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Rho Kinase, an Important Therapeutic Target in Cardiovascular Health

Rho Kinase, an Important Therapeutic Target in Cardiovascular Health

  • 5/21/2018 9:30:00 AM
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Song Yi Shin, M.S.Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the primary causes of deaths in the United States.Despite a number of research to prevent or cure CVD, it is still the leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Numerous studies have found that exercise is very effective for prevention of CVD, however, there are many CVD patients who are not able to exercise at high intensity and certain duration required due to their pathological conditions or physical limits. Fortu...
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Vascular Aging And Its Counterpart: We Are All Getting Old

Vascular Aging And Its Counterpart: We Are All Getting Old

  • 4/23/2018 8:30:00 AM
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Song Yi Shin, M.S.How can you improve your vascular health? You would undoubtedly answer that it is the exercise, and it is true. Your arteries deliver blood and oxygen to organs and skeletal muscle. When you start to exercise, your legs would need more blood to match the metabolic demands. At rest, a majority of your blood volume is in your veins. But during exercise, blood flow through tissues change dramatically, with 85% of blood going to your active muscles through arteries in hea...
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PPAR-delta, the New Potential Treatment for Metabolic Syndrome, May Be Produced by Your Own Body

  • 10/23/2011 1:16:00 PM
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Vincent C.W. Chen, B.S.Metabolic syndrome, a condition including insulin resistance (causing diabetes), obesity, hyperlipidemia (high blood lipids), hypertension, and heart disease, is mainly due to high fat diets and lack of physical activity. It has become a major health concern in modern society. Recently, a substance called PPAR-delta has been identified as a potential therapeutic remedy for the treatment of metabolic syndrome. PPAR-delta is the most abundant isoform among the three PPARs (p...
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