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June 2009 - Posts

David Plaut: Off the Cuff

Losing Weight--And Not Finding It Again
June 17, 2009 2:28 PM by David Plaut
The February 26, 2009 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine published an article comparing four diets: 1) 20 percent fat, 15 percent protein and 65 percent carbohydrates (low-fat, average-protein); 2) 20 percent fat, 25 percent protein and 55 percent Read More...
Utility of Lp-PLA2
June 8, 2009 11:33 AM by David Plaut
A number of recent studies have demonstrated a major role for inflammation in atherogenesis, the pathophysiology of vulnerable plaque and, consequently, of cardiovascular events. Circulating markers of inflammation (e.g., CRP as measured by an hs-method Read More...
Cystic Fibrosis: An Update
June 1, 2009 12:26 PM by David Plaut
The most common fatal genetic (inborn) disease in North American among Caucasians is cystic fibrosis (CF). Approximately 30,000 American suffer from CF and another 10 million persons are silent carriers of the defective gene. The gene that should produce Read More...


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