Low cholesterol linked to anxiety, depression, suicide, hemorrhagic stroke and cancers

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People with very low cholesterol levels are at increased risk of developing stomach cancer, according to a study published in the International Journal of Cancer.

The study involved 2,600 residents of Hisayama, Japan, who were followed for 14 years. Gastric cancers developed in 97 subjects. After accounting for age and gender, stomach cancer rates rose significantly with descending cholesterol level. For example, among subjects with the highest cholesterol levels, the gastric cancer rate was the equivalent of 2.1 cases per 1000 persons per year; among those with the lowest cholesterol, the rate was 3.9 per 1000 persons per year.

Patients with low serum cholesterol should consider periodic gastrointestinal examination for the prevention of stomach cancer.

Low cholesterol has been earlier linked to depression, anxiety and suicide in both men and women. Another earlier report has also shown that people with cholesterol level below 180 had twice the risk of brain hemorrhage as compared to those with cholesterol levels of 230.

Just to share a happy moment in my life with eMedinewS readers

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Dear All

Just to share a happy moment in my life with eMedinewS readers. I will be receiving DST National Award for Outstanding Efforts in Science & Technology Communication from Sh. Jaipal Reddy Hon’ble Cabinet Minister, Ministry of Science and Technology on 28th of this month. The award will be presented as part of National Science Day Celebrations.

In the past I have already received two other National Awards, Padma Shri and the Dr. BC Roy National Award. With the addition of the DST National Award, I will have the rare distinction of receiving a national award in all these three prestigious categories

