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Important evidence for the link between blood viscosity and cardiovascular events was provided by the Edinburgh Artery Study in a random population of 1,592 men and women aged 55 to 74 years, who were followed over a mean period of 5 years. After adjustment for age and gender, mean values for both...
Type: Perspectives
Longevity is a vascular question A man is only as old as his arteries A man of forty may present vessels as much degenerated as they should be at eighty…the arterio-sclerosis results from the bad use of good vessels.  These words are from the 1921 edition of Sir William Osler’s classic textbook,...
Type: Commentary
Oxidative Stress - A Delicate Balance Oxidative stress is a term used to describe an imbalance or dysregulation in the body's ability to clear or repair the damaging effects of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and reactive nitrogen species (RNS).  ROS and RNS, including free radicals, are produced...
Type: Perspectives
In April 2012, the World Health Organization published a new report on the alarming worldwide trends in dementia. The report estimated that in 2010, approximately 35.6 million people were living with dementia. By 2030 that number is set to double to 65.7 million. By 2050, the figure is expected to...
Type: Commentary
Dehydration and Chronic Disease Chronic dehydration and low fluid intake have been linked to numerous conditions such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease, asthma, glaucoma, constipation, and arthritis-related pain, among others.1-3  Elderly populations, already prone to chronic diseases, are at...
Type: Perspectives
In a 2010 report of the Edinburgh Artery Study, which is the largest and longest running prospective study of blood viscosity, blood viscosity was shown to predict cognitive decline over a 4 year period in 452 elderly subjects (p<0.05).1 Blood viscosity was measured in a random population of...
Type: Perspectives
  OBJECTIVE: Alterations of blood and plasma viscosity can promote atherosclerosis. The relationship between viscosity and aging is still controversial. The present study evaluated the influence of aging on blood and plasma viscosity in a group of subjects followed for 11.6 years. METHODS: Forty-...
Tags: Aging
Type: Abstracts
Blood Viscosity Used to Monitor Changes Case reports published in Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, a peer-reviewed scientific journal, describe the application of therapeutic phlebotomy (or blood-letting) in two patient cases: the first involving a patient presenting with severe angina...
Type: Perspectives
  This study investigates the age associated changes in hemorheological properties and cerebral blood flow. Partial correlations indicate that part of the age-dependent decrease in flow velocities can be attributed to a hemorheological decrement resulting in part from enhanced oxidative stress in...
Tags: Aging
Type: Abstracts
Blood Viscosity Despite decades of treatments to lower cholesterol, regulate heart rhythms, and reduce salt and fat, cardiovascular disease is still the number one killer of adults in the industrialized world. It has been associated with nearly 300 independent risk factors, among them high LDL, low...
Type: Perspectives

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