Tag Archives: Cholesterol

High bad cholesterol increases risk of death even for healthy people

People who are young and healthy may still be vulnerable to the risk of premature death from cardiovascular disease if they have higher levels of bad cholesterol, according to a new research. Bad cholesterol, or LDL, contributes to clogged arteries which increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. The findings showed that compared with participants who had LDL readings of under 100 mg/dL, ... Read More »

If you have high cholesterol levels avoid these foods full of trans fats

Fat is an important part of any balanced diet but the type of fat you eat matters the most particularly when it comes to cholesterol levels, so make sure you are avoiding the ones that cause health problems. Manoj Acharya, food consultant at Zappfresh and Mehar Rajput, nutritionist and dietician at Fitpass tells us about the foods that are full ... Read More »

Good cholesterol may up gastro, pneumonia risk

While bad cholesterol has been blamed for increasing risk of heart disease, variations in the good cholesterol levels may also lead to infectious diseases such as gastroenteritis or pneumonia, according to a study. Individuals with very low high-density lipoproteins (HDL) cholesterol had a 75 per cent higher risk of infectious disease, whereas the risk was 43 per cent higher in ... Read More »

Do you suffer from high cholesterol? Ditch meat and give vegan diet a shot

Vegan diets are controversial. While some research has suggested that it can lower risk of diabetes and cancer, some studies have also proved that it may affect your immunity levels. Now, it has emerged that plant-based vegetarian diets, especially vegan diets, can significantly help lower the levels of cholesterol – known to increase the risk of heart disease and stroke. The findings ... Read More »

Scientists Find ‘Good’ Cholesterol Can Sometimes Be Bad

                  Image via iStock So-called “good” cholesterol may actually increase heart attack risks in some people, researchers said on Thursday, a discovery that casts fresh doubt on drugs designed to raise it. High density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol is generally associated with reduced heart risks, since it usually offsets the artery-clogging effects of ... Read More »