Dry fruits, nuts in your daily diet can keep diseases at bay!

It is a known fact that dry fruits and nuts are packed with essential nutrients. Though available in small packages, they are an abundant source of proteins, vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber. Right from skin benefits to medicinal benefits, dry fruits and nuts give you every reason to include them in your diet.

Restaurant food adds to calories: Study

Not many are aware that whenever people eat out, whether at a fast-food outlet or a full-service restaurant, they end up consuming about 200 additional calories than eaten at home, says new study.

Half of US Hispanics unaware they have high cholesterol

Half of Hispanics in the United States may be unaware they have high cholesterol, suggested a study Wednesday that urged better education and treatment of the condition that can lead to heart disease.

Kidney health better indicator of heart disease risk

Simple parameters of the kidney's functions and damage may be better at predicting the risk of heart failure and death from heart attack and stroke than traditional tests of cholesterol levels and blood pressure, new research suggests.

Have 4 eggs a week to slash risk of diabetes

Including 4 eggs to your diet per week could help reduce risk of developing diabetes, finds a new study.

A glass of red wine a night may prove good for diabetics' hearts

Good news for wine loving diabetics! A new study has claimed that having a glass of red wine every night could be beneficial for diabetes in managing their cholesterol and protecting their hearts.

New broccoli variety cuts cholesterol

Including a new broccoli variety in the diet could significantly improve your heart health as it reduces levels of "bad cholesterol" in blood by around six percent, says a study.

French connection: Have cheese for super heart health

Do you know why the French have low cardiovascular diseases despite having a diet high in saturated fats?

This new 'modified' broccoli can cut cholesterol by 6 percent

Scientists have bred a new version of broccoli, consuming which can help cut down blood LDL-cholesterol levels by around 6 percent.

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.

Onion extract may lower high blood sugar, cholesterol

Onion extract, Allium cepa, may help lower the high blood glucose (sugar) and cholesterol levels, says a new study.

Onion extract lowers high blood sugar, cholesterol

Combined with the antidiabetic drug metformin, an onion extract can help lower high blood glucose (sugar) and total cholesterol levels among diabetics, says a study.

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).