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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...

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Strawberries prevent heart disease, diabetes


July 6th, 2012 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 6 (IANS) Strawberries, the traditional summer treat, could offer unexpected health benefits of preventing development of heart disease and diabetes, says a study.University of Warwick scientists have been ... 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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A jab could lower cholesterol by two-thirds


November 15th, 2011 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 15 (IANS) Harmful cholesterol could be reduced by 64 percent with a single injection. It could potentially be used for those who don't respond well to statins, a ... Read more...

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Blueberry found to lower cholesterol in lab study


June 1st, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 1 (IANS) Lab hamsters fed with rations spiked with blueberry peels and leftovers from the berry's juice had better cholesterol health than normal counterparts. Hamsters are members of ... 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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Increasing triglyceride level ‘linked to high risk of stroke’


February 21st, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): A new study has found that increasing levels of non-fasting triglycerides are associated with an increased risk of ischemic stroke in men and women.However, higher cholesterol levels were ... 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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Feeling guilty about eating too much butter? Don’t - it’s good for you


December 28th, 2010 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 28 (ANI): It's holiday season and that means rich and butter-laden food - cookies, pudding, cakes - almost every other dish; so should you feel guilty every time you take ... Read more...

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Increasing blood levels of ‘good’ cholesterol ‘cuts heart disease risk’


November 18th, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 18 (ANI): Scientists have found that increasing blood levels of 'good' cholesterol or HDL works better at protecting against heart diseases than statins, drugs that lower levels of low-density lipoprotein ... 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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The humble red onion could help prevent heart disease


October 7th, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 07 (ANI): Scientists have claimed that the humble red onion could help prevent heart disease.They have discovered that the vegetable - commonly used in Mediterranean and Indian cuisine - helps ... 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 linked to high cholesterol in blood found


September 16th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 16 (ANI): Scientists have identified a gene that causes high levels of bad cholesterol to accumulate in the blood as a result of a high-cholesterol diet.Researchers at the Southwest ... Read more...

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New study raises questions over broader use of statins


June 29th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 29 (ANI): There is no evidence that using cholesterol-lowering statins can reduce the risk of death in people at high risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) but without any prior history ... Read more...

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Heart risks linked to diabetes drug


June 29th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 29 (ANI): A recent study has revealed that the use of diabetes drug rosiglitazone is associated with an increased risk for heart attack.Rosiglitazone was approved in 1999 to treat hyperglycemia ... 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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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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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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Eat nuts to improve cholesterol levels


May 11th, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 11 (ANI): Eating a handful of nuts a day is associated with improvements in blood cholesterol levels, researchers say.The pooled analysis of data from 25 trials has been reported in ... Read more...

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‘Ban on trans fats would prevent thousands of deaths’


April 16th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 16 (IANS) Banning trans fats from all foods would prevent thousands of heart attacks and deaths every year and would be a simple way to protect the public and save ... Read more...

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Banning trans fats from foods would prevent thousands of deaths


April 16th, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 16 (ANI): Two senior doctors have called for a ban on trans fats from all foods in the UK, claiming that prohibition on the trans fatty acids would prevent thousands ... Read more...

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Even bosses snub the doctor’s orders


March 3rd, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): A new study has shown that only 68 percent of corporate executives in the US took their cholesterol lowering medication as prescribed by a doctor.Overall, the executives who ... Read more...

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Secondhand smoke exposure ‘ups hardened arteries risk among teens’


March 3rd, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Exposure to environmental tobacco smoke is linked to an increased risk of future blood vessel hardening and greater risks of other heart disease factors among 13-year-olds, a new ... Read more...

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Obama ‘fit for duty’, asked to cut down junk food (Lead)


March 1st, 2010 - 10:59 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 1 (IANS) President Barack Obama's doctor has given him an excellent bill of health but has obliquely asked him to cut down on those cheese burgers he sneaks off ... Read more...

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Key components of Mediterranean diet that keep heart healthy


February 12th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): It is known that eating a Mediterranean diet similar to Italians or Greeks is beneficial for the heart.Now, the February issue of Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource has covered ... Read more...

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alli may help reduce dangerous fat


January 28th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): Taking alli (orlistat 60 mg) with a reduced calorie, lower-fat diet can lead to a significant reduction not only in weight but also in dangerous visceral fat.alli is ... Read more...

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Scientists say Alzheimer’s, Down syndrome, atherosclerosis linked


January 16th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 16 (ANI): Down syndrome, artery-clogging cardiovascular disease appear to share a common disease mechanism with Alzheimer's disease, says a new research.Principal investigator Huntington Potter and colleagues at the Florida Alzheimer's ... Read more...

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‘Longevity gene’ may help prevent memory decline in elderly


January 13th, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have found a "longevity gene" that may help diminish age-related cognitive decline in elderly.With the new finding, they ... Read more...

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Lowering cholesterol transfer protein activity linked to heart disease risk


December 16th, 2009 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): Inhibiting activity of a transfer protein to raise high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol levels is not as effective a heart disease therapy as it is believed to be, according ... Read more...

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Obesity epidemic negating efforts to cut heart disease risks


November 19th, 2009 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 19 (IANS) A swelling tide of obesity over the past two decades has set back efforts to cut down the risks of heart disease. Kami Banks, cardiology research fellow at the ... Read more...

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Fasting ‘not essential’ before cholesterol test


November 11th, 2009 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 11 (ANI): People may no longer require to fast before having a cholesterol test, for a new study found that the results were just as accurate if the patient had ... Read more...

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