How pollution could make you obese

Researchers have discovered a link between the levels of certain environmental pollutants that a person accumulates in his or her body and their level of obesity.

Safety, efficacy of statins exaggerated: Study

Statins, the cholesterol-lowering drugs prescribed to prevent heart attacks, are not as effective or as safe as we have been led to believe, warn US researchers.

'Wonder drugs' statins 'not as effective or safe' as we have been led to believe

A new study has revealed that safety and life-saving efficacy of statins, the cholesterol-lowering drugs prescribed to prevent heart attacks, have been exaggerated.

Statins may not lower Parkinson's risk: Study

Use of statins may not be associated with reduced risk of Parkinson's disease, a new study has found.

Eggs, meat won't give you bad cholesterol: US panel

Much to the delight of egg and meat lovers, a US advisory health panel has determined that dietary restrictions may not affect the level of bad cholesterol in the blood.

Cholesterol `no longer a concern,` US advisory group says

A warning against eating foods high in cholesterol is no longer included in the US government`s draft dietary guidelines for Americans, representing a major shift in policy, officials said Thursday.

Why is it important to include dried fruits in our diet!

There is no truth about fresh fruits being better and healthier than the dried ones. What is important is whether the fruit contains the necessary vitamins and minerals that your body requires, where it is from and how it is grown or dried.

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.