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    150 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL), and borderline high is 150 to 199 mg/dL.” So you’re on the high end of the normal range. We would like to have you tested again in a few months. Patient: What are triglycerides? Doctor: According to the Mayo Clinic (2015), “Triglycerides are a type of fat (lipid) found in your blood. When you eat, your body converts any calories it doesn 't need to use right away into triglycerides. The triglycerides are stored in your fat cells. Later, hormones release triglycerides for energy between meals. If you regularly eat more calories than you burn, particularly "easy" calories like carbohydrates and fats, you may have high triglycerides (hypertriglyceridemia).” Patient: Ok, is this something I should be concerned about right now? Doctor: We definitely want to keep an eye on this. Patient: Ok Doctor: Your total cholesterol is high at 210 mg/dL, we like to see people have levels lower than 200 mg/dL. According to MedlinePlus, from the U.S. National Library of Medicine (2015), “A total cholesterol of 180 to 200 mg/dL or less is considered best.” Patient: What is cholesterol? Doctor: Like triglycerides, cholesterol is a type of fat found in your blood. Your liver produces enough cholesterol for the body to function properly, but it can also be consumed through the food you eat. Meat, eggs and dairy have a lot of cholesterol. There are two different kinds of cholesterol. Low density lipoprotein is also known as LDL, I like to associate the…

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    few components add to this harm. The risk factors that cause heart disease are mostly composed of everyday problems that our communities and the world have been trying to improve on for years. Three main components of the cause of heart disease are smoking, high blood cholesterol, and overweight and obesity. We all see these three things going on in our life everyday rather…

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    good for us? What are such delicious foods doing to the inside of ones body, and most importantly, what are such foods doing to one 's cholesterol? In moderation a person can eat delicious and tasty foods; but, when the consumption of food (high in cholesterol) becomes excessive and more than the body can handle a problem begins: high cholesterol. Pathology So what is cholesterol and why do humans need it to function? Cholesterol is a fat found in the body. It is used in the body to help digest…

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    decrease in effect size of 0.25, which indicated a drop in A1C of one quarter of one percent. Small decreases have been shown to have substantial clinical impact. In fact, a one percent decrease in A1C may be associated with a 37-40% decrease in microvascular complications (Housden, 2013). Housden (2013) also determined the duration of treatment had a greater effect on A1C outcomes than the total number of appointments attended. This is crucial to consider for chronic disease management because…

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    Stewart, Davis, Harvey, Leistikow, 2015). Heart disease is a problem that must be addressed and future studies must be done to better understand the disease. Coronary heart disease is the focus of this study as it directly effects the heart. Coronary heart disease occurs when cholesterol and other debris begin occluding the coronary artery; This results in chest pain and if no preventative action is taken, ultimately a heart attack (Alba et al, 2013). Cardiovascular disease not only result is…

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    Everyone is going crazy with cholesterol these days. Health officials in the United States recommends that everybody over the age of twenty year’s old makes a cholesterol test once every five years (Mercola, " The Cholesterol Myth That Is Harming Your Health"). But, what is cholesterol and why is it so important? First of all, some concepts need to be explained. Cholesterol is often mistaken with triglycerides. Both are types of lipids (fats) (Matters). Both are transported in the body by…

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    heart muscle. Furthermore, the recurrence of coronary heart disease after bypass surgery increases with continued smoking. Heart disease has been linked to dietary patterns. Diets high in cholesterol and saturated fats promote atherosclerosis and increase levels of blood cholesterol. Increases in blood pressure levels are also related to diets high in salt or sodium. Consumption of an excess amount of animal products – such as meat and dairy products – that contain saturated fats can increase…

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    Rab Prenylation Essay

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    carry out functions such as vesicle formation, movement of the vesicle or tethering a vesicle to a membrane. A GTPase activating protein (GAP) hydrolyses GTP to GDP, by losing an inorganic phosphate group, to inactivate it once again. A guanine nucleotide dissociation inhibitor (GDI) removes the attachment of the Rab protein from the membrane. The GDI dissociation factor (GDF) is used to dissociate the Rab protein from the GDI for recycling (Hutagalung and Novick, 2011). Rab prenylation is vital…

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    17.5 million deaths worldwide, with 7.4 million caused by coronary heart disease. With this data it is fit to say that coronary heart disease does indeed negatively affect a fair part of the world. Out of the 189-196 countries of the world, a good 40 countries have high death rates out of the total 192 countries affected by coronary heart disease (World Life Expectancy, 2011). And every year, hospitals around the world treat a large number of 3.7 million heart disease patients. The total…

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    Michelle DeSanti Biology 22 (24556) Professor Linder 4 May 2017 Clinical outcomes: Evolocumab use for Cardiovascular Disease High cholesterol, two words that can certainly ignite a fear in a patient who is newly diagnosed with this common issue. Which brings us to the question, what exactly is high cholesterol and what makes it so bad? Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, also known as LDL cholesterol is what many consider to be the “bad cholesterol”. This is due to the fact that LDLs bring fat…

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