Cardiovascular Disease

Risk Score to Predict Need for Intensive Care in Initially Hemodynamically Stable Adults With Non-ST-Segment-Elevation Myocardial Infarction.

June 21, 2018

Fanaroff AC1,2, Chen AY2, Thomas LE2, Pieper KS2, Garratt KN3, Peterson ED4,2, Newby LK4,2, de Lemos JA5, Kosiborod MN6, Amsterdam EA7, Wang TY4,2. Risk Score to Predict Need for Intensive Care in Initially Hemodynamically Stable Adults With Non-ST-Segment-Elevation Myocardial Infarction. J Am Heart Assoc. 2018 May 25;7(11). pii: e008894. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.118.008894. Author information Abstract BACKGROUND: Intensive care unit (ICU) use for initially stable patients presenting with […]

Blueberry Consumption Affects Serum Uric Acid Concentrations in Older Adults in a Sex-Specific Manner

December 08, 2016

Carol L. Cheatham, Itzel Vazquez-Vidal, Amanda Medlin and V. Saroja Voruganti (2016). Blueberry Consumption Affects Serum Uric Acid Concentrations in Older Adults in a Sex-Specific Manner. Antioxidants 2016, 5(4), 43; doi:10.3390/antiox5040043. Author Affiliations 1. Department of Psychology & Neuroscience, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA 2. Nutrition Research Institute, […]

Do Eggs Cause Heart Disease?

October 28, 2016

Read the original article from the UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute. Several recent studies linked increased levels of a metabolic product of dietary choline with higher risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) (Wang et al., 2011; Tanget al., 2013) through a mechanism that involved gut microbiota-produced trimethylamine oxide (TMAO). These studies have sparked considerable scientific […]

Assessment of cardiovascular disease risk factors in a genetically homogenous population of Parsi Zoroastrians in the United States: A pilot study

February 02, 2016

Assessment of cardiovascular disease risk factors in a genetically homogenous population of Parsi Zoroastrians in the United States: A pilot study. American Journal of Human Biology, January 28, 2016. Itzel Vazquez-Vidal 1, Geetha Chittoor 1, Sandra Laston 2, Sobha Puppala 3, Zeeba Kayani 4, Kaizeen Mody 5, Anthony G. Comuzzie 3, Shelley A. Cole 3 […]

Superfoods: Looking for health at the table

January 27, 2016

By Jose Carlos Marques. This article was translated from Portuguese. Read the original article  from Correio de manha. They call them ‘superfoods’ and promise many benefits. Experts doubt. “Açaí is suitable for all those seeking a very nutritious food with unique flavor, fat zero and with high concentrations of vitamins, reducing the risk of disease.” […]

Implementation of Management Strategies for Diabetes and Hypertension: From Local to Global Health in Cardiovascular Diseases

March 11, 2015

Implementation of Management Strategies for Diabetes and Hypertension: From Local to Global Health in Cardiovascular Diseases, Glob Heart. 2015 Mar, Bloomfield GS1, Wang TY1, Boulware LE1, Califf RM1, Hernandez AF1, Velazquez EJ1, Peterson ED1, Li JS2. Duke University Medical Center and Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, NC. 2Duke University Medical Center and Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, […]

Analysis of Nutrition Education in Osteopathic Medical Schools

March 04, 2015

Analysis of Nutrition Education in Osteopathic Medical Schools, 4 Mar 2015, Journal of Biomedical Education, Kathaleen Briggs Early,1 Kelly M. Adams,2 and Martin Kohlmeier2,3 1College of Osteopathic Medicine, Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences, 200 University Pkwy, Yakima, WA 98901, USA 2Department of Nutrition, School of Medicine and Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at […]

NRI Faculty Elected as AHA Fellow

January 06, 2015

Read the original story on the UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute’s website. The NRI is proud to announce that Saroja Voruganti, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition at UNC Chapel Hill, has been elected a Fellow with the American Heart Association. Dr. Voruganti is one of 17 American Heart Association Fellows from […]

Both rare and common variants in PCSK9 influence plasma low-density lipoprotein cholesterol level in American Indians

November 20, 2014

Both rare and common variants in PCSK9 influence plasma low-density lipoprotein cholesterol level in American Indians. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2014 Nov 20, Tsai CW1, North KE, Tin A, Haack K, Franceschini N, Saroja Voruganti V (UNC Nutrition Research Institute), Laston S, Zhang Y, Best LG, MacCluer JW, Beaty TH, Navas-Acien A, Linda Kao WH,Howard BV. Department […]

David H. Murdock to Announce Gift in Perpetuity to DHMRI

September 29, 2014

Media Advisory Contact: Phyllis Beaver Marketing Director NC Research Campus pbeaver@ncresearchcampus.net 704-791-9302 David H. Murdock to Announce Gift in Perpetuity to DHMRI When: Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 10 am (ET) Where: David H. Murdock Core Laboratory Building on the NC Research Campus, 150 Research Campus Drive, in the first floor event room. Who: Mr. David […]

Genetic network identifies novel pathways contributing to atherosclerosis susceptibility in the innominate artery

August 12, 2014

Genetic network identifies novel pathways contributing to atherosclerosis susceptibility in the innominate artery BMC Med Genomics. 2014 Aug 12, Albright J, Quizon PM, Lusis AJ, Bennett BJ. Department of Genetics, Nutrition Research Institute, University of North, Carolina, Chapel Hill, 500 Laureate Way, Suite 2303, Kannapolis, NC 28081, USA Abstract BACKGROUND: Atherosclerosis, the underlying cause of cardiovascular disease, results from both genetic and environmental factors. METHODS: […]

A Comparison of Live Counseling With a Web-Based Lifestyle and Medication Intervention to Reduce Coronary Heart Disease Risk: A Randomized Clinical Trial

May 26, 2014

A Comparison of Live Counseling With a Web-Based Lifestyle and Medication Intervention to Reduce Coronary Heart Disease Risk: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA: Journal of Internal Medicine. May 26, 2014. [Epub ahead of print] Keyserling TC1, Sheridan SL2, Draeger LB3, Finkelstein EA4, Gizlice Z3, Kruger E4, Johnston LF3, Sloane PD5, Samuel-Hodge C6, Evenson KR7, Gross MD8,Donahue KE5, Pignone MP9, Vu MB3, Steinbacher EA10, Weiner BJ11, Bangdiwala SI12, Ammerman AS13. 1Division of General […]

Blueberries Reduce Risk of Parkinson’s, Boost Brain Function Finds New Study

April 08, 2014

By Justin Moore, as published on the NC State University Plants for Human Health Institute Website. A recent study has shown that consumption of blueberries, long considered a “super food,” may protect human brain performance and reduce the risk of contracting Parkinson’s disease. In the United States, it is estimated that one million people suffer […]

Preventing Disease and Improving Health Starts Early In Life

October 13, 2013

Disease prevention and good health is not a goal just for adults. NC Research Campus scientists are contributing scientific findings that show a a lifetime of good health starts as early as infancy with a mother’s diet and her genotype playing a critical role. As a child grows, their eating habits and activity level determine their risk for […]

Research sheds light on aspirin therapy resistance

July 11, 2013

Hernando Today Duke Medicine researchers believe they have helped solved the riddle of why aspirin helps prevent heart attacks and strokes in some people but not in others. Duke Medicine researchers have come up with what they think are some answers to the question of why aspirin is effective in protecting some people from heart […]