Looking after animals and saving the planet sounds like a good idea. But getting there is not as simple as a some people seem to imagine.
A new study has found too few Indigenous people are getting health checks, despite their elevated risk of heart problems.
A new study has assessed the links between cholesterol and cognitive function.
College students may think they are living a fit life, but a recent study adds to growing research that suggests that many students are developing risk factors for heart disease.
Too much refined sugar in your diet is not just a risk factor for obesity and diabetes, it also increases your chances of heart disease.
Current cholesterol tests in the UK are outdated and are putting lives at risk.
Studies show that cinnamon can lower blood lipids in people with diabetes or metabolic syndrome.
From donuts to avocados, food impacts your heart health. Here we delve into the science of how to eat -- to reduce your chances of cardiovascular disease.
Is a glass or two of red wine good for your heart? What about your cholesterol and blood pressure? Our experts explain the controversies.
A new study has established a cause and effect relationship between years of education and heart disease.
Genetic testing is revealing important information about disease risks, and consumers can now pay for a test to know their risk. They might be better off if their doctors considered these risks, too.
An Australian trial will give us a clearer picture of whether healthy old people benefit from taking statins to prevent heart disease and stroke.
We need to eat a healthy diet, do some exercise and avoid stress rather than blame saturated fat for heart disease, says a recent editorial. But does the evidence stack up?
Rare diseases are yielding secrets about very common conditions.
You can't change your genes but there are some food and lifestyle factors you can target to lower your risk.
Fewer than half of Australians who have had a heart attack take blood pressure and cholesterol-lowering drugs to prevent them having another one.
A study claims that getting 15% of your calorie intake from walnuts can help lower LDL ('bad') cholesterol – an expert takes a closer look at the results.
Lipitor was approved by the government in 1997, and while under patent protection it was the highest-selling drug of all time with worldwide sales of more than US$12 billion a year.
When you buy commercially baked goods such as pies, pastries, cakes and biscuits, there's a good likelihood they'll contain one of the nastier types of fatty acids: trans fats.
In October 2013, Catalyst broadcast a segment highly critical of statins, a class of drug used for lowering cholesterol.