College is a fun time for young adults, but it can also become an unhealthy time.
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.
Governments in countries such as Mexico and the United Kingdom have responded to the over-consumption of refined sugar with a “sugar tax;” Canada lags behind.
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Current cholesterol tests in the UK are outdated and are putting lives at risk.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.
The evidence shows that both low and high fat diets can reduce your risks of cardiovascular disease – if they are plant-based.
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.
Some research studies have found light to moderate drinking to be protective of heart health; others have found long term drinking to be damaging.
(AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Is a glass or two of red wine good for your heart? What about your cholesterol and blood pressure? Our experts explain the controversies.
An extra 3.6 years in a classroom can reduce your heart disease risk by a third.
A new study has established a cause and effect relationship between years of education and heart disease.
Digitized strand of DNA.
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.
The benefits of healthy older people taking statins to prevent heart disease and stroke needs to be balanced with the risk of side effects.
An Australian trial will give us a clearer picture of whether healthy old people benefit from taking statins to prevent heart disease and stroke.
A controversial editorial has questioned whether saturated fats really clog up your arteries and put you at risk of heart disease. But can it really overturn decades of research?
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.
Boost your intake of foods containing vitamin A and E.
You can't change your genes but there are some food and lifestyle factors you can target to lower your risk.
We could be doing much more to prevent heart attacks.
Fewer than half of Australians who have had a heart attack take blood pressure and cholesterol-lowering drugs to prevent them having another one.
Superfood or superhype?
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 is widely prescribed for cholesterol, but incorrect negative reports have seen its use decline slightly in Australia.
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.
Trans fats increase the shelf life of bakery goods and fast foods.
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.
Half a million fewer statins were dispensed to patients in the eight months following the Catalyst broadcasts.
In October 2013, Catalyst broadcast a segment highly critical of statins, a class of drug used for lowering cholesterol.
The average 80-gram hot cross bun contains 1,070 kilojoules.
Australians love Easter but it seems we love Easter eggs more, spending more than A$185 million on chocolate over the holiday break.
Low-density lipoprotein (LDL), also known as bad cholesterol, is the main factor in cancer’s ability to spread throughout…
A public health own goal.
Cholesterol pills by Shutterstock
What we know about statins comes almost entirely from commercial interests. So what we take for knowledge about their harms and benefits is actually information designed to optimise the drug makers’ responsibility…