The Truth About Fats - a Doctor's Perspective

Dr Rob Hicks | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Rob Hicks

Many people only remember a headline when they look at a newspaper, so what people appear to have taken away from the latest spate of coverage is that they should eat more butter - and high fat foods - in order to stay healthy, which could not be further from the truth.

Taking Statins Could 'Cut Risk Of Dying After Surgery'

PA | By Jane Kirby, Press Association Health Editor | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Giving people statins before an operation could cut their risk of dying or suffering complications, research suggests.The cholesterol-busting drugs ar...

Keeping the Bigger Nutrition Picture in Mind

Nigel Denby | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nigel Denby

The British Dietetic Association (BDA) recommends eating two portions of fish a week, of which, one should be oily fish, such as salmon or mackerel. However, since there is no specific recommendation of a dose for Omega-3 for the general population, it is extremely difficult to understand if you are consuming enough of the right Omegas.

Concern Over Statins Advice

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

*Jerry Lee [2013] received an MPhil in Epidemiology as a Gates Cambridge Scholar and is now a second year medical student at Duke University. He is ...

Next Fad-The Cholesterol Diet

Layne Lieberman | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Layne Lieberman

Many fried foods and baked goods contain high levels of saturated fats. Some plant-based oils, such as hydrogenated vegetable oil, palm oil, palm kernel oil and coconut oil, also contain primarily saturated fats, but do not contain cholesterol.

Ending the Egg Fight: US Poised to Reverse Cholesterol Warnings

Christopher James Clark | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Christopher James Clark

During the 20th century, which I sometimes refer to as the Dark Ages of Nutrition, many governments and prominent health organizations adopted erroneous theories on many nutritional topics, including sugar, saturated fat, and dietary cholesterol.

An Avocado Could Be The Key To Keeping You Young

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Eating an avocado every day could help lower your cholesterol and reduce risk of heart disease, a new study has found. The Journal of the American ...

Are Your Cholesterol Levels Putting You at Risk?

Dr Sarah Schenker | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sarah Schenker

High cholesterol should be a cause for concern because it usually has no obvious symptoms, but can lead to a heart attack or stroke without warning. The condition is common, it is estimated that up to two thirds of adults have raised cholesterol levels without realising it. Consuming the wrong type of foods and a lack of exercise often contribute to high cholesterol levels.

Could Eating Cheese Really Protect Against Diabetes?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We're used to being told to cut certain foods out of our diets on a daily basis, but now it's time for cheese lovers to rejoice as a new study has rev...

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 26.08.2014 | 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...