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
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.
ESC 2015
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.
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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.
Development Policy 22-07-2015

Sanofi cholesterol drug, GSK malaria shot to get EU okay

Sanofi and Regeneron's new cholesterol drug Praluent could be recommended for approval in Europe as early as this week, along with the world's first malaria vaccine from GlaxoSmithKline.
Health 26-06-2015

Patented drugs double the cost of fighting heart disease in France

French doctors prescribe more patented statins than their European counterparts. The country’s health service spends €1.2 billion on statins every year, double the budget of some European countries. EURACTIV France reports
Health 18-06-2015

OECD: Cardiovascular disease deaths declining in Germany

Mortality due to cardiovascular disease has decreased by around 60% in Germany, though more people die of heart attack and stroke than the OECD average, a recent study indicates. EURACTIV Germany reports.
EAS 2015
Health 27-03-2015

New initiatives launched to address dangerous cholesterol

SPECIAL REPORT / Two global initiatives to address Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH), a cholesterol-related disease, were launched at the European Atherosclerosis Society's (EAS) conference in Glasgow this week.
Ruth Frikke-Schmidt
Health 25-03-2015

Health experts link cholesterol to other unexpected diseases?

SPECIAL REPORT / As a silent killer, where symptoms are often invisible before it's too late, high levels of bad cholesterol do not get much attention. But researchers are making the case that the condition, which is known to cause cardiovascular diseases, can also cause brain disorders such as Alzheimer's, and dementia.  
Zahi Fayad

Cardiovascular experts call for more focus on genes when treating patients

SPECIAL REPORT / Today's medicines can be so precise that doctors are now able to define a disease at the right time, and tailor the therapy to the patient, according to experts. EURACTIV reports from Glasgow.

Silent killers in focus at Glasgow cardiovascular conference

SPECIAL REPORT / Growing rates of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes have been on the agenda for a long time, with poor diets and sedentary lifestyles focusing most of the attention. But other silent and sometimes unknown killers will take centre stage at a major health conference in Scotland. 
Health 26-02-2015

Women failing to keep up with cholesterol treatment, survey finds

Fewer than 40% of women suffering from bad cholesterol are able to follow the medicines regiment needed to control their disease, according to a US survey.
Health 13-02-2015

MEPs highlight weakness of EU cholesterol strategy

Two MEPs have questioned the European Commission over the lack of information available about bad cholesterol, which now affects 54% of Europeans. EURACTIV France reports
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Health 12-12-2014

Europe’s cholesterol problem ‘brushed under the carpet’

Heart diseases related to bad cholesterol are too often associated with unhealthy lifestyle choices like drinking, smoking and lack of exercise. But this fails to take account of the genetically inherited form of the condition, health experts warn, calling on the European Union to take more leadership to help diagnose the disease at an early age.
Health 01-12-2014

Study recommends systematic prescription of statins to the elderly

American researchers believe that 97% of people over the age of 66 should regularly take statins to reduce their risk of heart disease. But there is still no consensus within the medical community on the benefits of the drugs. EURACTIV France reports
Health 24-07-2014

High cholesterol causes breast cancer, study shows

British researchers have discovered a relationship between high cholesterol levels in women, and breast cancer. EURACTIV France reports.
Health 26-06-2014

Paris and Brussels debate yoghurt and margarine

On the eve of the European Council (27 June), yet another dispute has emerged between the EU and France. The French national food safety agency found nothing to prove that food containing high levels of phytosterol prevents heart disease, which contradicts European food safety regulation. EURACTIV France reports.
Health 13-05-2014

High cholesterol on the rise among young people

Out of 100,000 heart disease incidents in France, 20,000 affect under 45-year-olds. Yet society does not realise the risk of hypercholesterolemia in younger people. EURACTIV France reports.