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Common cholesterol drug linked to death risk

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 13:29

Niacin, a common cholesterol drug for 50 years, should no longer be prescribed owing to potential increased risk of death, dangerous side effects and no benefit in reducing heart attacks and strokes, researchers said.

Lack of physical activity may lead to obesity, heart problems

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 13:51

A new study suggests that most of the urban population in the developing countries are following a trend of steadily becoming more obese.

High cholesterol linked to greater breast cancer risk

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 19:36

In a significant discovery, scientists have found a link between high blood cholesterol and breast cancer in a study of more than one million patients over a 14 year time period in Britain.

Menopausal sex hormone changes leave women at risk of heart disease

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 12:03

A new study has revealed that the change in hormone levels during the transition to menopause affects the quality of a woman`s cholesterol carriers, leaving her at greater risk for heart disease.

Single drug soon to cure high cholesterol, breast cancer

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 16:59

There may soon be a drug that could lower your cholesterol levels and also treat breast cancer. Researchers have shown that a compound initially developed as a cholesterol-fighting molecule can also kill cancerous cells.

Lifestyle diseases affecting more young men in metros

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 11:46

Lifestyle diseases are taking toll on men`s health with a new survey showing how men need to get proactive about their health in today`s often fast-paced society.

Canola oil holds promise for people with type-2 diabetes

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 16:53

hose on food prepared with canola oil, take heart. New research suggests that those on a canola diet experienced both a reduction in blood glucose levels and a significant reduction in LDL (bad) cholesterol.

Fasting can reduce cholesterol levels in prediabetic patients

Last Updated: Sunday, June 15, 2014, 12:05

A new research on periodic fasting has identified a biological process in the body that converts bad cholesterol in fat cells to energy, thus combating diabetes risk factors.

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