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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Heart disease patients at greater risk of bowel cancer, say experts

    Posted Feb 21st 2013, 10:08pm by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei Heart disease patients should get tested for bowel cancer as they have a higher risk of contracting the disease, said medical researchers on Thursday. Among those who have coronary heart disease or are at risk of having coronary heart disease, 40 per cent have pre-cancerous bowel tumours, a study by the Chinese University found. “Coronary heart disease and bowel cancer, ...

  2. Lifestyle - Health - HEART DISEASE

    Overlooked 'ugly' cholesterol a big killer

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

    ... Well, there's the good, the bad, and the plain ugly- the latter raising the risk of ischaemic heart disease by three times. This is the finding of a new study of 73,000 Danes published ... cholesterol is the result of high blood levels of normal fat [triglycerides]. The most important cause of high ugly cholesterol is obesity," says Nordestgaard. Most ischaemic heart disease ...

  3. Lifestyle - Health

    The deadly truth about red meat

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 12:00am by BALVINDER SANDHU

    ... of dying from heart disease or cancer. But is it as bad as it's made out to be? Earlier this year, a study by the Harvard School of Public Health that tracked more than 121,000 people for up ... indirectly, it may increase coronary heart disease, meaning blockage in the heart vessels," says Lee. "It could also block off the artery going to the brain, which could cause a stroke. ...

  4. Fatty foods can boost our health

    Posted Feb 06th 2011, 12:00am by Wynnie Chan

    ... too much fat can lead to weight gain and increase the chance of developing heart disease, strokes and some cancers. Dietary surveys in Hong Kong, United States and Britain show that many ... they both raise 'bad' LDL cholesterol levels in the blood. High levels of 'bad' cholesterol increase our risk of heart disease and stroke. Saturated fats come mainly from animal ...

  5. Save your lids for a good cause

    Posted Aug 01st 2005, 12:00am by Judy Ngao

    ... with heart problems. From now to August 31, for every aluminium cap collected from the products, the company will donate $1.70 to the Children's Heart Foundation in celebration of its 170th anniversary. The Children's Heart Foundation is a charity devoted to supporting children suffering from congenital heart disease. It works to raise public awareness and provide financial ...

  6. Foundation brings joy and hope to young bravehearts

    Posted Dec 13th 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... to benefit 300 to 400 children with heart disease receiving treatment at the Heart Centre, Grantham Hospital. Funds required HK$660,000 ... Celine Sun Support group helps sick children develop and parents to share experiences 'You have a special heart.' That's what Cheung Man-fong tells daughter Colette Yuen ...

  7. 1 in 3 Hongkongers has indicators for heart disease

    Posted Sep 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy More than one in three adults in Hong Kong are at risk of suffering from heart disease, one of the city's major killers, taking more than 5,000 lives a year, according to a survey. The survey this month of 487 people aged 20 and older showed 37 per cent had at least three health risk factors for developing heart disease. Risk factors include high blood pressure, high ...

  8. Risk of heart disease in wives raised by smokers

    Posted Feb 07th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh Smoking husbands can increase their wives' risk of heart disease by one and a half to almost four times depending on how long and how heavily they smoke. This has emerged ... women suffering from heart disease, and 268 non-sufferers as a control group, between 2004 and last year. The study found that, on average, passive smoking in the home increased a wife's ...

  9. News - World - HEALTH

    Vegetarians a third less likely to suffer heart disease, UK study shows

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... heart risk by 32 pc' Vegetarians were 32 per cent less likely to be admitted to hospital or die from heart disease than people who ate meat and fish, scientists at Oxford University ... cent of study participants who ate meat or fish were sent to hospital or died from heart disease, compared to 4.6 per cent of vegetarians. The study, dubbed the European Prospective ...

  10. Move or lose

    Posted Feb 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of preventing heart disease because it lowered some of the risk factors associated with the illness. Called coronary risk factors by the American Heart Association, these include high blood pressure, ... shown that exercise not only raises the HDL cholesterol (the 'good' cholesterol that helps protect against heart disease), but also lowers the 'bad' cholesterol or LDL ...




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