Nitric Oxide and Cholesterol!


Nitric Oxide is the master signaling molecule of the cardiovascular system and plays a critical role in blood pressure and other cardiovascular functions.  Cholesterol is the “glue” that holds your body together.  Sometimes this “glue” and more specifically LDL or low-density lipoproteins can accumulate on the arteriole walls causing damage [...]

Cholesterol and Statin Drugs

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Over the last decade cholesterol has become the enemy of the cardiovascular system.  To combat this enemy more and more doctors are prescribing statin drugs like Lipitor (atorvastatin), Zocor (simvastatin), Mevacor (lovastatin) and Pravachol (pravastatin) as the answer to good cardiovascular health. 

But is cholesterol the real enemy?  And, if it [...]

Nitric Oxide and Sickle Cell Anemia!


Outside our body Nitric Oxide is considered to be an environmental pollutant.  Inside our body it is one of the most important, if not THE most important signaling molecule for the cardiovascular system.  It even plays a role in helping to reduce the symptoms of sickle cell anemia.

Sickle cell anemia primarily affects people of African, [...]

Ask Dr. Mao, Calcium, Heart Disease and Nitric Oxide!


On Friday, October 30, 2009 Dr. Mao (Dr. Maoshing Ni) posted an article on Yahoo Health entitled “What Soft Drinks are Doing to Your Body.”  Dr. Mao posted some very good information and if you click on the above title it will link you to the actual article. 

Two particular items really stood out for me [...]