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Experts wary of Lancet’s study on good cholesterol


June 14th, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Reacting to a study report that 'good cholesterol' - known to check harmful cholesterol from blood - does not lower risk of heart diseases, international ... Read more...

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Some ‘good’ cholesterol unable to protect heart


May 9th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 9 (IANS) A sub-class of high-density lipoprotein (HDl) cholesterol, known as "good" cholesterol, may not protect against coronary heart disease (CHD) and in fact may be harmful, says ... Read more...

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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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Statin can prevent strokes, besides lowering lipids


January 5th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 5 (IANS) Scientists have identified a molecular pathway to lower cholestrol and clotting using statins, a class of cholesterol-lowering drugs, reveals a study.People with high cholestrol are at ... Read more...

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Smoking moms’ kids more vulnerable to heart disease


June 23rd, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 23 (IANS) Children whose mothers smoke during pregnancy have lower levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, known to protect against heart disease in later life. By the age ... Read more...

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‘Bad cholesterol’ also vital for health


May 6th, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 6 (IANS) Believe it or not, 'bad cholesterol', or low-density lipoprotein (LDL), is also vital for our well being.LDL is referred to as the 'bad' cholesterol because it ... Read more...

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Diabetes or lipid-lowering medications may help treat addiction


April 6th, 2011 - 7:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 6 (ANI): Two recent studies have suggested that diabetes or lipid-lowering medications may play roles in the treatment of nicotine and alcohol addiction by acting in the brain.Thiazolidinediones (TZDs) are ... Read more...

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Fasting ensures good health, protects heart


April 4th, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 4 (IANS) Do you know that fasting, long associated with religious rituals, diets and political protests, also ensures good health and protects your heart?New evidence from the Intermountain ... Read more...

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Routine periodic fasting good for health, heart


April 4th, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 04 (ANI): Routine periodic fasting may help promote health and reduce the risk of heart disease, according to a new study.Cardiologists with the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute have ... Read more...

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‘Good cholesterol’ nanoparticles may help fight cancer


April 2nd, 2011 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 2 (ANI): New research, including an Indian-origin boffin, suggests that 'good cholesterol' (High-density lipoprotein) can act as a special delivery vehicle of destruction for cancer.A research team, led by scientists ... Read more...

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High levels of ‘good’ cholesterol may decrease bowel cancer risk


March 8th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): A new research suggests that high levels of 'good' (high density lipoprotein) HDL cholesterol decrease the risk of bowel cancer.The association is independent of other potentially cancer-inducing markers ... Read more...

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Overweight adolescents may develop weak bones


March 6th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 6 (IANS) Overweight adolescents may develop weak bones, besides facing a host of health problems. A study of 143 overweight 14-18-year olds shows those with risk factors such ... Read more...

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Fatty liver ‘independently increases Type 2 diabetes risk’


February 25th, 2011 - 11:44 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have found that individuals with fatty liver were five times more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes than those without fatty liver.This higher ... Read more...

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How chocolates protect against heart disease


February 8th, 2011 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): With Valentine's day round the corner, it's that time of the year when chocolate-giving and chocolate-taking is at its peak, and scientists have shed light on how this ... Read more...

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Adults with large waistlines, high blood pressure ‘at high risk for memory loss’


February 3rd, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): A new study has revealed that older people with larger waistlines, high blood pressure and other risk factors that make up metabolic syndrome may be at a higher ... Read more...

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Soy beats milk in cholesterol lowering: Study


January 19th, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that soy protein lowers total cholesterol and non-HDL (non-high-density lipoprotein) cholesterol significantly more than milk protein in patients with moderately high cholesterol levels."Non-HDL cholesterol has ... Read more...

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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...

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Features of metabolic syndrome prevalent in people with psoriasis


December 21st, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): A new study has found that people with psoriasis have a high prevalence of the metabolic syndrome.The features that make up metabolic syndrome include obesity, high blood pressure, ... Read more...

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High levels of ‘good’ cholesterol linked to lower risk of Alzheimer’s


December 14th, 2010 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 14 (ANI): A new study has found that high levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) - also known as "good" cholesterol - appear to be associated with a reduced risk for ... Read more...

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Not smoking increases levels of good cholesterol


November 15th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): Researchers have found that smoking cessation increases levels of HDL (high density lipoprotein), a good type of cholesterol - despite the weight gain commonly associated with quitting.Those who ... Read more...

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Metabolic status prior to pregnancy predicts subsequent gestational diabetes


October 13th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 13 (ANI): A new study has suggested that metabolic screening of women before pregnancy could help identify the possibility of developing diabetes in a subsequent pregnancy and help them take ... Read more...

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Humble red onion may be good for heart


October 7th, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 7 (IANS) Red onion, commonly used in Indian and Middle Eastern cuisine, could help prevent heart disease. Scientists have discovered that it helps remove bad cholesterol - which can cause ... Read more...

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Lifestyle intervention ‘offers long-term benefits to obese patients with diabetes’


September 28th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 28 (ANI): Experts have suggested that an intensive lifestyle intervention helps individuals with type 2 diabetes lose weight and keep it off, along with improving fitness, control of blood glucose ... Read more...

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Gene network behind hardening arteries identified


September 19th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 19 (IANS) A gene network behind the hardening of coronary arteries and heart disease has been identified by a team of scientists from Australia, Europe and Britain. Researchers from Australia's ... Read more...

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Cholesterol levels in young adults predict future heart disease risk


August 3rd, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 3 (ANI): A 20-year study has found that young people with even modestly elevated cholesterol levels are more likely to develop coronary artery calcium and atherosclerosis later in life.The findings ... Read more...

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Biomarkers for postmenopausal cardiovascular disease found


July 28th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): New biomarkers for stroke and coronary heart disease (CHD) have been revealed.The research has been published in BioMed Central's open access journal Genome Medicine. It found that beta-2 ... Read more...

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Sitting too long ‘ups death risk’


July 23rd, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): A new study has found that the more time people spent sitting down, the greater their risk of death.American Cancer Society researcher Alpa Patel says that irrespective of ... Read more...

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Here’s another way to get rid of cholesterol


July 8th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): Good news for cholesterol fearing people- there is more than one way to get rid of it.Mark Brown of Wake Forest University School of Medicine said that "cholesterol ... Read more...

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High levels of ‘good’ cholesterol may be harmful for diabetic women


June 27th, 2010 - 11:32 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 27 (ANI): A University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health study has found that elevated blood levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) or 'good' cholesterol, typically thought to protect against ... Read more...

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Keeping fit may cut chronic disease risk in college students


June 18th, 2010 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): Staying physically fit is the way to go for college students to steer clear of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, says a new research.In a study of 564 male ... Read more...

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Early AMD linked to smoking, cholesterol levels


June 15th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 15 (ANI): A new research has shown that early-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is related to modifiable risk factors, including smoking and low levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL or 'good' ... Read more...

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Scientists find cholesterol regulating ‘remote-control’ in brain


June 7th, 2010 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 7 (ANI): Researchers have found a potential new target for pharmacologic control of cholesterol levels - a hormone called ghrelin in the brain that signals hunger pangs and regulates cholesterol ... Read more...

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Excess weight in pregnancy gateway to heart risks in child


June 4th, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 4 (IANS) Researchers have uncovered evidence to show that piling on too much weight in pregnancy may lead to future heart risks in the child. New research at the University of ... Read more...

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Eat nuts to bring down cholesterol levels


May 11th, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 11 (IANS) Consuming more nuts seems to be linked to lower blood cholesterol levels, says a new study. Recently, consumption of nuts has been the focus of intense research because of ... Read more...

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