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Business 31 Mar 2014 | 6:47 AM Premium

Alternative treatment for cholesterol shows promise

WASHINGTON: An experimental treatment has shown promise in lowering bad cholesterol, offering hope for people at risk of heart disease but who cannot tolerate drugs known as statins, researchers said Sunday.

Business 12 Feb 2014 | 9:04 AM Premium

UK cost agency urges far wider use of statin drugs

LONDON: Doctors should use cholesterol-lowering statin drugs much more widely to prevent heart attacks and strokes, according to Britain's healthcare cost-effectiveness watchdog.

Business 25 Apr 2013 | 9:06 AM Premium

Another factor causing heart attacks?

NEW YORK: Thousands of heart attack victims every year have none of the notorious risk factors before their crisis - not high cholesterol, not unhealthy triglycerides.

Business 25 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM Premium

Is there another factor other than cholesterol and triglycerides causing heart attacks?

NEW YORK: Thousands of heart attack victims every year have none of the notorious risk factors before their crisis - not high cholesterol, not unhealthy triglycerides

Business 26 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM Premium

More proof Mediterranean diet can ward off heart disease

A Mediterranean diet high in olive oil, nuts, fish and fresh fruits and vegetables may help prevent heart disease and strokes, according to a large study from Spain.

Business 07 Nov 2011 | 12:00 AM Premium

Lipitor prepares for fadeout after US$130bil sales

NEW YORK (Reuters) - It may take a breakthrough treatment for Alzheimer's disease to match the $130 billion lifetime sales record of Pfizer's Lipitor, the cholesterol fighter that wrote its own chapter in pharmaceutical history.

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.

Business 18 Sep 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

Innovation unravelled

Dr Lim Ewe Ghee feels the principles underlying the NEM should continue to be applauded.

Business 16 Nov 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

Study raises new questions about Merck pill Zetia

ORLANDO, Florida (AP): A new study raises fresh concerns about Zetia and its cousin, Vytorin - drugs that are still taken by millions of people to lower cholesterol, despite questions raised last year about how well they work.