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Vitamin D supplement won’t help in short term


September 5th, 2012 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 5 (IANS) Taking vitamin D supplements to compensate for its deficiency did not lower LDL or bad cholesterol levels -- not at least in the short term, suggests ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Two apples a day keep heart diseases away


July 26th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) Just two apples a day could help protect women against heart disease by cutting their cholesterol levels, according to study.Scientists found that apples significantly lowered blood ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Bile pigment could stave off cancer, heart disease


June 26th, 2012 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 26 (IANS) Bilirubin, a pigment found in bile, boosts the presence of antioxidants in the blood which could help stave off cancer and cardiovascular disease, potentially opening ... Read more...

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Low-carb diet may not be good for heart: Study


June 11th, 2012 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 11 (IANS) A low-carbohydrate diet may not be good for the heart as it has been linked with higher cholesterol levels, a study says.The research, conducted in Sweden ... Read more...

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‘Two glasses of wine a day will bring down cholesterol level’


June 3rd, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) Two glasses of wine will bring down cholesterol levels and help you stay away from hard liquor, advises international winemaker Jean-Manuel Jacquinot."Two glasses (20 cl) ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

‘Statins prevent cancer in heart transplant patients’


May 20th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bern, May 20 (IANS) Statins prevent cancer and reduce death from all causes in heart transplant recipients, independently of cholesterol levels, says a new study. Frank Enseleit, deputy director of ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Dark chocolate may reduce cardio risks, study shows


April 25th, 2012 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 25 (IANS) Dark chocolate, rich in flavanols, may reduce the risk against cardiovascular diseases by lowering blood pressure, blood flow and improving blood lipid levels, says a new ... Read more...

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Be nutty for good health


April 13th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 13 (IANS) Chomping on nuts leads to higher levels of good cholesterol (Hdl, high-density lipoprotein) and lower levels of C-reactive protein, which can trigger chronic diseases including heart ... Read more...

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UP schools to ban sale of junk food


April 5th, 2012 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 5 (IANS) In a significant step, the Uttar Pradesh government has issued instructions to all schools - Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE), Uttar Pradesh Board and Central ... Read more...

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Seven things to live up to 100 years


October 23rd, 2011 - 9:58 am ICT by IANS
London, Oct 23 (IANS) People can live up to 100 years if they take care of seven simple things in everyday life, a leading cardiologist has claimed.Clyde Yancy, a Canadian ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Weight Watchers’ members lose twice as many kilos


September 8th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 8 (IANS) Obese people on a Weight Watchers programme lose twice as many kilos as those following a doctor's advice, a new study shows. The core approach of ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Gandhi-preferred goat milk good for heart, health


May 19th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 19 (IANS) Nutrient-rich goat milk - much preferred by Mahatma Gandhi - is good for health, including prevention of heart disease.Goat milk's fat also reduces total cholesterol levels, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Want to lose weight? Eat dark chocolate!


May 2nd, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 2 (IANS) It might be considered a sinful pleasure, but the fact is that chocolates help lose weight and improve health.These revelations were made by Victoria University researcher ... Read more...

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Sleep regulating hormone can help shed flab


April 29th, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 29 (IANS) Melatonin, which helps regulate sleep and wake cycles, can also help you shed weight and improve blood lipid profile.A natural hormone, it is found in small ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

People who travel frequently for business have increased health risks


April 26th, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 26 (ANI): A study has found that people who travel frequently for business increase the rates of poor health and health risk factors, including obesity and high blood pressure.Catherine A. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

This substance tricks brain to ease Parkinson’s


April 21st, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 21 (IANS) A painstaking search through nearly 390,000 chemical compounds has isolated a substance that can sneak through the brain's protective barrier and trick it into easing Parkinson's ... Read more...

