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calcification

[‚kal·sə·fə′kā·shən]
(geochemistry)
Any process of soil formation in which the soil colloids are saturated to a high degree with exchangeable calcium, thus rendering them relatively immobile and nearly neutral in reaction.
(physiology)
The deposit of calcareous matter within the tissues of the body.
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Vitamin K supplementation studies suggest that both forms of the vitamin contribute to protection from arterial calcification in atherosclerosis, with a slight edge for vitamin [K.
Whereas low fetuin-A is associated with arterial calcification and CVD events in ESRD (69), high fetuin-A has been associated with insulin resistance (21-23) and greater risk for diabetes (24, 25).
The third pattern of primary arterial calcification would be a combination of the first two; that is, calcification of both the IEL and the media.
Other studies have suggested an association between the presence of calcified breast arteries and heart disease risk, he said, but this was the first to grade breast arterial calcification and stenosis.
Vitamin K in the treatment and prevention of osteoporosis and arterial calcification.
However, correlation between cardiovascular risk factors, arterial calcification, and bone tissue are inconsistent across studies.
CHICAGO -- Researchers have identified the threshold level of breast arterial calcification that is associated with a 20% increased risk for coronary artery disease in women.
The prevalence of breast arterial calcification is significantly lower among women who are on hormone replacement therapy, reported Dr.
Head of research Dr Julie Cox said: "Our findings suggest HRT reduces the risk of developing breast arterial calcification and is beneficial in reducing the incidence of cardiovascular disease.
The company's pipeline programs consist of protein therapeutics for rare diseases with unmet medical need at various stages of development including the lead program, Kanuma(TM) (sebelipase alfa) for lysosomal acid lipase deficiency (LAL Deficiency), SBC-103 for mucopolysaccharidosis IIIB (MPS IIIB, also known as Sanfilippo B syndrome), and SBC-105 for generalized arterial calcification of infancy (GACI) and other rare calcification diseases.
Tissue-specific utilization of menaquinone-4 results in the prevention of arterial calcification in warfarin-treated rats.
In rats fed a vitamin K-deficient diet, treatment with warfarin (a vitamin K antagonist) resulted in arterial calcification.

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