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Fitness 19 Aug 2008 | 12:00 AM Premium

Cholesterol buster

The latest findings show that the humble red yeast rice extract can effectively lower blood cholesterol.

World 11 Jan 2008 | 12:00 AM Premium

UK team finds new genetic link to high cholesterol

LONDON (Reuters) - A British team has found a new genetic link with high cholesterol and said the finding could lead to better screening and new drugs for the condition, which raises the risk of heart disease.

World 17 Apr 2008 | 12:00 AM Premium

Mid-life high cholesterol raises Alzheimer's risk

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - High cholesterol levels in your 40s may raise the chance of developing Alzheimer's disease decades later, according to a study underscoring the importance of health factors in middle age on risk for the brain ailment.

World 01 Jul 2008 | 12:00 AM Premium

'Good' cholesterol may protect memory, study finds

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Middle-aged people with low levels of so-called good cholesterol may be at higher risk for memory decline that could foreshadow Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia, European researchers said on Monday.

World 12 Apr 2006 | 12:00 AM Premium

High cholesterol linked to prostate cancer risk

LONDON (Reuters) - Men with high cholesterol levels, particularly if they were detected before the age of 50, may have an increased risk of developing prostate cancer, Italian scientists said on Wednesday.

Business 18 Nov 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

New drug claims steep drop in bad cholesterol; boosts good cholestrol

CHICAGO: An experimental drug boosted good cholesterol so high and dropped bad cholesterol so low in a study that doctors were stunned and voiced renewed hopes for an entirely new way of preventing heart attacks and strokes.

World 21 Jan 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

One-fifth of U.S. teens have unhealthy cholesterol

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One in five American teens has unhealthy cholesterol levels, a major risk factor for heart disease in adults, the U.S. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday.

World 22 Jan 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

One-fifth of US teens have unhealthy cholesterol

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One in five American teens has unhealthy cholesterol levels, a major risk factor for heart disease in adults, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday.

Health 13 Jan 2015 | 12:00 AM Premium

Does an avocado a day lower bad cholesterol?

Eating a heart-healthy diet that includes avocados may lower so-called bad cholesterol among otherwise healthy overweight and obese people, according to a new study.

Nation 25 Mar 2017 | 12:00 AM Premium

Free cholesterol checks at fair

PETALING JAYA: One in two Malaysians has high cholesterol but is unaware that the condition is a risk factors for heart disease, the leading cause of death in the country.