If your doctor has told you to take statins to lower your cholesterol to prevent a heart attack, you may feel like you have no choice.
And, if you keep abreast of health news, you'll have read that statins increase your risk of getting cancer. But how real is this really - and why?
Read below what actually happens to your body when you take statins. Also discover some alternatives to statin... ››› more
A new study out of Canada found that if you make just one tiny change to what you eat for breakfast each morning, you could slash your LDL cholesterol by as much as 23%.
Not only this, the researchers also found that this one ingredient also reduces non-HDL cholesterol and apolipoprotein B (apoB).
This is big news because for every 1% drop in serum cholesterol, there's a 2% reduction in hea... ››› more
Hydrochlorothiazide is a drug prescribed for blood pressure, diabetes, water retention and osteoporosis. Some of it's common names include HydroDIURIL, Microzide, Esidrix, Oretic, Amturnide, Tekturna HCT, Moduretic, Tribenzor, Exforge HCT, Lotensin HCT and Ziac.
Find out more... Study shows hydrochlorothiazide can increase the risk of skin cancer
From 2004 to 2015 Danish researchers looked a... ››› more
Tomorrow is not promised to anyone, so the best thing you can do for yourself and your loved ones is to prepare for emergency situations.
There are a number of courses you can take... Like learning to survive a hijacking for instance, first-aid courses, guidelines for surving a plane crash, etc.
These are all very handy. And, to add to this important knowledge, there are four life-saving na... ››› more
When it comes to your heart health, you know that high blood pressure and cholesterol play a big role.
But what about elevated triglycerides?
These are often overlooked, but high triglyceride levels are as dangerous as having high levels of LDL cholesterol (the bad cholesterol).
Studies show high triglyceride levels block blood flow to the heart and brain, which can cause a heart attack o... ››› more
So, you've been told how dangerous high cholesterol levels are. And, you know that fatty and fried foods are a big culprit for this silent killer.
Read on below for another four causes of high cholesterol, you least expected... The lesser known but REAL culprits that cause high cholesterol
1. Too much exercise
While inactivity is a well-known cause of high cholesterol, exercising too muc... ››› more
You've heard the saying, 'Stress kills,' right? But when you're in the thick of things, it's hard to separate stressing from living.
That's because stress is a normal part of life in today's 'rat race'...
Stress can be brought on from physical causes, like lack of sleep or an illness. Emotional stress - or worrying - is another source. And then there's the everyday pressures, like being caug... ››› more
Did you know that you're four times more likely to die post heart attack if you're depressed?
According to research, up to one in five people with cardiovascular disease will develop depression, and people who suffer from depression are about 65% more likely to develop cardiovascular disease.
So which condition comes first - cardiovascular disease or depression? Keep reading to understand t... ››› more
Fainting is a symptom that can indicate a number of potential health problems, so it's often tough for doctors to determine just what caused a first fainting episode.
According to a large Danish study that looked at a nationwide picture of how one-time fainters fared over several years, these people were 74% more likely to eventually be admitted to hospital for heart attack or stroke and five t... ››› more
Aged garlic extract is well-known for its benefits for the heart health, blood pressure, cholesterol and the immune system. It's also been shown to have benefits for skin and hair.
As it turns out, this common supplement can also help prevent the progression of cardiovascular disease by reversing the build-up of deadly plaque in the arteries, according to a new study.
The study, conducted b... ››› more
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