In The News:
“People with high levels of good cholesterol, or high-density lipoprotein, are not as safe from heart disease when high levels of a newly identified biomarker of inflammation in the arteries are also found in their bloodstream, according to a new study.”
Per news release [April 2016]:
“In the study of nearly 3,000 patients, researchers from the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City discovered that the presence of high levels of the biomarker glycoprotein acetylation, or GlycA, was associated with an increased risk of heart attack or stroke.
“Inflammation of the artery walls is a contributing factor to heart attack and stroke because it increases the likelihood that plaque on the arterial walls will rupture, induce clot formation and block blood flow.
“’We already know that HDL provides an anti-inflammatory effect on the arteries,’ said Brent Muhlestein, MD… ‘But our research suggests there’s an interaction between GlycA and small HDL particles that reduces the anti-inflammatory capabilities of HDL and increases a person’s chances of having a heart attack or stroke.’ …’The results of our study reinforce the importance of the recommendations we offer to our patients working to reduce inflammation…’
“Historically, C-reactive protein has been used as an indicator of inflammation in the body, and is predictive of future heart-related adverse events… ‘GlycA is a new particle we didn’t know much about, but now that we know there are epidemiologic associations, we need to look at additional ways to evaluate and understand the way it functions and interacts in the bloodstream,’ said Dr. Muhlestein.”
For complete report, refer to news release.
NOTE: Food sensitivities can actually be one of the sources of chronic inflammation potentially involved in a wide variety of conditions and symptoms: “Is Your Food Making You Sick?? From Anxiety To Arthritis… IBS to Insomnia… Migraine to Muscle Pain…”
How very important it is to see the big picture… and to get to the true roots of the matter—
TOO MUCH INFLAMMATION RUNNING THROUGH OUR BRAINS… AND BODIES!
[Sorry, couldn’t resist Police song! :]
Diet & Lifestyle Truly Matter.