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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    US heart doctors urge wider use of anti-cholesterol drug to reduce risks

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 08:42pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters Rather than using anti-cholesterol drugs for those in greatest danger, they should be taken widely to lower heart attack risk, US medics say Doctors shift tack on heart health ... that could double the number of patients taking the cholesterol-lowering drugs. The new approach, presented on Tuesday by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association (AHA), ...

  2. Lifestyle - Health - HEART DISEASE

    Overlooked 'ugly' cholesterol a big killer

    Posted Jan 22nd 2013, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Cholesterol: the good,the bad and the ugly We know that high cholesterol is life threatening, but do you know which type is the most frequent killer? ... in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Cholesterol is divided into "good" HDL (high-density lipoprotein) cholesterol, "bad" LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol ...

  3. Lifestyle - Health - QUIZ

    Quiz: cholesterol

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Canadian scientists have discovered the cause of high cholesterol: a protein called resistin that's secreted by fat tissue. This finding could lead to improved prevention and treatment of heart disease, since high blood cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. The researchers, who presented their findings ...

  4. Lifestyle - Health

    Hongkongers' love affair with fried food spikes cholesterol levels, says survey

    Posted Oct 17th 2012, 09:02am by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo A survey of Hongkongers’ eating habits has shown that 83 per cent of respondents frequently eat high-cholesterol food, consuming cholesterol amounts way over health ... or stir-fried rice noodles with beef – contains between 300 to 500 milligrams of cholesterol – more than the 300 milligrams recommended by the World Health Organisation for an entire day. Statistics ...

  5. Here's a cholesterol-free treat that really is all that it's cracked up to be

    Posted Nov 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com If you like eggs but don't want extra cholesterol, this dish by The English-Speaking Dining Society of the Chinese Cuisine Training Institute is for you. One large egg (50 grams) has about 185 milligrams of cholesterol, all of which found in the yolk, according to the US Department of Agriculture. That's more than half the recommended ...

  6. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Study draws link between statins and survival rates in cancer fight

    Posted Dec 09th 2012, 12:00am by ERNIE YAP

    ... Ernie Yap Patients who took cholesterol-lowering medicine before they were diagnosed had lower risk of dying from the disease Study draws link between statins and cancer fight Does taking cholesterol-lowering medication help fight cancer? A controversial new study has drawn such a tantalising link. The New England Journal of Medicine recently reported a large study of 295,925 patients showed ...

  7. Keeping cholesterol in check

    Posted Oct 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Wynnie Chan

    ... Wynnie Chan Janet asks: I've heard that eating oatmeal can reduce cholesterol levels. How does it do that and why is cholesterol bad for you? Wynnie says: We often hear that having too much cholesterol can lead to heart disease. So you may think all cholesterol is bad for you. But is that right? Cholesterol is needed to make cell membranes, bile salts, hormones ...

  8. The day I learned that cholesterol was my enemy

    Posted Jan 17th 2010, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... with a bit of effort. The event, which highlighted the need for regular check-ups, was an attempt to set a Guinness World Record for the most diabetes and cholesterol readings in a 24-hour period. Not only did they break the record- they checked 747 people beating the Philippines' record of 580- but they showed how important diabetes and cholesterol check-ups were for a full and healthy ...

  9. What's up with cholesterol?

    Posted Mar 01st 2009, 12:00am by Wynnie Chan

    ... Wynnie Chan Siu-wing asks: I've heard there are good and bad types of cholesterol- what effect does each type have on our health? Wynnie says: Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that is found in some types of foods and also made by your body. We need some cholesterol to make vitamin D (needed to build strong bones), bile (a chemical needed to break down and absorb ...

  10. Andy Lau has 'cholesterol problem'

    Posted Nov 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tak-wah. Lau (below), who is known to be a strict dieter and has had a slender physique for years, revealed this week that he has a 'high cholesterol problem'. 'It is a genetic problem. My family has a history of high cholesterol, so there is nothing I can really do to avoid it.' Lau, 48, who has starred in 20 films over the past five years, performed numerous ...




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