Cholesterol

Could You Be Eligible For Cholesterol-Reducing Statins?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Two in every five adults in England could be offered statins to prevent heart attacks and strokes after health officials lowered the threshold for eli...

The Cholesterol Conundrum - How Heart Health Concerns All in the UK

Dr Sarah Schenker | Posted 26.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sarah Schenker

Cholesterol is the single greatest risk factor for coronary heart disease (CHD), responsible for nearly half of all heart disease-related deaths in the UK. Cholesterol is also a major risk factor in stroke, contributing to a higher risk of cardiovascular disease associated with diabetes and obesity.

The Amount Of Cholesterol In Just One Egg Might Surprise You

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

There's nothing we like more at HuffPost UK Lifestyle than chowing down on some good old eggs. Poached, scrambled, boiled or fried, they're not only d...

Worried About High Cholesterol? These Are The Foods You Should Be Eating

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

You may be surprised to know that the UK's biggest killer isn't cancer, but coronary heart disease, causing around 82,000 deaths each year. About one ...

'Stop Prescribing Unnecessary Heart Medication' Say Leading Doctors

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A group of leading doctors have criticised plans to advise millions more people to take cholesterol-reducing statins. The drugs are currently offer...

Prostate Cancer Spread May Be Curbed By Cholesterol-Lowering Statins, Research Says

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Scientists have unveiled a new link between cholesterol-lowering statins and prostate cancer. Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs may hinder prostate...

Beans Really Are Good For Your Heart...

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Anyone remember singing "beans, beans are good for your heart" as a child? Well, besides leaving children in fits of giggles, it turns out the age-old...

Cholesterol-Lowering Statins Have Virtually No Side Effects, Researchers Find

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Statins, which help to save thousands of people from heart disease by lowering cholesterol, have almost no side effects, researchers found. In fac...

WATCH: How To Lower Cholesterol And Risk Of Diabetes With Food

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Did you know 70% of the calories we take in are processed foods? Many have taken on the quest for a healthy diet, but do we really know what choice...

Low-Fat Diet 'Does Not Prevent Heart Disease Or Lower Cholesterol', Says Expert

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Diets high in saturated fat do not increase heart disease risk or cholesterol levels, instead public health warnings should focus on the dangers of su...

More Drugs? How About Less Bacon?

Neal Barnard, M.D. | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Neal Barnard, M.D.

The fact is, roughly 90% of people taking cholesterol-lowering drugs do not really need them. Their cholesterol problem is caused by the cholesterol and animal fat in the foods they eat. If they were to eliminate animal products and other fatty foods from their diets, the problem would vanish for the vast majority.

How To Lower Cholesterol: Try Eating Lots Of Strawberries

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Everybody's favourite red summer fruit can offer more than just a great refreshing desert or a seductive treat, it has some serious health benefits. ...

Heart Disease Prevention: Millions Could Be Prescribed Cholesterol-Lowering Statins

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Millions more people in the UK could be prescribed cholesterol-lowering statins in a bid to prevent more cases of heart disease, heart attacks and str...

Healthy Heart Month: Unhealthy Heart Advice!

Clark Russell | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Clark Russell

Although these "good" causes like "Healthy Heart Month" are all very laudable, they evade the real, underlying issues and causes of heart disease, primarily nutrition. Why? Well that's a complicated question, but the simple answer has its roots in politics, money and vested interests. Let's break down the real truth behind heart disease and one of its falsely claimed culprits, cholesterol.

How Good Cholesterol Can Contribute To Heart Disease

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Scientists have shown how "good" cholesterol can go bad and contribute to heart disease and strokes. High-density lipoprotein (HDL), or "good" chol...

People With Diabetes More Likely To Be Diagnosed With Heart Failure

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

People with diabetes are 38% more likely to die early and have a 73% higher chance of being admitted to hospital for heart failure than others, a repo...

Cholesterol Increases Risk Of Breast Cancer

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A by-product of cholesterol fuels the growth and spread of breast cancer, research has shown. Scientists also discovered that cholesterol-lowering ...

Researchers Develop More Accurate Way To Calculate 'Bad Cholesterol'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Researchers have developed a more accurate way to calculate "bad" cholesterol that can lead to hardening of the arteries and increase the risk of hear...

Women With Big Bums Healthier Than Those With Smaller Derrières

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

When Sir Mix-A-Lot burst onto the music scene declaring "I like big butts and I cannot lie" - he may not have been simply commending a curvy aesthetic...

Vindicating Saturated Fat WON'T Reduce Heart Disease, But Here's What Will

Aidan Goggins | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Aidan Goggins

An observational piece in last week's British Medical Journal had the media buzzing when cardiologist Aseem Malhotra lashed out at governments and the food industry as being culpable in wrongly demonising saturated fat consumption as a leading cause of cardiovascular disease

Hereditary Cholesterol Disease 'Overlooked And Untreated'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Hereditary high blood cholesterol -familial hypercholesterolaemia - a potentially fatal disease, is largely overlooked and untreated across the globe ...

Poorna Bell

How Can You Prevent High Cholesterol?

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 16.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The UK's biggest killer isn't cancer, you may be surprised to know, but coronary heart disease. High cholesterol (LDL) is one of the major contrib...

WATCH: What Would Happen To Your Body If You Stopped Going Outside?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The bottom line (no pun intended) is that we, as a nation, sit down way too much. We're just as guilty as the next person of sitting down at our desks...

Men V Women: Who Is More Likely To Have A Heart Attack?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Women tend to live longer than men, and a feature on the BBC suggested that it may be due to female immune systems ageing 'more slowly'. But recen...

Could Drugs Meant To Lower Cholesterol Actually Help People With Parkinson's?

PA | PA | Posted 25.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Cholesterol lowering drugs taken by millions of people could form the basis of new treatments for Parkinson's, research suggests. Scientists found ...