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Drinking a pint of beer every day keeps up levels of ‘good’ cholesterol image

NEWSDrinking a pint of beer every day keeps up levels of ‘good’ cholesterol

November 16th 2016

... day helps slow the decline of levels of HDL (high-density lipoprotein)—the ‘good’ cholesterol—as we get older, a new study claims. It’s a Goldilocks amount: abstain or drink more...

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NEWSSugar industry paid researchers to say fats caused heart disease

September 19th 2016

For nearly 50 years, saturated fats were seen as the main culprits in causing heart disease, and a d...

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NEWSPeople with high levels of ‘good’ HDL cholesterol dying prematurely

August 15th 2016

People with high levels of the ‘good’ HDL cholesterol are more likely to die prematurely—so overturning a long-held theory that it improves ...

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NEWSThere’s a link between gum disease and stroke—especially among the elderly

August 2nd 2016 in Diabetes

There’s a link between gum disease and an inflammatory condition in the brain—elderly people wit...

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NEWSBroccoli could fight eyesight loss in the elderly

July 11th 2016 in Ageing health

Broccoli is already being tested as a cancer fighter—and now researchers think it could also comba...

Careful with those statins—‘bad’ cholesterol helps us live longer image

NEWSCareful with those statins—‘bad’ cholesterol helps us live longer

June 13th 2016

As we’ve been saying for many years, ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol—targeted by statin drugs—is good for you as you get older. In fact, higher levels he...

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NEWSDiet drinks can make you fat

May 31st 2016 in Diabetes

Diet drinks and foods can have the reverse effect—and make someone put on extra weight. Aspartame,...

An apple a day keeps a fatal heart attack away (and works as well as a statin) image

NEWSAn apple a day keeps a fatal heart attack away (and works as well as a statin)

April 11th 2016 in Heart Health

...atal heart attack by 60 per cent. It could even be as good as a statin drug for reducing cholesterol levels and an antihypertensive for bringing down your blood pressure.

It’s not in the head—statins really do cause bad muscle pain image

NEWSIt’s not in the head—statins really do cause bad muscle pain

April 6th 2016 in Drugs

They’ve often been dismissed as imagining it—but people taking cholesterol-lowering statins really are experiencing bad muscle pains and weakness, an independent s...

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NEWSCholesterol theory discredited by drugs trial failure

April 4th 2016

For years, medicine has told us that we need to raise our ‘good’ HDL cholesterol, while reducing ‘bad’ LDL levels, to avoid heart disease—a theory that gave birth ...

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FEATUREAvoiding serious drug interactions

June 2012 (Vol. 23 Issue 3) in Diabetes, Drugs

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FEATUREAlcohol: friend or foe

June 2012 (Vol. 23 Issue 3) in Diabetes

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FEATURELet's hear it for the grapevine

April 2012 (Vol. 23 Issue 1) in Diabetes, Diseases, Heart Health

Grape seeds may be a waste product to the wine and grape juice industry, but they've been pounced on...

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FEATUREMango magic?

March 2012 (Vol. 22 Issue 12) in Diabetes

African mango is the latest weight-loss wonder pill to hit the healthfood-store shelves

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FEATUREAngina treatment without drugs

February 2012 (Vol. 22 Issue 11) in Drugs, Heart Health

If you suffer from angina-in other words, chest pain due to a lack of oxygen to the heart-there's a ...

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FEATUREThe seaweed solution

February 2012 (Vol. 22 Issue 11) in Diabetes, Diseases, Drugs, Heart Health

The Wikipedia entry for Ecklonia cava (EC) is barely three lines long

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FEATUREMighty mushrooms

February 2012 (Vol. 22 Issue 11) in Diabetes, Drugs

The West is finally catching on to what the East has known for centuries: that mushrooms are potent ...

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FEATUREWinter blues and vitamin D

January 2012 (Vol. 22 Issue 10) in Drugs

For many, winter brings 'seasonal affec-tive disorder' (SAD), which is a form of depression

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FEATUREKrill oil: more bounty from the sea

October 2011 (Vol. 22 Issue 7)

Krill oil is the fastest growing product in the omega-3 market, with reported sales of over $100 mil...

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FEATUREFunctional flavourings

October 2011 (Vol. 22 Issue 7) in Diabetes, Diseases

The herbs and spices we have in our kitchen cupboards may hold the key to good health, according to ...

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