Conclusions: Blood lead concentrations, even those below 10 [micro]g per deciliter
, are inversely associated with children's IQ scores at three and five years of age, and associated declines in IQ are greater at these concentrations than at higher concentrations.
6 units (milliliters of blood filtered per minute and adjusted for body size) lower than children whose lead levels were below 1 microgram per deciliter
Another trial found Rezulin helped patients with average glucose levels of 215 milligrams per deciliter
of blood - extraordinarily high - drop their blood sugar by about 50 milligrams.
Results of city-wide lead tests give only some indication of the level of contamination in area youngsters because in October of 1991, the level of contamination was lowered to a finding of 10 micrograms per deciliter
They were eligible if they were diabetic and had HDL less than 36 milligrams per deciliter
(mg/dL), or if their LDL was greater than 130 mg/dL, or had been diagnosed with atherosclerotic vascular disease.
The results showed that decrements in nerve function--a precursor to neuropathy--were limited to large and small myelinated sensory nerve fibers, with a threshold effect at a TWA of 28 micrograms per deciliter
One recent study reported evidence of IQ deficits in children with blood concentrations of the metal below 5 micrograms per deciliter
([micro]g/dl) (SN: 4/26/03, p.
elevated lipoprotein(a) is an independent risk factor for the development of premature coronary-heart disease, comparable in magnitude and prevalence to a total cholesterol level of 240 milligrams per deciliter
or more,'' Bostom wrote.
With the risk factor lowered by the New York State legislature on the advice of medical experts to 10 micrograms of lead per deciliter
of blood from 25 micrograms, the number of children at risk is expected to triple.
The disease was reversed altogether when patients were treated early in the course of the disease -- before their serum creatinine, a standard measurement of kidney function, reached 2 milligrams per deciliter
The maximum blood lead concentration deemed acceptable for children has declined over the years, from 60 micrograms per deciliter
([micro]g/dL) in 1970 to the present-day level of 10 [micro]g/dL, first established in 1991.
Earlier data had shown that reducing blood lead levels by 1 microgram per deciliter
increased the earning potential of children born in a single year by $5 billion.