The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on April 30, 2001 · Page 32
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 32

Salina, Kansas
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Monday, April 30, 2001
Page 32
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May, 2001 JSecbnd Sixty Page 5 Cholesterol and Osteoporosis Growing scientific evidence suggests that the same type of diet that promotes atherosclerosis may also promote osteoporosis. When most people think of high LDL (the "bad" cholesterol) levels in the blood, they associate it with clogged arteries and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. However, new research is now suggesting that higher levels of LDL in the blood may not only lead to blocked and calcified arteries but also thinned and decalcified bones. If this theory proves correct then the reason a diet high in animal products promotes osteoporosis may have more to do with their fat and cholesterol content than their protein content. If LDL particles can move from the blood and into arteries, they can also enter bones. In the artery wall, these white blood cells turn into macrophages that engulf FINE DINING'BED AND BREAKFAST Ta,ke A We're just a short drive north ofSalina on Old 81. CALL FOR WEEKLY SPECIALS I -888-285-3578 FRI-SAT-SUN I IflOAMTO 100PM 104 E. Bennington FRI-W 5:30 PMTO 8 :30 PM ,, j ^Bennington.KS RESERVATIONS APPRECIATH)^ modified LDL particles and turn into "foam" cells. The accumulation of these cells leads to artherosclerotic plaque. In the bone, increased LDL can also attract more monocytes which turn into asteoclats. Osteoclast eat away surrounding bone structure like miniature Pacmen. When LDL levels are in the healthy range (50100 mg./dl.) the bone eating activity of these macrophages is offset by another bone cell known as an osteoblast, which constantly builds up new bone tissue. As LDL levels rise in the blood and bone, the activity of osteoclast becomes greater. At the same time, oxidized LDL in the bone inhibits the formation of osteoblasts. As a result of increased LDL in the bone, overall bone mineral density declines. Over time elevated LDL levels can contribute to the development of osteoporosis. Research has shown that drugs and diets that lower LDL can reduce the loss of bone in animals and/or human subjects. The consumption of milk and dairy products may have both positive and negative effects on bone health. The very high saturated fat and cholesterol content of full and even low-fat dairy prod- our Old House Fashion Palette Spring Styles From Petite To Pius Brighton finer women's clothing 215 W Second, Minneapolis, KS 67467 (785)392-3035 Hours: 9 to 5, Monday - Saturday After hours by appointment SEIIWIEN'S HEARING AIDS WORLD'S LARGEST HEARING AID MANUFACTURER MUSin MINI-CANAL PROGRAMMABLE (3-YEAR WARRANTY) 2-Channel sound processing • Auto V.C. • Touch button for changing environments Suggested Retail $2.600 each OUR PRICE $1,045 each PRISMA MINI-CANAL FULLY DIGITAL (3-YEAR WARRANTY) 4 Channel adjusts for different types of sound • Auto or Manual V.C. • 2nd Memory • Touch Button • Recognizes human voice patterns Suggested Retail $3,600 each OUR PRICE $1,590 each CALL FREE FOR AN APPOINTMENT AND DEMONSTRATION 1-800-747-0529 Also conventional aids under $300. ECONOMY HEARING AID CENTER, INC. Great Bend McPherson Pratt 1516 Main 901 W. First 204 S. Main 1-800-747-0529 (620)241-7783 (316)672-2154 ucts may raise LDL levels enough to offset the beneficial effects of the extra vitamin D and calcium they supply. Unless LDL are below 100 mg./dl. it seems wise to advise people at risk for either atheroscle­ rosis or osteoporosis to limit all dietary sources of saturated and hydrogenated fat as well as cholesterol. We can assist you with: ii^Sii • Daycare • Respite Care • Admissions • Medicaid • Medicare Center for Long Term Care 2925 Florida Ave., Saiina 785-825-6954 • 877-218-7261 IIS (ime I the somebody spoiled senior Join Grandma Max's Thrifty Sixty Club Leave it to Grandma to do the spoiling. If you're over 60, ask (or your thrifty sixty card entitling you to 10% off Grandma's delicious entrees...from her World Famous Fried Chicl^en to her classic soup and sandwiches. We'll punch your card everytirrte, aiid when your card is full...your next meal's on the housel (Up to $5 entree or all you can eat buffet.) We serve only fresh ground whole bean coffee Seniors...join our thrifty si.\t\' ck\\f. logoff Anything you like at Grandma Max's (except (or Grandma's already special senior entrees) Bosselman lYavel Center 1944 North 9lh» Saiina • erandma. restaurant

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