Tag Archives: cholesterol

Vegetarians ‘cut heart risk by 32%’

The results showed the vegetarians had lower blood pressure, lower levels of "bad" cholesterol and were more likely to have a healthy weight.

Ditching meat and fish in favour of a vegetarian diet can have a dramatic effect on the health of your heart, research suggests. A study of 44,500 people in England and Scotland showed vegetarians were 32% less likely to die or need hospital treatment as a result of heart disease. Differences in cholesterol levels, blood

Is sugar toxic?

Dr. Robert Lustig, a pediatric endocrinologist at the University of California, believes the high amount of sugar in the American diet, much of it in processed foods, is killing us. And as Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports, new scientific research seems to support his theory that sugar is toxic, including some linking the excess ingestion of

How to fight the fat after turning 40

Our metabolism slows as we get older – and for a lot of women 40 is the tipping point. So how can you prevent weight gain? We know that women’s bodies are complex biological systems but why is it that turning 40 seems to mean developing a permanent ring of fat on your waistline? Dr