A new study by UCSF cardiologists and researchers found that high concentrations of cocoa flavanols decrease blood pressure, improve the health of blood vessels and increase the number of circulating angiogenic cells in patients with heart disease. The findings indicate that foods rich in flavanols – such as cocoa products, tea, wine, and various fruits and vegetables – have a cardio-protective benefit for heart disease patients.
July 06, 2010
July 02, 2010
HIV-infected patients who lost subcutaneous fat as a result of taking first-generation antiretroviral drugs still had strikingly less body fat than non-infected controls five years after switching to newer medications, according to a study led by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco.
June 24, 2010
The oil spill crisis in the Gulf Coast underscores the importance of implementing effective regulation through a proactive strategy to protect public health, according to UCSF’s Paul Blanc, the author of a re-released book.
May 26, 2010
Exercise can buffer the effects of stress-induced cell aging, according to new research from UCSF that revealed actual benefits of physical activity at the cellular level.
May 12, 2010
Understanding the processes underlying the diminishing life span of HIV patients, even though they are responding well to anti-retroviral therapy, will be the focus of a daylong symposium on May 18.
March 29, 2010
Talk of taxing sugary drinks may spread in light of a new study that connects soft drink consumption with diabetes.
January 28, 2010
UCSF scientists have discovered that higher blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids correspond to a lower rate of shortening of telomere length in patients with coronary artery disease.
January 20, 2010
Reducing salt in the American diet by as little as one-half teaspoon (or three grams) per day could prevent nearly 100,000 heart attacks and 92,000 deaths each year, according to a new study. Such benefits are on par with the benefits from reductions in smoking and could save the United States about $24 billion in healthcare costs, the researchers add.
January 19, 2010
Researchers hope that gentle yoga and active stretching will prove enjoyable and sustainable for people with metabolic syndrome, while also improving their health.
December 17, 2009
The use of computed tomography (CT) scans in medicine to diagnose disease, and in many cases save lives, has exploded in recent decades.