Drinking buttermilk can help improves heart health

A new study shows that consumption of buttermilk and other fermented dairy drinks could help improve heart health and lower risks of having a heart attack

Drinking buttermilk can help improves heart healthHere’s another reason to love buttermilk even more. A new study suggests that the fermented dairy drink could actually help improve heart health. The findings, published in the journal Gut, showed that buttermilk, as well as other fermented dairy products, contain molecules that could help lower the production of cholesterol and other harmful blood lipids […]

Want to lose weight? Switching to ‘this’ cooking oil help

Diet plays an important role in the life of people trying to shed some fat. Monitoring your food, from the amounts you take to their nutritional value, can help manage weight

Want to lose weight? Switching to ‘this’ cooking oil helpHow you prepare your meals could also affect your weight. Everything starts from cooking and there are certain ingredients known for helping speed up the fat-burning process. One is coconut oil. It supports the process to burn belly fat, which speeds up the weight loss process, Daily Express reported. Abdominal fat is the type of […]

Want to lower your cholesterol levels? Follow these simple health tips

Checking on your cholesterol levels is also like having a lifestyle check. Diet modifications and exercise are significant to lowering bad cholesterols and increasing the good ones, thereby optimising heart health

Want to lower your cholesterol levels? Follow these simple health tipsTry these strategies to keep your cholesterol in healthy levels. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables Fruits and vegetable are rich in vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, vitamin E, folate and selenium. There is one study that analysed the diets of more than 4,000 people and revealed increased fruits and vegetable intake among […]

Dangerous blood clots may be the latest risk from ‘bad’ cholesterol, suggest study

LDL cholesterol, the so-called ‘bad’ cholesterol, is known to narrow arteries, which can lead to heart attacks and strokes. It’s also now suspected of contributing to venous thromboembolism, finds new research

Dangerous blood clots may be the latest risk from ‘bad’ cholesterol, suggest studyThe preliminary study, presented Tuesday at the American Heart Association’s Vascular Discovery Scientific Sessions, looked at genes and proteins that might influence venous thromboembolism, or VTE, a condition that causes potentially dangerous blood clots to form in the legs or arms that can break free and travel to the lungs. Researchers studied DNA from people […]

Very low levels of cholesterol might increase the risk of haemorrhagic stroke

Current guidelines recommend lowering cholesterol for heart disease risk reduction. New findings indicate that if cholesterol dips too low, it may boost the risk of haemorrhagic stroke, according to researchers

Very low levels of cholesterol might increase the risk of haemorrhagic strokeOver a period of nine years, a Penn State-led study examined the relationship between low-density lipoprotein cholesterol – LDL, commonly known as ‘bad’ cholesterol – and haemorrhagic stroke. This type of stroke occurs when a blood vessel bursts in the brain. The researchers found that participants with LDL cholesterol levels below 70 mg/dL had a […]

3 diet changes to help lower cholesterol levels

Lifestyle changes can help reduce cholesterol, keep you off cholesterol-lowering medications or enhance the effect of your medications. Here are three lifestyle changes to get you started

3 diet changes to help lower cholesterol levelsBy lowering your blood LDL (‘bad’) cholesterol level, even if it is normal, you help reduce your chances of having a heart attack. It’s especially important if the LDL level is above 130 milligrams per decilitre. For every 10% drop in your cholesterol level, your heart attack risk potentially falls by 20% to 30%. There […]

Low levels of ‘bad cholesterol,’ may actually increase stroke risk in women

A recent study warns that women with low levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, sometimes called ‘bad cholesterol,’ may face an increased risk of bleeding stroke

Low levels of ‘bad cholesterol,’ may actually increase stroke risk in womenNew research from the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, has found that women with LDL levels below 100 mg/dl may actually be more at risk of haemorrhagic (bleeding) stroke. This type of stroke, though less common than an ischemic stroke, is harder to treat and thus more dangerous to […]

Substituting healthy plant proteins for red meat lowers risk of heart disease, finds study

Diets that replaced red meat with healthy plant proteins led to decreases in risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Purdue University

Substituting healthy plant proteins for red meat lowers risk of heart disease, finds studyThe study is the first meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials examining the health effects of red meat by substituting it for other specific types of foods. The study was published in the journal Circulation. “Previous findings from randomised controlled trials evaluating the effects of red meat on cardiovascular disease risk factors have been inconsistent. But […]

Decrease your cholesterol to reduce your risk of heart disease 

Raised total cholesterol is a major cause of disease burden in both the developed and developing countries as a risk factor for ischemic heart disease and stroke

Decrease your cholesterol to reduce your risk of heart disease Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that’s found in all cells of the body, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. It comes from the food you eat, but what happens if you consume too much? Well, it will build up in the bloodstream, which results in clogged arteries. High cholesterol is a […]

4 steps to eat your way to lower cholesterol

Although diet can be a simple and powerful way to improve cholesterol levels, it plays a bigger role for some people than for others. Don't be discouraged if you have followed a diet but not reached your goal blood level

4 steps to eat your way to lower cholesterolMany people can reduce cholesterol levels simply by changing what they eat. For example, if you are a fan of cheeseburgers, eating less meat (and leaner cuts) and more vegetables, fruits, and whole grains can lower your total cholesterol by 25% or more. Cutting back on saturated fat (found in meat and dairy products) and […]