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KUALA LUMPUR: Prominent cardiologist Datuk Dr Khoo Kah Lin, who has given 40 years to cholesterol research, said that when he reflects back on his life, he thinks of Dorothy in the fantasy adventure, The Wizard of Oz.
CHOLESTEROL is a soft, waxy substance found in your bloodstream and all cells in your body. Some cholesterol is made in the liver and some ingested. Cholesterol is often linked to bad health effects such as heart attack and stroke.
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Cholesterol is making inroads in kindergartens on piles of pizza and burgers, and children as young as 10 are taking statin drugs along with their vitamins to stay healthy.
KUALA LUMPUR: Debunking the belief that statins have no effect on cardiovascular disease, a senior consultant cardiologist has advised those with high cholesterol and coronary heart disease to take the drug to lower blood cholesterol.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Researchers aiming to establish whether high cholesterol raises the risk of stroke said on Thursday they were baffled by findings indicating lower cholesterol levels were not linked to reduced stroke deaths.
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.
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.