As many as 85% of people with familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) are thought to be undiagnosed, according to the British Heart Foundation (BHF).
The condition causes abnormally high levels of cholesterol in a person’s blood. This mean that otherwise healthy people are at a much greater risk of having a heart attack – or suffering a heart attack at a young age.
Marathon surgery can be dangerous enough without the threat of blood clots forming in the patient. To counter that, surgeons administer blood thinning drugs throughout a procedure, but knowing when to do so often requires a separate lab test, which slows down the surgery. By shining light through the patient’s blood, researchers at the University of Central Florida (UCF) have developed a new system that gives surgeons real-time feedback and alerts them at the first sign of a clot.
Fox News sifted through the science and spoke to Dr. Keri Peterson, a New York City-based internist, to get the lowdown what your past habits may mean for your future health:
There’s more evidence that occasional fasting — actually, just eating very lightly — can help people lose weight.
People who ate a special low-calorie diet five days a month not only lost weight, but lowered their cholesterol, blood pressure and body fat measurements, researchers reported Wednesday.
The university of Alabama at Birmingham researchers are trying to find out whether changing a person’s eating schedule can help them lose weight and burn fat.
For over 40 years, this industry has been trying to convince you that their lies were the truth by using industry-funded scientists to back them. Thankfully, the truth is emerging and gaining the attention of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans which for the first time ever is now recommending that you limit your daily intake, while another health organization recommends this age group limit their intake to none at all.
Researchers put forth the notion of overfat, a condition of having sufficient excess body fat to impair health. After review of current data and scientific studies they argue how, in addition to most of those who are overweight and obese, others falling into the overfat category include normal-weight people with characteristic risk factors for chronic and metabolic disease. This is the first effort to globally quantify those who are overfat versus overweight or obese.
Researchers have found promising results for treating depression with a video game interface that targets underlying cognitive issues associated with depression rather than just managing the symptoms.
This year, leave all that behind and embrace a new approach. The ‘Change your mind, change your body’ plan is not a diet-and-exercise programme. It’s a new-way-of-thinking programme.
Chef Takashi Saito of the three-Michelin-starred Sushi Saito is known as one of Tokyo’s premier sushi masters and this video gives some insight as to why.
New Yorkers brave the cold to wait in long lines for a spot at East Village’s Tim Ho Wan, the ‘world’s cheapest’ Michelin-star restaurant that opened its first U.S. location Friday.
Over the holidays, many of us will drink, stay up past bedtime, eat an extra slice of pie and sleep in.
Our perceptions of ageing may also be more convincing than reality, according to the research.
Apple cider vinegar has been touted as a cure-all for decades.
“Facebook lurking makes you miserable, says study,” BBC News reports
Starbucks wants customers to drown their end-of-year sorrows in steaming cups of liquid sugar.
CBC Health reporters and producers share their memorable stories from the past year
The national obesity rate is now 157 percent greater than it was back in 1990.
Making muscles burn more fat and less glucose can increase exercise endurance, but could simultaneously cause diabetes, says a team of scientists.
The so-called Christmas holiday effect is real.