Statins may not really be memory-impairing drugs

a new research, which suggests that drugs for high cholesterol or statins don't really impair memory and cognitive function, has cast doubts on the cautionary stance taken by the US Food and Drug Agency (FDA).

Statins as effective for women as men for cutting heart disease, stroke risk

Statins are not just good for men, as a new study has shown that they also helps slash risk of heart disease or stroke in women.

This 'imaginary meal diet pill' will trick you into feeling full without eating

Good news for all those who want to lose weight this year. Scientists have made a diet pill which tricks your body into thinking you just ate.

`Healthy obesity` does not last, says study

People who are obese may appear healthy for a while but their condition declines over time, said a study out on Monday that followed more than 2,500 people for 20 years.

Economic insecurity impacts diabetes control

 People facing difficulty paying for food and medicines find it harder to manage their diabetes than those who are affluent, a study says.

New 'powerful' drug can slash bad cholesterol to level of a baby

Scientists have shown that a new wonder drug, Alirocumab, can cut back the "bad" cholesterol to the level of a baby.

Avoiding 'midnight snacking' may help stave off high cholesterol

 A new study has revealed that confining caloric consumption to an 8- to 12-hour period and avoiding midnight snacking might stave off high cholesterol, diabetes and obesity.

5 reasons why Fenugreek (methi) seeds are good for you

Zee Media Bureau/Shruti Saxena

New Delhi: With a strong smell and bitter taste, fenugreek (methi) seeds are widely used as a herb, spice and vegetable in the Indian kitchen. Belonging to the family of Fabaceae, it is cultivated worldwide as a semiarid crop.

How to improve your heart's health this season

With holiday season round the corner, it is easy to delve into foods which are high in cholesterol, increases the risk of high blood pressure and have poor circulation, which are 3 major factors that affect overall heart health.

Flawed gene may curb heart attack risk by half

Rare mutations that shut down a single gene called NPC1L1 are linked to lower cholesterol levels and a 50 percent reduction in the risk of heart attack, says an Indian-origin cardiologist.

Fad diets may not have long term weight loss benefits

A new study has revealed that commercial diets can help weight loss in the short term, but keeping the weight off after the first year and the diet's impact on heart health are unclear.

Swap saturated fat with polyunsaturated fat to reduce risk of heart problems

In a new study, scientists have revealed that replacing saturated fat with polyunsaturated fat, can help reduce the risk of developing heart related problems.

People visiting doctors twice per year likelier to have controlled BP

A new research has revealed that visiting a doctor twice a year helps people to keep their blood pressure (BP) under control.

Low testosterone diabetic men likelier to develop 'Atherosclerosis'

A new study has found that men who have Type 2 diabetes and low testosterone levels face more risk of developing atherosclerosis, than men with diabetes but normal testosterone levels.

'Polyunsaturated' oil can keep your heart healthy

A new study has revealed that consuming sufficient amount polyunsaturated oil is a healthier option people to keep their heart stay healthy.

Key enzyme involved in cholesterol production mapped

Researchers have mapped the structure of a key enzyme involved in cholesterol production in an effort to better understand the complex molecular process.

Atomic map reveals how cholesterol is made
Atomic map reveals how cholesterol is made

By mapping the structure of a key enzyme involved in cholesterol production, researchers have gained new insights into genetic disorders as well as the possibility of new approaches to lowering blood cholesterol when it becomes dangerously high.

Synthetic molecule developed that mimics 'good' cholesterol to fight heart disease, stroke

Scientists have recently developed a synthetic molecule that mimics "good" cholesterol in order to help fight against heart disease and stroke.

5 reasons why white tea is good for you

Zee Media Bureau/Shruti Saxena

New Delhi: White tea has been quite popular in China and has recently become popular in other parts of the world including India. It is made from immature tea leaves that are picked just before the buds have fully opened.

Five health benefits of Avocado

Avocado or alligator pear is a large berry containing a single seed.