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High cholesterol could triple risk of dementia in elderly
High cholesterol could triple the risk of an elderly person developing dementia, a study warned.
Cholesterol medication could invite diabetes, study suggests
A study of thousands of patients' health records found that those who were prescribed cholesterol-lowering statins had at least double the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
High iron levels may help lower cholesterol
People with high iron levels are not only protected against anaemia but are also less likely to have high cholesterol, according to a global study.
One-third of statin patients still have bad cholesterol levels
Many people with high cholesterol need more aggressive treatment to prevent cardiovascular disease, a new study said.
The supplement proven to lower ‘bad’ cholesterol levels
Cholesterol is a fatty substance, also referred to as a lipid, and there are two main types — LDL (bad) cholesterol and HDL (good) cholesterol. HDL stands for high-density lipoproteins and LDL stands for low-density lipoproteins. This is labelled ‘bad’ cholesterol because high levels can lead to a buildup of cholesterol in your arteries. While some cholesterol is vital for normal function of the body, having high cholesterol can narrow the arteries and lead to heart attack and stroke.
Eat baked beans to lower your cholesterol and prevent heart problems
Heart attacks are caused by a sudden interruption of the blood supply to the heart.
Anti-cholesterol drug cuts death risk
The anti-cholesterol drug Praluent (alirocumab), made by France's Sanofi Pharmaceuticals, is linked to a 15 percent lower risk of major cardiovascular events like heart attack and stroke, a study said.
High-cholesterol diet causes tumors to form 100 times faster
High-cholesterol diets send cancer cells into overdrive and cause tumors to grow 100 times faster, according to new research.
High cholesterol could make you a hundred times more likely to have a heart attack
High cholesterol is often caused by poor diet and smoking. However, it could be thanks to an inherited condition called familial hypercholesterolaemia.
Alzheimer’s, asthma, high cholesterol being weeded out by natural selection
Genes linked to Alzheimer's disease, asthma and high cholesterol are being ‘weeded out’ by natural selection, a study found.
Almonds can boost good cholesterol, lower heart disease risk
Eating almonds may help cut the risk of heart disease. A study suggested that downing a handful every day may help boost levels of (HDL) cholesterol while improving the way it removes cholesterol from the body.
Stopping cholesterol-lowering drugs may be deadly
Stopping a cholesterol-lowering drug because of a muscle ache or stomach pain can be dangerous in the long run, suggested a new study.
Cholesterol-lowering vaccine jab to stop heart attacks
Heart attacks could be prevented with a jab after promising research revealed it can help the immune system lower cholesterol.
Taking cholesterol-busting statins might not help you live longer
Statins — drugs which can reduce the risk of heart attack and death from heart disease — might not be helping adults live longer, experts have revealed.
Cholesterol-processing enzyme may prevent brain lesions
Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have found an enzyme in the brain that could reduce the formation of debilitating brain lesions in neurological diseases.

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