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High risk factors for stroke linked to some cognitive decline


April 13th, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): A new study has warned that older adults at risk for stroke have significantly increased risk for some types of cognitive decline.The study, which involved 73 older women ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Eating apples every day keep women’s cholesterol at bay


April 13th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 13 (ANI): An apple a day can really keep the doctor away - by reducing bad cholesterol levels in women, according to a new study.Apples are truly a miracle fruit ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Astronauts could face heart problems with deep-space travel


April 8th, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 8 (ANI): A study has found that exposure to cosmic radiation outside the Earth's magnetic field could be detrimental to astronauts' arteries.The study by University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Yoga reduces irregular heartbeat and anxiety


April 4th, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Apr 4 (ANI): A new US study has revealed that yoga can halve the number of episodes of a potentially dangerous irregular heartbeat, known as atrial fibrillation, and improve the symptoms ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Obese kids having cholesterol levels of 50-year-olds


March 23rd, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 23 (IANS) Overweight kids are developing cholesterol levels usually found in 50-year-olds.Experts from Great Ormond Street Hospital said obese children as young as eight were also being referred ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Scientists find way to tackle clot behind heart attack


March 17th, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 17 (IANS) Thousands of lives could be saved every year, following a breakthrough in the understanding of heart disease. Researchers have discovered that a protein known to regulate ... Read more...

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‘Apple shaped’ obesity, other forms ‘equally risky’


March 11th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 11 (ANI): A new study has challenged previous findings that obese people who are 'apple shaped' (fat deposits in the middle of the body) are at higher risk of heart ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Promising new way to lower cholesterol production


March 3rd, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a promising new way to inhibit cholesterol production in the body, one that may yield treatments as effective as existing medications but with fewer side-effects.A ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Statin may help fight HIV


February 17th, 2011 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): Scientists have found that statin may slow down the progression of HIV infection.In a recent multicenter clinical trial of atorvastatin, a type of cholesterol-lowering drug, the researchers found ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Leisure ‘as important as keeping cholesterol levels in check’


February 6th, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 6 (ANI): When was the last time you had time for yourself doing things you really enjoyed? This is something you probably may not even remember owing to the fast ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Patients with high cholesterol’ ‘not getting the treatment they need’


February 2nd, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 2 (ANI): The largest ever study of 147 million people has claimed that most people around the globe with high cholesterol are not getting the right kind of treatment.The report, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New ready-made meals help you shed ‘10 lb in 4 weeks’


January 23rd, 2011 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 23 (ANI): A supermarket has introduced a range of ready-made meal that can deliver a 10lb weight loss in four weeks - without any exercise, say experts.Researchers, who tested the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Margarines, spreads not effective in reducing cholesterol: Oz study


January 19th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 19 (ANI): A study has found that margarines and spreads that advertise an ability to reduce cholesterol levels in consumers are not as effective as they claim to be.They ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Weekend drinking is more lethal than daily downing


January 18th, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 18 (IANS) There is bad news for exclusive weekend drinkers - they could be harming themselves more than what daily drinkers get.Researchers at Toulouse University in France compared the drinking ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Western diet linked to increased risk of breast cancer


January 7th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that elevated fat and cholesterol levels found in a typical American-style diet play an important role in the growth and spread of breast cancer.Researchers at ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Healthy habits in youth linked to better cholesterol levels in adulthood


January 4th, 2011 - 11:31 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 4 (ANI): A new study has suggested that adopting healthy habits in youth is associated with more favourable cholesterol levels in adulthood.Costan G. Magnussen, of University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Almonds ‘could help prevent diabetes, heart disease’


December 30th, 2010 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 30 (ANI): A new study - conducted at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - has suggested that eating almonds could help prevent diabetes and heart disease.Scientists ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Indian doctor censures Nepal ex-crown prince’s lifestyle


December 17th, 2010 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Dec 17 (IANS) The man who had saved Nepal's crown prince Paras three years ago, when he had a heart attack, is unhappy with the lifestyle of the now ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Almonds may help reduce risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease


December 17th, 2010 - 11:47 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): A new research suggests that consuming an almond-enriched diet may help reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease.The study, one of the first of its ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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