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.

Single drug soon to cure high cholesterol, breast cancer

There may soon be a drug that could lower your cholesterol levels and also treat breast cancer. Researchers have shown that a compound initially developed as a cholesterol-fighting molecule can also kill cancerous cells.

Can genome editing lower heart attack risk?

Can you imagine a single shot that can lower cholesterol levels to an extent that the risk of heart attack can be reduced by 40-90 percent?

Health benefits of sprouts

Sprouts are considered as wonder-food because they are packed with nutrients. Sprouts have the ability of protect us from diseases because of their high nutritional value. They are very good for the skin, hair and overall health and development of the body.

58 percent Delhiites have high cholesterol: Study

A total of 58 percent Delhiites have high cholesterol level, a trend which is a direct result of sedentary lifestyle and over-eating, said a study.

Statin drugs `not effective` in preventing COPD exacerbation

Researchers have said that a statin drug commonly used to lower cholesterol is not effective in reducing the number and severity of flare ups from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Study reveals new drug may decrease heart attack dangers

A new research has revealed that an injection of a new experimental drug might be able to reduce heart attacks risks by decreasing cholesterol levels up to 75 per cent when combined with statin.

Three ways to lower your bad cholesterol (LDL)

It is said that a heart-healthy lifestyle can help you keep your cholesterol levels normal and healthy. And this includes- a healthy diet, exercise, not smoking, maintaining a good weight, etc.

Running too much could shorten your lifespan

Despite running regularly being linked to a host of health benefits, including weight control, stress reduction, better blood pressure and cholesterol, a new study suggests that running may not be all that beneficial.

Indian American scientist finds why cholesterol worsens in winter

Cholesterol levels usually go up in colder months - a trend that may be driven by behavioural changes that occur with the changing seasons, new research by an Indian American researcher shows.

You are most prone to heart attacks, stroke at 6.30 am

A new study has found that a person is most likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke at 6.30 am.

Cholesterol-lowering drug statins could ease coughing in lung disease patients

Common cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins could provide relief to patients suffering from a chronic lung disease, a new study suggests.

Cholesterol linked to aggressive prostate cancer treatment

In a discovery that can help devise a novel diagnostic approach for aggressive prostate cancer, scientists have found a link between the aggressiveness of the disease and the accumulation of a compound produced when cholesterol is metabolised in cells.

Blood test to tell you when are you going to die!

A novel blood test may predict if you are at the risk of dying in next five years, claims research.

Women more prone to heart attacks than men

Women are more prone to heart attacks than men, says a new study.