High Cholesterol

Cholesterol: How Much Do You Know About The 'Silent Killer'?

Dr Seth Rankin | Posted 25.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Seth Rankin

Cholesterol is a frequently used health term but do you know what it actually means or how it can affect you? Check out my series of quiz questions below - the answers may surprise you!

How A Lazy, Two-Week Holiday Could Increase Your Risk Of Disease

PA | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Spending a lazy fortnight by the beach or pool can feel like the perfect way to unwind. But just two weeks of a “couch potato” lifestyle increases...

8 Perfectly Valid Reasons To Eat More Cheese

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Cheese is utterly delicious, but sadly it’s got a bad rap. According to the British Heart Foundation, there are concerns that eating too much of it ...

This Group Of People Have The Healthiest Hearts In The World

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Tech

Western societies may well consider themselves to be scientifically advanced compared to many places around the world, but it seems access to modern m...

5 Lessons Learned From 'Staying Healthy: A Doctor's Guide'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you’re struggling to steer clear of the office lurgy - or any other virus, for that matter - then Channel 4’s ‘Staying Healthy: A Doctor’s ...

Fat-Shaming 'Increases Heart Disease Risk Among Obese People'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Fat-shaming, and the pain caused by it, could increase the risk of heart disease in obese patients, a new study has found. Researchers said there is a...

Statins Are Safe And Negative Side Effects Have Been Overstated

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 09.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The side effects of statins have been exaggerated by unreliable studies, when in fact they are safe and effective, claims a major new medical review. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Struggling To Conceive? This Could Be The Cause

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Struggling to conceive? It could be down to cholesterol levels. According to recent research, high cholesterol may reduce infertility - as well as ...

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...

Green Tea May Inhibit Commonly Prescribed Blood Pressure Pill

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Green tea is often the refuge of heart disease patients, who are told it is a much healthier source of caffeine than tea and coffee. However, Japan...

Lowering Blood Pressure And Cholesterol Can Halve Heart Disease Risk Among Obese

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Reducing blood pressure, sugar and cholesterol levels can halve the heightened risk of heart disease associated with obesity, say scientists. Resea...

Statins, That Prevent Heart Disease, May Not be Linked To Cognitive Decline

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Last year, after the US Food and Drug administration issued a report saying that statins - which help reduce bad cholesterol - may be linked to cognit...

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...

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...

Why Drug Companies are Turning to Fish Oil

Aidan Goggins | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Aidan Goggins

It was nice to see that on the topic of omega 3 fish oil consumption, of which I have been a staunch defender, I have received unlikely support from Big Pharma. They have been casting their nets for the next big heart cure, and fish oil is the catch of the day.

New Drug 'Cuts Cholesterol Levels Up To Almost 60%'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A radical new approach to lowering cholesterol has been demonstrated using an advanced gene-silencing drug. One dose of the experimental drug cut l...

How To Eat Your Way To Lower Cholesterol

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Having high cholesterol can greatly increase your risk of various health conditions including heart attack, stroke and developing dangerous blood clot...

Is Your Job Killing You?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Shift work raises the risk of having a heart attack, a major review of working pattern health effects has shown. Working unsocial hours was found t...

Many Questions Still Unanswered in the Polypill Debate

Professor Peter Weissberg | Posted 19.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Peter Weissberg

Anyone reading the papers this week might have come away with the impression that all over 50s should be hot-footing it down to their local pharmacy and demanding a polypill. So why, you might be wondering, are we not adopting this 'one size fits all' approach straight away?

'Bad' Atkins Diet Blamed For Cholesterol Surge

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 12.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A dieting craze in Sweden has been blamed for a surprise surge in cholesterol levels that may be putting people at increased risk of heart disease. ...

Invisible Killers: High Cholesterol and High Blood Pressure

Dr Mike Knapton | Posted 27.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Mike Knapton

High cholesterol and high blood pressure rarely have any symptoms - which may be part of the reason why medication for these conditions isn't taken as prescribed. These conditions are invisible killers.