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

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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

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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.

'Good' cholesterol can help treat pulmonary hypertension

For those suffering from pulmonary hypertension, a serious lung disease that narrows the small blood vessels in the lungs, here's some good news. A new study demonstrates that protein in "good" cholesterol may treat the affliction.

Cholesterol drug lowers heart attack risk in diabetic women

Australian researchers have found that a cholesterol-lowering drug can lower cardiovascular disease risks by 30 percent in women with type-2 diabetes.

Common cholesterol drug linked to death risk

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

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

Menopausal sex hormone changes leave women at risk of heart disease

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.