Navigation Links
Free statins with fast food could neutralize heart risk, scientists say
Date:8/12/2010

ver and kidneys reported in between 1 in 1,000 and 1 in 10,000 people.

"Everybody knows that fast food is bad for you, but people continue to eat it because it tastes good. We're genetically programmed to prefer high-calorie foods, and sadly fast food chains will continue to sell unhealthy foods because it earns them a living.

"It makes sense to make risk-reducing supplements available just as easily as the unhealthy condiments that are provided free of charge. It would cost less than 5p per customer not much different to a sachet of ketchup.

"When people engage in risky behaviours like driving or smoking, they're encouraged to take measures that minimise their risk, like wearing a seatbelt or choosing cigarettes with filters. Taking a statin is a rational way of lowering some of the risks of eating a fatty meal."

Studies have shown a clear link between total fat intake and blood cholesterol, which is strongly linked to heart disease. Recent evidence suggests that trans fats, which are found in high levels in fast food, are the component of the Western diet that is most dangerous in terms of heart disease risk.

Dr Francis and his colleagues used data from a previous large cohort study to quantify how a person's heart attack risk increases with their daily intake of total fat and trans fat. He compared this with the decrease in risk from various statins, based on a meta-analysis of seven randomised controlled trials.

The results showed that most statin regimes are able to compensate for the relative risk increase from eating a cheeseburger and a small milkshake.

The researchers note that studies should be conducted to assess the potential risks of allowing people to take statins freely, without medical supervision. They suggest that a warning on the packet should emphasise that no tablet can substitute for a healthy diet, and advise people to consult their doctor for more advice.


