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Nation 19 May 2019 | 12:00 AM Premium

Cholesterol facts

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.

Nation 04 Aug 2017 | 12:00 AM Premium

IJN: Cholesterol management lowers heart attack risk

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.

Others 13 Mar 2017 | 11:00 PM Premium

Heart failure patients may benefit from fish oil

NEW YORK: A new American Heart Association report says people with heart failure may live longer by taking omega-3 fish oil supplements because they seem to reduce the heart disease death rate by almost 10 percent.

Nation 29 Nov 2013 | 10:48 AM Premium

Study: Some breast cancers linked to cholesterol byproduct

WASHINGTON: A byproduct of cholesterol may function like the hormone estrogen and fuel the growth of breast cancer in mice and, perhaps, in humans, according to a US study.

Nation 18 Jul 2013 | 10:15 AM Premium

Great strides in Malaysia's healthcare system

KUALA LUMPUR: Doctors should be rewarded for promoting good health and keeping people out of hospital, in addition to treating those who are already sick.

World 10 Jan 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

Use of statins linked to more diabetes in women

Cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins may be linked to an increased risk of diabetes in middle-aged and older women, according to a U.S. study - but researchers said the benefits of the drugs still make them valuable for people at risk.

Nation 23 Oct 2011 | 12:00 AM Premium

A strain on the pocket

Healthcare cost is expected to escalate in line with the rising cost of living and the Health Ministry is taking steps to raise public awareness on non-communicable diseases.

World 13 Sep 2011 | 12:00 AM Premium

Impotence may point to heart problems

NEW YORK, Sept 13 (Reuters) - Failing erections may be a harbinger of heart disease in some men, according to a review of a number of studies - but heart-healthy lifestyle changes or cholesterol-lowering drugs could have a positive impact on men's sexual health.