Hormones and Atherosclerosis by R.W. StoutHormones and Atherosclerosis by R.W. Stout

Hormones and Atherosclerosis

byR.W. Stout

Paperback | February 12, 2012

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As the acute infectious diseases recede in importance, and as the number of people surviving into middle and old age increases, the chronic 'degenerative' diseases assume greater importance as causes of death and disability. Of these diseases, atherosclerosis is by far the most prevalent and its consequences the most devastating. The search for the cause of atherosclerosis is consuming large amounts of resources of both money and research talent. As yet, the cause remains unknown. Much of the research effort into atherosclerosis has been concerned with lipid metabolism. This is based on the knowledge that abnormalities of certain lipids and lipoproteins predispose to cardiovascular disease. Often the research has not been directly related to atherosclerosis and it is only recently that widespread attention has been paid to the artery. The development of methods of growing vascular endothelial and smooth muscle cells in culture has made possible detailed studies of the biology of the arterial wall. There are a number of reasons why investigations of lipid metabolism alone will not identify the cause of atherosclerosis. First, only a minority of patients with cardiovascular disease have abnormal circulating lipids and lipoproteins. Second, there are three major predisposing factors for atherosclerosis which cannot be entirely explained by abnormal lipid metabolism - age, sex, and diabetes mellitus. Third, it is now clear that lipid is only one component of the atheromatous plaque, and incorporation of lipid may be a late feature of the development of the lesion.
Title:Hormones and AtherosclerosisFormat:PaperbackDimensions:350 pages, 22.9 × 15.2 × 0.02 inPublished:February 12, 2012Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9401162662

ISBN - 13:9789401162661

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction.- 2 The pathogenesis of atherosclerosis.- Diabetes Mellitus.- 3 Diabetes mellitus and atherosclerosis.- 4 Risk factors for atherosclerosis in diabetes.- 5 Lipid metabolism in diabetes.- 6 Insulin and atherosclerosis.- 7 Vascular disease and experimental diabetes.- 8 Diabetes and atherosclerosis - conclusions.- Sex Hormones.- 9 Atherosclerosis in males and females.- 10 Oestrogens, progestogens and cardiovascular disease.- 11 Sex hormones, lipid and carbohydrate metabolism.- 12 The effects of sex hormones on the arterial wall.- 13 Sex hormones and atherosclerosis - conclusions.- Thyroid.- 14 Thyroid function and atherosclerosis.- 15 Thyroid function and lipid metabolism.- Other Hormones.- 16 Growth hormone.- 17 Renin.- 18 Corticosteroids.- 19 Cyclic AMP.- Conclusions.- 20 Conclusions.