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What is sticky cholesterol and what does it do to your heart? Can statins help?

December 21, 2022 3:49 pm

‘It is lipoprotein (a) and is formed in the liver with protein and fat molecules attached to it. It carries cholesterol through the blood and works through LDL. That’s why it’s a risk marker for CVD,’ says Dr Balbir Singh, Chairman, Cardiac Sciences, Cardiology, Cardiac, Electrophysiology-Pacemaker, Max Hospital

Winter foods you mustn't eat to control your cholesterol levels

December 12, 2022 1:07 pm

From added sugars to fried food -- find out what you need to take out from your diet

Is your HDL (good cholesterol) an indicator of heart disease risk? Why Indians need to worry about LDL (bad cholesterol) more

November 30, 2022 12:23 pm

We have lower HDL levels as compared to the Western population. So, we should focus on lowering LDL and triglycerides, say experts

Can consuming 2 tablespoons of honey lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels?

November 22, 2022 9:01 am

Researchers from the University of Toronto have discovered that honey improves multiple key measures of cardiometabolic health - especially if the honey is raw and from a single floral source

US scientists find new oral drug for lowering cholesterol

November 19, 2022 11:45 am

The research, published in the journal Cell Reports, represents a previously unrecognised strategy for managing cholesterol and may also impact cancer treatments

What works better to lower cholesterol, statins or dietary supplements?

November 12, 2022 9:08 pm

As LDL cholesterol is produced inside the liver, diet plays a small role. If your LDL level is 140, it may come down to 125 with lifestyle changes. But if you give statins, it switches off the production of LDL, and bang, your reading will come down to 80, says Dr V Mohan, chairman of Dr Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre

What should be the ideal blood pressure reading for men, according to their age?

October 26, 2022 3:44 pm

High blood pressure (or hypertension) is strongly associated with unhealthy lifestyle choices like smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, being overweight, and insufficient exercise

If my cholesterol is less than 200mg/dl, within normal limits, should I worry about heart disease?

September 21, 2022 7:54 am

Watch out for levels of LDL or bad cholesterol and triglycerides, the real culprits. Indians should ideally keep their LDL levels less than 50 mg/dL. Heart disease among Indians is compounded by additional risk factors like family history, smoking, stress and diabetes, says Dr Balbir Singh, Chairman, Cardiac Sciences, Max Hospital, Saket

Can this readily-available vegetable help lower blood sugar level?

September 01, 2022 2:00 pm

It can be used in salads, vegetables, sandwiches, soups, and stews, etc, Dr Archana Batra, nutritionist, and certified diabetes educator told

When should cholesterol lowering drug Statin be ideally used to prevent a heart attack?

August 30, 2022 6:21 am

Do not get confused by conservative US guidelines. There is no India-specific risk assessment data based on clinical trials. So we tend to rely on the US template. Our risk factors are heightened. For example, so many Indians are pre-diabetic and exhibit all the triggers of LDLs and hypertension. Diet, exercise and smoking cessation should be the approach to reduce the risk, says cardiologist and President, PHFI, Prof K. Srinath Reddy.