auf dem neuesten Stand der Forschung. Aber Atkins ist nicht einfach nur eine Diät, sondern auf eine dauerhafte Ernährungsumstellung ausgerichtet. Mit Erfolgsgeschichten, die Mut machen, neuen Rezepten und Ernährungsvorschlägen für 24 Wochen erhält man einen Plan für eine kohlenhydratarme Ernährung, der nachweislich Millionen geholfen hat. Nie war Low-Carb-Ernährung leichter!

Patient Hochschullehre

Author : Jürgen Handke
ISBN : 9783828856943
Genre : Education
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Überfüllte Hörsäle, schlechte Studienbedingungen, hohe Studierendenzahlen: Das ist harte Realität an deutschen Hochschulen. Doppelte Abiturjahrgänge, Aussetzung der Wehrpflicht und geburtenstarke Jahrgänge haben dazu geführt, dass viele Universitäten und Fachhochschulen aus allen Nähten platzen. Eine vernünftige Lehre ist kaum noch machbar, klagen auch viele Lehrende. Die Lehre an Hochschulen krankt nicht erst seit Umsetzung des Bologna-Protokolls. Hochschullehrende werden nicht nach pädagogischen Fähigkeiten ausgewählt, die Lehrorganisation hat längst keine Priorität mehr. Statt sich neuer Medien und Methoden zu bedienen, wird starr an althergebrachten Konzepten festgehalten. Die Universitäten versäumen es seit Jahren, ihre Lehre und ihr Lehrpersonal an die veränderten Bedingungen des 21. Jahrhunderts anzupassen. So wird 'Uni' auf Dauer nicht funktionieren. Jürgen Handke, als Universitätsprofessor selbst ein Insider, bringt die Probleme auf den Punkt. Er benennt klar die Schwächen einer Lehrbürokratie und bietet eine Fülle von konkreten Verbesserungsvorschlägen. Diese basieren auf einer weitreichenden Digitalisierung der Hochschullehre, damit verbunden neuen Lehr- und Lernszenarien sowie einer veränderten Rolle des Lehrpersonals. Zur anregenden Diskussion für Lehrende und Studierende gleichermaßen.

Die Gro En Entdeckungen In Der Medizin

Author : Helen Bynum
ISBN : 3832194371
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