cholesterol - updates

Rappler's latest stories on cholesterol


Early cholesterol treatment lowers heart disease risk – study

Dec 04, 2019 - 10:40 AM

The study in the medical journal 'The Lancet' says, the link between cholesterol levels and ill health 'may be particularly important in people under 45 years'

VAT-free starting 2019: Medicines for diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension

Dec 27, 2018 - 10:15 PM

The tax exemption is part of the tax reform law signed in December 2017

TAX-FREE. Medicines prescribed for diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol will be exempt from value-added tax starting 2019. Image from Shutterstock.

‘Fitspirations’ battle it out at Golden Fiesta’s Heart Healthy Camp

Dec 01, 2017 - 5:23 PM

The star-studded teams were led by power couple Solenn Heusaff and Nico Bolzico, taking their playful ‘hubby vs. wifezilla’ feud to the next level

Lack of sleep boosts chance of death by heart failure

May 25, 2017 - 1:05 PM

If you have several heart disease risk factors taking care of your sleep is important if you want to lower your risk of death from heart disease or stroke

#PugadBaboy: Hunger-induced Depression

Jan 27, 2017 - 11:55 AM

Genetic causes for high cholesterol are rare – study

Apr 04, 2016 - 8:15 PM

A lot of other causes can lead to high bad cholesterol such as poor diet and lack of exercise

NEWARK, NJ - AUGUST 13: A mans finger is pricked to test his cholesterol at the City of Newark's free homeless health fair at the Department of Child and Family Well-Being on August 13, 2009 in Newark, New Jersey. The Department of Child and Family Well-Being in partnership with other health organizations gave free medical examinations to the homeless including screening for high blood pressure, cancer, and diabetes. Rick Gershon/Getty Images/AFP

Cholesterol-lowering drugs help average-risk people too – study

Apr 03, 2016 - 12:14 AM

The trials for this study are the first of their kind to examine the impact of using statins in a large globally diverse population

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Get up, stand up: stand up for your waist!

Jul 31, 2015 - 10:41 AM

Studies find that a just a few hours of standing instead of sitting results in lower blood sugar levels and even a smaller waist

STAND UP. Research finds that standing, instead of sitting, for a few hours a day results in a smaller waist

Instant noodles carry health risks for women

Aug 22, 2014 - 11:35 AM

Researchers at Harvard University found that there was a 68 higher risk of metabolic syndrome among women but not men who ate instant noodles more than twice per week

INSTANT NOODLES. Employees work on the production line of instant noodles in a food manufacturing facility in Wuhan, Hubei province, central China, 14 May 2013. Shepherd Zhou/EPA

Cholesterol drugs aid erectile function: study

Mar 29, 2014 - 10:13 PM

Men with erectile dysfunction may see improvements in their sexual ability while taking cholesterol lowering drugs according to a new study

NEW AID. Men with erectile dysfunction may see improvements in their sexual ability while taking cholesterol-lowering drugs, according to a new study. Graphic by Raffy De Guzman/Rappler

Cholesterol drug may help multiple sclerosis sufferers –report

Mar 19, 2014 - 4:04 PM

The drug simvastatin may slow the progression of multiple sclerosis according to a new study

Eat camote, keep your heart healthy

Mar 30, 2012 - 11:34 AM

A recent study finds that eating root crops can help keep your cholesterol levels down

GOOD OLD CAMOTE. Affordable and good for your heart! Photo from Wikipedia