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Health 26 Sep 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

Nutrients for the heart

Unlike other types of muscles, the heart never rests and never gets tired. Therefore, the heart, being the hardest working organ in the body, requires a tremendous amount of continuous energy.

Health 10 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

Coenzyme Q10 and the heart

The heart is essentially a muscle that contains millions of cells that produce energy for the heart to pump blood throughout the body. It has its own electrical system that allows it to beat in an efficient manner. There are valves that help the blood flow in the right direction. Coronary arteries carry blood that provides the heart with adequate amount of oxygen and nutrients to perform its job.

Health 17 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

Starting cholesterol drugs

ONE of the most remarkable developments in the management of coronary heart disease has been the understanding and recognition that high blood cholesterol level is indeed the primary culprit in predisposing people to this dreaded disease.

Health 05 Dec 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

Revealing Camelot

The CAMELOT (Comparison of Amlodipine vs Enalapril to Limit Occurrences of Thrombosis) trial shows amlodipine besylate significantly reduces major cardiovasular events in patients with coronary heart disease.

Health 23 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Heart-friendly HDL

The fight against cholesterol now has an added dimension #8211; medications that can also raise the #8216;good#8217; cholesterol.

Lifestyle 02 Mar 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Cut salt in food, US consumer group demands

The latest buzz on the health (and fitness) front.

AseanPlus News 24 Mar 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Crestor still the doctors’ choice

DOCTORS are advising their patients not to stop taking Crestor, after a report on Monday sparked worries about potential side effects of the cholesterol-lowering drug.

Health 10 Apr 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

What’s new for cholesterol?

It is a disheartening situation for physicians and cardiologists in Malaysia and all over the world. Among patients who need cholesterol-lowering treatment, only half are being treated for it. Of those, less than half are achieving the target levels set out in treatment guidelines.

Health 17 Apr 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Do we need dietary supplements?

Dietary supplements can be defined as products that are used to improve a person's health. This can include vitamins, herbs, minerals and any botanical products.

Health 24 Apr 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Study misses fish factor

By Rajen M