About: cholesterol

Health 04-04-2016

Obesity on the rise, WHO targets in jeopardy

Obesity is on the rise globally and current trends suggest that health targets are in danger of not being met, according to a new study. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Agrifood 11-02-2016

Study: Consumers duped by recommended serving sizes

Trends show that consumers are relying more and more on nutritional information to inform their purchases. However, recommended serving sizes are misleading shoppers, says a new study. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Health 02-12-2015

High cholesterol wrongly blamed on unhealthy lifestyles

High cholesterol levels are often associated with unhealthy lifestyle choices. But in reality, up to 80% of hypercholesterolemia is genetically pre-determined. EURACTIV France reports
Health 23-11-2015

Survey reveals 90% of people are unaware of their cholesterol levels

More than 90% of adults surveyed are unaware of their cholesterol levels, or have never had their cholesterol levels tested, according to a multinational survey published by the European Atherosclerosis Society (EAS).
Health 27-10-2015

Research links cholesterol to tendonitis and chronic pain

Chronic pain and tendon inflammation could be directly linked to high cholesterol, according to a study by the University of Canberra. EURACTIV Spain reports
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Health 05-10-2015

Cholesterol at the Heart of the Family

High cholesterol is not only the result of an unhealthy lifestyle and poor diet.
Cardiovascular diseases make up 40% of deaths in the EU, according to a WHO study
Health 01-10-2015

World Heart Day announcement: EU health information system coming soon

The European Commission is planning to have its pan-European health information system operational in about one year, an official told a Parliament event on World Heart Day (29 September).
Health 29-09-2015

Increased awareness vital in the fight against hypercholesterolemia

Promoting awareness and improving early detection of familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), a genetic condition, were the key points of an event held on 24 September. EURACTIV Italy reports.
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Health 10-09-2015

Report: New anti-cholesterol drugs too expensive

The high price of two new anti-cholesterol drugs limits the benefits patients may see from them, according to a draft report released by a US nonprofit examining drug cost effectiveness.
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Health 10-09-2015

Cardiologists call for new limits to ‘bad cholesterol’

SPECIAL REPORT / Researchers have called for lowering the official recommended threshold for bad cholesterol, arguing new drugs now make it possible to go below the currently accepted limit.
Johanna Ralston
Health 08-09-2015

World Heart Federation chief: ‘It’s unconscionable how little attention cardiovascular diseases get’

SPECIAL REPORT / Although cardiovascular diseases are still the number one killer in the world, they do not receive enough attention from policymakers due to many misconceptions, says Johanna Ralston.
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Health 07-09-2015

New drugs to tackle ‘problematic’ cholesterol

SPECIAL REPORT / New medicines soon expected to hit the European market will allow patients to lower their levels of bad cholesterol more substantially than is currently possible, opening new avenues for tackling heart diseases.