'/>"/>

Contact: Sam Wong
sam.wong@imperial.ac.uk
44-020-759-42198
Imperial College London
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Statins may treat blood vessel disorder that can lead to fatal strokes
2. Statins may prevent miscarriages
3. Deathstalker scorpion venom could improve gene therapy for brain cancer
4. Innovation could bring super-accurate sensors, crime forensics
5. UofL public health research could impact environmental policy decisions
6. New catalyst of platinum nanoparticles could lead to conk-out free, stable fuel cells
7. New lab test could identify imatinib resistance
8. Kids could get more whole grains from after-school snacks, University of Minnesota study finds
9. Waterborne diseases could cost over $500 million annually in US
10. Steam process could remove CO2 to regenerate amine capture materials
11. Engineering could give reconstructive surgery a facelift
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/22/2015)... May 22, 2015  NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD ) ... will be ending its promotional pricing and making the Wocket ... Laurence Savin , Head of Marketing said, "We,ve extended ... until the end of May. To get your wocket at ... we open the store on June 1, you,ll receive a ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... May 22, 2015 According to ... Solution (2D, 3D, Thermal, Emotion, Forensic), by Software (Middleware, Databases), ... and Utilities, Consumer and Home) - Global Forecast to ... from $2.77 Billion in 2015 to $6.19 Billion by ... Browse 79 market data Tables and   43 Figures ...
(Date:5/21/2015)... According to a new ... Software, Services), by Applications (Surveillance (Airborne, Maritime, Land), ... (Military & Defense & Commercial) - Global Forecast ... is expected to grow from $7252.0 Million in ... Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 6.6%. ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):NXT-ID, Inc Announces Retail Price For Wocket Smart Wallet And Extends Discounted Promotional Price Till End Of May 2NXT-ID, Inc Announces Retail Price For Wocket Smart Wallet And Extends Discounted Promotional Price Till End Of May 3Facial Recognition Market Worth $6.19 Billion by 2020 2Facial Recognition Market Worth $6.19 Billion by 2020 3Thermal Imaging Market Worth $9,998.9 Million by 2020 2Thermal Imaging Market Worth $9,998.9 Million by 2020 3Thermal Imaging Market Worth $9,998.9 Million by 2020 4
... Arlington, VA, March 18, 2010. How did China ... North America and Europe? A panel of U.S. experts ... comparative findings in a workshop at the National Science Foundation ... the sponsorship of the National Science Foundation and other Federal ...
... BOZEMAN, Mont. -- Bile secretions in the small ... to change their behavior to maximize their chances of ... the Society for General Microbiology during its spring meeting ... the findings could allow us to better protect food ...
... toxicologist and a multidisciplinary team of researchers have ... composed of 60 carbon atoms. The team also ... hold hope for treatment of Parkinson,s disease, Alzheimer,s ... appeared in Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology and represents ...
Cached Biology News:Workshop on R&D for rapid vaccine development and production in Asia/Australia 2Montana State researcher discovers that bile sends mixed signals to E. coli 2Carbon nanostructures -- elixir or poison? 2Carbon nanostructures -- elixir or poison? 3
(Date:5/21/2015)... YORK , May 21, 2015  Prima Biomed ... company that is striving to become a leader in ... cancer, recently announced that the final CVac data from ... shown a clear trend for a clinically meaningful improvement ... in second remission patients. In the group ...
(Date:5/21/2015)... W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE: ... Germany has received good manufacturing practice (GMP) certification ... Pharmaceutical Excipient Council (IPEC) Foundation. , ... FP brand of pharmaceutical grade excipient silica gels ... Bay, Maryland (USA) and Sorocaba, Brazil locations. The ...
(Date:5/21/2015)... , May 20, 2015 Research and Markets ... addition of the "2015 Global Survey on ... offering. The primary goal of this ... cytometry instruments and reagents. Key information the survey ... selection of flow cytometers, predominantly used applications for ...
(Date:5/20/2015)... 20, 2015 Veracyte, Inc . ... demonstrating the ability of the company,s molecular classifier ... other interstitial lung diseases (ILDs) using samples obtained ... to help thousands of patients avoid invasive, risky ... diagnosis – a frequent challenge for physicians and ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Correction Continues after Big Move - BrokerBank Securities, Inc. 2Grace European Facility Receives GMP Excipient Certification for SYLOID® FP Silica Gel 2Global Survey on Flow Cytometry Adoption Trends 2015 2Veracyte Presents Preliminary Data Demonstrating Ability of Molecular Classifier to Improve Non-Surgical IPF Diagnosis Using Bronchoscopy Samples 2Veracyte Presents Preliminary Data Demonstrating Ability of Molecular Classifier to Improve Non-Surgical IPF Diagnosis Using Bronchoscopy Samples 3Veracyte Presents Preliminary Data Demonstrating Ability of Molecular Classifier to Improve Non-Surgical IPF Diagnosis Using Bronchoscopy Samples 4Veracyte Presents Preliminary Data Demonstrating Ability of Molecular Classifier to Improve Non-Surgical IPF Diagnosis Using Bronchoscopy Samples 5
... Third Wave Technologies, Inc ., a manufacturer of molecular diagnostic ... Drug Administration for approval of a new Cystic Fibrosis ... calls InPlex, is a genotyping test to determine Cystic Fibrosis ... and in diagnostic testing in newborns and children. Cystic Fibrosis ...
... and lobbyists from AT&T and BellSouth must ... the band back together and no one can stop them. , ... off the largest telecom merger in U.S. history. I always ... company. They are another step closer to proving I was right ...
... a month ago, and already Microsoft's Windows Vista , the ... bruised by critical media reports about security flaws and other shortcomings. ... the beta version. We posed several questions to Justin Jaeck, vice ... information technologies for Veridian Homes , to get their take ...
Cached Biology Technology:AT&T - BellSouth merger: Revestiture continues 2AT&T - BellSouth merger: Revestiture continues 3AT&T - BellSouth merger: Revestiture continues 4AT&T - BellSouth merger: Revestiture continues 5AT&T - BellSouth merger: Revestiture continues 6Wisconsin firms won't rush to adopt Microsoft Vista 2Wisconsin firms won't rush to adopt Microsoft Vista 3Wisconsin firms won't rush to adopt Microsoft Vista 4
...
... compact GC-8A is Shimadzu's basic gas chromatograph ... to use, the GC-8A supports a single ... column injection port(s), and analog output. Isothermal ... available. The GC-8A is only 17.3 inches ...
The novel and unique HCTplus delivers unmatched information-rich data-dependent LC/MSn data for todays challenge in proteomics and metabonomics work....
... In the six short years since publication ... John Walkers widely acclaimed Protein Protocols Handbook, ... in protein biochemistry. In recognition of the ... the rapid evolution of new methodologies directed ...
Biology Products: