Cholesterol

New method could end fasting for cholesterol tests

New method could end fasting for cholesterol tests

For the study, the researchers compared the accuracy of the new LDL calculation method with the Friedewald method, developed in the late 1970s when patients fasted or did not fast.
 

Jan 03, 2018, 20:41 PM IST
Heart patients should monitor cholesterol regularly to avoid another heart incident

Heart patients should monitor cholesterol regularly to avoid another heart incident

Researchers found the risk of a patient having a secondary event or dying decreased in those who had a follow-up LDL test before a subsequent adverse outcome or before the end of their follow-up.

Nov 13, 2017, 17:45 PM IST
Dark chocolate enriched with extra virgin olive oil may improve heart health: Study

Dark chocolate enriched with extra virgin olive oil may improve heart health: Study

Olive oil-enriched chocolate was associated with significantly increased high-density lipoprotein or "good" cholesterol and decreased blood pressure compared to baseline.

Aug 30, 2017, 13:44 PM IST
Too much of good cholesterol bad for your health: Study

Too much of good cholesterol bad for your health: Study

Cholesterol is a fatty substance known as a lipid and is vital for the normal functioning of the body.

Aug 24, 2017, 23:17 PM IST
Consume almonds to eliminate bad cholesterol

Consume almonds to eliminate bad cholesterol

According to a recent study, published in the Journal of Nutrition, almonds may not only increase blood levels of HDL (good cholesterol), but also boost the transport of bad blood cholesterol to the liver.

Aug 14, 2017, 18:25 PM IST
A handful of almonds a day keeps the doctors away – Here's what a study has said!

A handful of almonds a day keeps the doctors away – Here's what a study has said!

Almonds work by gathering cholesterol from tissues, like the arteries, and helping transport it out of the body.

Aug 12, 2017, 19:28 PM IST
Scientists identify link between calcium, cholesterol

Scientists identify link between calcium, cholesterol

The findings showed that targeting calcium in the cell could lead to a new way to control cholesterol metabolism that increases the risk of a heart attack or stroke. 

Jul 28, 2017, 00:58 AM IST
Dogs with cancer may survive longer with high cholesterol

Dogs with cancer may survive longer with high cholesterol

The findings showed that elevated total cholesterol was significantly associated with a reduced risk for overall mortality in dogs with osteosarcoma -- a type of malignant tumour that's often diagnosed in humans as well, typically afflicting teenagers and young adults.

Jul 27, 2017, 00:46 AM IST
Cholesterol-lowering vaccine jab may prevent heart disease

Cholesterol-lowering vaccine jab may prevent heart disease

The vaccine called AT04A induces antibodies against a target protein that is produced by the body, researchers said.

Jun 21, 2017, 00:42 AM IST
Struggling with these health conditions? Get married to help you live longer

Struggling with these health conditions? Get married to help you live longer

Researchers studied over a million adults with the three main risk factors for heart disease - high blood pressure, high cholesterol and type 2 diabetes.

Jun 09, 2017, 10:34 AM IST
Having meals late night can increase weight, cholesterol levels

Having meals late night can increase weight, cholesterol levels

The findings suggest that eating the last meal of the day before 7 p.m. could help you stay in better health.

Jun 03, 2017, 16:10 PM IST
Noodles can now be a healthier option

Noodles can now be a healthier option

Instant, or generally pre-cooked, noodles provided respite by helping us prepare a meal in just two minutes.

May 01, 2017, 13:57 PM IST
Low levels of good cholesterol means bad news for your heart health! – Read

Low levels of good cholesterol means bad news for your heart health! – Read

The findings showed that for young individuals, under the age of 50, having abnormally low good cholesterol may increase the risk of heart attack than those with elevated bad cholesterol.

Mar 09, 2017, 23:00 PM IST
Want to live longer? Eating red chilli may extend lifespan

Want to live longer? Eating red chilli may extend lifespan

The study found that daily consumption of hot red chilli peppers can lead to a 13 per cent reduction in total mortality, primarily in heart disease or stroke.

Jan 14, 2017, 17:38 PM IST
Know these surprising health benefits of potato juice!

Know these surprising health benefits of potato juice!

Everyone loves to eat potatoes as they make delicious and crunchy snacks. 

Dec 29, 2016, 11:28 AM IST
Include these foods in your diet to reduce cholesterol!

Include these foods in your diet to reduce cholesterol!

Eating a balanced diet is very important to lead a healthy lifestyle. 

Dec 28, 2016, 10:36 AM IST
Reduce heart attack risk by dropping cholesterol to 'new born baby levels', says study

Reduce heart attack risk by dropping cholesterol to 'new born baby levels', says study

This lowest cholesterol levels is only achievable in adulthood, through medication, as well as lifestyle changes like healthy food and exercise, the researchers suggested.  

Dec 19, 2016, 11:43 AM IST
Walking: Five reasons why it's the best form of exercise

Walking: Five reasons why it's the best form of exercise

Walking is gentle, simple, low-impact exercise and can be done by anyone - old or young, male or female. It is one of the best things you can do for your health.

Dec 08, 2016, 10:03 AM IST
Lesser-known health benefits of cauliflower!

Lesser-known health benefits of cauliflower!

Who doesn't like to eat cauliflower? Everyone likes to eat this vegetable except for few. 

Dec 01, 2016, 22:23 PM IST
Regular walking routine helps prevent heart disease

Regular walking routine helps prevent heart disease

 A recent study has found that keeping a regular walking regime can help combat fatal heart diseases.

Nov 22, 2016, 19:31 PM IST