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# cholesterol - Monday 7 August, 2017

The 'silent killer' that affects one million people in Ireland

“It’s a ticking bomb, people are walking around with diabetes and [high] blood pressure and they’re not aware that they have it.”

# cholesterol - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

Cholesterol-lowering vaccine could be available in six years

The medication has shown promise in mice.

# cholesterol - Sunday 27 November, 2016

Pfizer cancels €400m expansion at Dublin plant

The plan was dependent on the success of a new cholesterol-reducing drug.

# cholesterol - Sunday 1 March, 2015

Why you shouldn't worry about the massive amount of cholesterol in eggs

Enjoy your brunch.

# cholesterol - Thursday 2 October, 2014

A new drug could help families fight bad cholesterol

Bad, bad, bad, cholesterol.

# cholesterol - Saturday 24 May, 2014

Couples with fertility problems warned about cholesterol link

And it is not just women’s levels that are the problem.

# cholesterol - Monday 19 May, 2014

Opinion: How one country saw epidemic illnesses plummet – and Ireland could too

A dietary metamorphosis adopted in Finland in the 1970s has seen heart disease, some cancers and obesity levels drop dramatically. We should take note.

# cholesterol - Friday 31 January, 2014

Eating heart-shaped foods will keep your ticker in good shape

Strawberries, red peppers, apples – if it looks like a heart, get it into you.

# cholesterol - Friday 1 November, 2013

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

Health Ministers announce reduction in cholesterol medicine pricing

Patients can expect to save up to 70 per cent on cholesterol medication from today.

# cholesterol - Thursday 3 October, 2013

From The Daily Edge The deep-fried mac and cheese burger is the latest to melt hearts Burgerlicious

The deep-fried mac and cheese burger is the latest to melt hearts

Figuratively, and possibly physically.

New drug can lower cholesterol by 57 per cent

A new class of drugs could replace statins, which have 30 million people prescribed to them.

# cholesterol - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

Two thirds of Irish adults are eating more fat than their body needs

New stats on eating habits are being highlighted as part of a drive to reduce the number of heart disease and stroke victims. 10,000 people die annually as a result of the illnesses.

# cholesterol - Thursday 18 April, 2013

HSE introduces preferred drug initiative to save €15 million in budget

The recommended drugs are for ulcer disease and high cholesterol which account for 15 per cent of the drugs budget.

# cholesterol - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

Lower death rates for those taking cholesterol medication and exercise - study

New research also shows that the benefits of physical fitness outweigh those of cholesterol lowering medication.

# cholesterol - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

People more likely to take preventive medications combined in a single pill

New research indicates that changing the delivery of several medications into one fixed-dose combination pill could improve people’s adherence to preventative medications.

# cholesterol - Tuesday 30 October, 2012

The Evening Fix... now with added Tetris-playing pumpkins

Here’s all the things we learned, loved and shared today.

# cholesterol - Monday 15 October, 2012

Lifestyle ‘vices’ pushing up life assurance premiums, says insurer

Smoking, drinking and over-eating are causing insurance policies to rise, says Caledonian Life.

# cholesterol - Sunday 15 April, 2012

Almost 60 per cent more women than men dying from stroke

New statistics have highlighted the risk of stroke amongst women in Ireland, showing that stroke kills twice as many women as breast cancer.

# cholesterol - Monday 27 February, 2012

Thinking about ordering a pizza later? You might want to think again...

New research has found that the average 12-inch pizza can contain more than the total recommended daily calorie intake for one day. Uh-oh.

# cholesterol - Thursday 18 August, 2011

Ireland faces diabetes epidemic

Thousands of Irish people are suffering from undiagnosed diabetes, according to the results of a VHI Healthcare screening project.