CONGRATS A LOT DR SAHIB, we are very happy, hope abhi aage aur bhi aise news milti rahengi: Dr Geeta Mongia, vice president, IIHP (DSB), 9810442075, www.homoeogeeta.com
Congratulations…We are proud of U. Nimmi/Jiwan
Dear Dr K K Aggarwal, Please accepts our best wishes for the award which you deserve so much. The medical fraternity is really proud and fortunate to have you with us. Simply all rounder and full of excellent qualities. Wishing you many more awards for your contribution for social welfare: Dr Arun Mishra, drarunmishra@yahoo.com
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Many many Congratulations KK. Ramona also joins me to wish u the same., Dr Tarun Gupta
Congrats sir, so happy for u & sooo…proud to have a teacher like U. you deserve much more…God bless U always Dr Puja Kapoor
Congrats KK. No one deserves the award more than you. O P Yadava.
Dear Dr Aggarwal, On behalf of colleagues from Tamilnadu, I extend our congratulations for this achievement. Best wishes for a much brighter future. thanx , Dr.S.Shanmugasundaram. M.D,D.M(Cardiology)
Great Sir! Thanks for sharing. I am very happy for you. Congrats and best wishes for many more ! Best regards, Sanjay Chugh
Congrats sir ! It is really great. God bless you: S Dwivedi
Congrats Dr K K Aggarwal. You truly deserve it. Vinod Vijan
Congratulations Sir and hope you win many more awards–regards Dr Dharan
Dear Dr KK Aggarwal, it is well deserved. Congratulations! Regards, Dr Upreet Dhaliwal, MS
Heartiest congratulations! Thanks, Dr. Parveen Bhatia
Congrats Dr Aggarwal. You always deserved it. Dr N P Singh
Congratulation for this unmatched achievement. Truly a glorious moment for all of us to feel proud. Dr Rajendra Kumar
HEARTIEST CONGRATULATIONS: Dr Rajiv garg
Congratulations!!! Wish you get thousands of such awards. Dr Rishipal Singh
Congrates, Dr.Israni
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Heartiest congratulations Dr Aggarwal, its great joy. Proud to be associated with you. K P Kushwaha
Congratulations KK May God bless you. Dr and Dr Mrs Khalilullah
Thank you very much to share your happiness with us. This is your greatness ––that is why you are really a special blessed person. You have taught us “”The Practical and constructive way to improve our lives and the lives of those around us.–––for the valuable teaching of yours, help us to get the appreciation from our work place”.with regards and heartiest congratulation for you great achievement. May God be with you with all blessings. DR. Deepali Chatterjee
Many congratulations, sir! Well deserved! Regards, Vivek Tandon
Dear KK, Heartiest congratulations. God is great. Your commitment and perseverance deserves all recognition. Regards, Sunil. Nigam
Congratulations. Peeyush jain
Dear Dr. Aggarwal, Heartiest Congratulations, Dr. (Prof) Harsh Wardhan
Dear Sir, Congratulations. Thanking You. With Regards, P.Venugopal
Congratulations, Sir!! Dr Kaberi Banerjee
Great news, KK, It is truly deserved. You are clearly an inspiration to us all. Love, Rajiv Khosla
Congrats. Wish you many, many, more awards in the years to come. Dr. Sadhana Kala
Congrats on your work acknowledgment by this award! Dr Manisha Kukreja
Congrates Doctor!!…we are proud of you !! DAV RK Puram
Congrates, Well deserved, Dr B B Rewari
Sir, heartiest congratulations for receiving this award. From- Dr Ravi Bindra and Dr Renu Bindra
Congratulations KK May God bless you.Dr and Dr Mrs Khalilullah
Dear Dr. Aggarwal, What a brilliant achievement! You richly deserve it. May God bless you with successive successes. Best Regards, Ashok Hemal
Congratulations Dr KK, Joyous news, will celebrate together with the entire Padma family on Saturday 8th evening at our residence!! Ashok Grover
Hearty congratulations from both of us on your being awarded this very prestigous national Award. You have done so mch for Science Communication and Health Communication. You fully deserve this and many more activities in the coming years. All very best wishes, Yours sincerely, Ranjit Roy Chaudhury
Congratulations on another great achievement. We are proud of you. God Bless!!!!! Warm regards, Harsh Ritu Mahajan
Congrats well deserved god bless, Dr P K Julka
Congrats!! Many more laurels to come. Ashok Vaid
Congratulation Dr Aggarwal. You made all of us proud Regards. Anil kohli
Congratulations. Keep it up Kk Dr G R Khatri
Dear KK, Another feather in your illustrious cap. Heartiest congrats. Warm regards, Ashok Rajgipal
Congratulations. Wish you all the best in your future endeavours Dr SP Agarwal.
Congratulation Dr .Aggarwal. You do us proud :Warm Regards, Dr Mahipal Sachdev,M.D
48. This is very well deserved, Best regards, Balram Bhargava
Dear K K, Many many congrats on your selection. You have really worked hard in medical communication for years. I have been the witness and a participant in many of your efforts. Regards K KSethi
This is great news, heartiest congratulations and with prayers for your continued success, good health and happiness. Regards, Vipin Buckshey
Dear KK, I am thrilled to hear this great news. Keep up your efforts in this direction. We are all proud of you. Congratulations, Upendra Kaul
Heartiest Congratulations KK !!! Dr. Ashok Seth
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Accept our heartiest congratulations. Wish you many more feathers in your cap, Sincerely, Dr Narmada P Gupta
Dear KK, Heartiest congratulations and well done! You have added yet another, well deserved, feather in your cap. We all are proud of you. Regards, Arvind Lal
KK , Proud of you, May god bestow more laurels on your career, Regards. Prof. Dr Sanjeev Bagai.
Dear Dr Aggarwal, Congratulation for a very deserving recognition. Subrat Acharya
Dear Dr. K K Aggarwal, I am so overjoyed to hear about your award. You rightly deserve it as you have done tremendous work in Communication amongst the Public and Masses. Congratulations on this unique achievements and best Wishes. Best Regards; Prof. (Dr.) Mahesh Verma
Well done & Well deserved!!! Congrats once again KK ! You seem to be making a habit of winning awards! Sincere regards, Ganesh & Manju Mani
Dear Dr. Aggarwal, Many congratulations on another great achievement! Dr. Kalyan Banerjee
Congratulations on the well deserved and prestigious award! Best wishes & Regards; Dr. Pradeep Chowbey
Dear Dr Aggarwal, Heartiest congratulations. Many more laurels to follow. Best wishes. Dr Shiv Sarin.

Stress may increase smoking habits

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Stress increases the risk of heart attack by pushing people toward bad habits.

A British study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology suggests that people with psychological stress had a 50 percent increased risk of a cardiovascular disease event over the follow–up period.

The reasons were higher smoking rates and low exercise levels of individuals who were stressed.

In the study over a seven year follow–up period, incidence of cardiovascular events –– heart attacks, stroke, bypass surgery and the like –– was 50 percent higher among the people with a high level of depression and anxiety when compared to happier people. Smoking and lack of physical activity explained about 63 percent of the increase, with smoking alone responsible for 41 percent.

Alcohol intake explained less than 2 percent of the increase, with high blood pressure assigned 13 percent of the blame.

All such patients should be treated with combined physiological approaches with intensive lifestyle changes to reduce modifiable risk

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