'Over 30% of adults in India have high risk of developing heart attack'

A random pan India PLAC study, conducted by Metropolis Healthcare Ltd, has found that over 30% between the age group 30 and 50 years were at high risk of developing coronary heart disease.

Gut bacteria key to good cholesterol, heart health

Bacteria living in your gut may impact your weight, fat and good cholesterol levels - necessary to help maintain a healthy heart.

'US nod to Lupin's anti-cholesterol drug may not fatten up firm financials'

Lupin Ltd's anti-cholesterol drug securing USFDA approval is a positive development but may not contribute to the company's financials in a major way.

Blocking a gene may prevent heart diseases

Blocking the expression of a gene may help prevent illnesses linked to excessive fat in blood such as cardiovascular and pancreatic diseases, says a new study.

Indian researchers cook up low-fat ghee

Scientists in India have developed a low-fat version of ghee that cuts the cholesterol content by 85 percent in a move that could give a much-needed boost to fitness levels, a senior researcher said Thursday.

High cholesterol stops vitamin E from reaching tissues

 High cholesterol and triglycerides levels in the body can prevent the essential vitamin E from reaching the tissues that need it, new research has found.

New approach to treat fatty liver disease

A team of researchers from Yale University has found that triglycerides, a type of fat in the blood and liver, are produced in the liver independent of insulin action in the liver.

High cholesterol ups risk of prostate cancer recurrence

Higher levels of cholesterol and triglycerides, two types of fat, in the blood of men who underwent surgery for prostate cancer, may increase risk of disease recurrence, says a study.

Gene variant that reduces 'bad' lipids identified

Scientists have identified a rare genetic variant that dramatically reduces levels of certain types of lipids in the blood which is associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease.

Eat strawberries to lower bad cholesterol

A rich source of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrients, strawberries offer a range of health benefits.

Changing meal times could have significant effect on levels of triglycerides in liver

A new research in mice has suggested that merely changing meal times could have a significant effect on the levels of triglycerides in the liver.

Fructose`s adverse effects limited to excess calorie intake

A new study has revealed that fructose, the sugar often blamed for the obesity epidemic, does not have any impact on an emerging indicator for the risk of cardiovascular disease known as postprandial triglycerides.

Corn oil better at cutting cholesterol than extra virgin olive oil

Researchers have shown that corn oil significantly lowers cholesterol with more favorable changes in total cholesterol (TC) and LDL-C than extra virgin olive oil.

Sugar intake not directly linked with fatty liver disease

A new study has claimed that sugar intake is not directly associated with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, as it was earlier believed.

Gene therapy set to become future of heart disease treatment

A global hunt for genes influencing heart disease risk has uncovered 157 changes in human DNA that alter levels of cholesterol and other blood fats - a finding that may lead to new medications.

Why women develop heart disease 10 years later than men

A new research has revealed that a biological ability to compensate for the body`s reduced response to insulin could help explain why women typically develop heart disease 10 years later than men.

What do fats in our body do?

Researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health are studying fats, or lipids, to learn more about normal and abnormal biology in the body.

Kids` health predicts parents` future heart disease: Study

When children have high cholesterol or blood pressure, their parents may have increased risks of diabetes and heart disease down the road, a new study finds.