cholesterol

Statins ‘save lives of people with bad cholesterol’

Cholesterol-lowering drugs are more likely to save thousands of additional lives when used in people with higher levels of LDL…

Engineered proteins lower body weight and cholesterol

Researchers have created engineered proteins that lowered body weight, bloodstream insulin, and cholesterol levels in obese lab animal test subjects,…

So-called ‘good cholesterol’ increases risk of early death

People with high levels of ‘good cholesterol’ have a higher mortality rate than people with normal levels, according to new…

Could an annual injection be a viable alternative to statins?

An Austrian pharmaceutical company has developed a vaccine that could immunise people against high levels of cholesterol, according to new…

Social smokers ‘have the same heart risk as regular smokers’

Social smokers have the same risk of high blood pressure and cholesterol as those who smoke every day, according to…

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What I’d say to Donald Trump if I were his doctor

In case you’ve just returned from a nearby planet, there’s been some mention in the news recently of the newly…

Cutting back on carbs is probably the most effective way to lose weight

Reducing carbohydrate intake is the most effective way to diet for weight loss, according to a review article by the…

dementia

We can’t be sure that dementia rates are falling in the US

Dementia rates in the US have fallen by 2.8 per cent since the year 2000, according to a study published…

Cider vinegar to cut your risk of a stroke? Better evidence is needed

Taking 60ml of cider vinegar every day can reduce levels of cholesterol in the blood by 13 per cent, according…

No proof yet that full-fat cheese is good for your heart

Eating high-fat cheese on a daily basis increases levels of a ‘good cholesterol’, according to research funded by the dairy…

Is conventional wisdom on cholesterol about to be turned upside down?

New research has found no link between high levels of ‘bad’ cholesterol and mortality, challenging the prevailing wisdom of the…

To make an informed choice about statins, here is what you should know

News that there may be errors in the algorithms used to calculate statin prescription will leave cardiology clinics and surgeries…

Britain is getting it wrong on heart disease. Here is how we can fix it

In recent years Britain has seen a significant fall in deaths from cardiovascular disease — that is, diseases affecting the…

Saturated fat ‘doesn’t harm your heart’

Vegetable oil alternatives to butter may not reduce heart disease risk, according to research published in the British Medical Journal.…

A new drug to replace statins? Don’t believe the hype

A new drug can halve levels of bad cholesterol without the damaging side effects of statins, researchers writing in the…

Diet can reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s. But not the way that headlines claim

Sales of maple syrup are sure to rise after a study at the University of Rhode Island suggested the sugary…

Why a yearly health check might save your life

Many patients are familiar with the need to keep a regular — often annual — check on certain aspects of…