IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AtheroNova Inc. (OTCBB: AHRO) ("AtheroNova"), a biotech company focused on the research and development of compounds to regress atherosclerotic plaque, announced the recent presentation by Diana Shih, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, at the 2011 American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions in Orlando, Florida. Dr. Shih's presentation included information on research sponsored by the Company which demonstrated that dietary supplementation of AHRO-001 resulted in a 95% reduction in arterial plaque formation at the innominate artery when compared to the control group.
The study results also revealed significant reduction in plasma cholesterol and dietary cholesterol absorption in the test subjects that received HDCA. HDCA supplementation also improved HDL function as measured by cholesterol efflux assay. These factors indicate multiple methods of action for an anti-atherogenic effect, suggesting a clear potential for new anti-atherosclerotic therapy.
"We are extremely pleased with the results of the UCLA study and want to thank Dr. Shih for all of her efforts on this presentation," said Thomas W. Gardner, CEO of AtheroNova. "The data from this study confirms and enhances our initial research and understanding of the compounds. As a result, we are moving forward with the preparation of an Investigative New Drug (IND) application with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for our atherosclerotic plaque regression compounds, in addition to, preparations for entry into Phase I human trials during 2012."
"Presenting such positive data to an audience of industry peers at AHA validates the potential of AtheroNova's compounds," Gardner concluded.
Dr. Shih's presentation can be viewed on the American Heart Association's website at www.scientificsessions.org'/>"/>
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