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Thursday 30 March 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# cholesterol

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# high blood pressure
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.”
# Heart Attack
Cholesterol-lowering vaccine could be available in six years
The medication has shown promise in mice.
# Grange Castle
Pfizer cancels €400m expansion at Dublin plant
The plan was dependent on the success of a new cholesterol-reducing drug.
# One a Day is OK
Why you shouldn't worry about the massive amount of cholesterol in eggs
Enjoy your brunch.
# Breakthrough
A new drug could help families fight bad cholesterol
Bad, bad, bad, cholesterol.
# Health
Couples with fertility problems warned about cholesterol link
And it is not just women’s levels that are the problem.
Voices
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.
# love your heart
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.
# Health
Health Ministers announce reduction in cholesterol medicine pricing
Patients can expect to save up to 70 per cent on cholesterol medication from today.
# burgerlicious
The deep-fried mac and cheese burger is the latest to melt hearts
Figuratively, and possibly physically.
# Health
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.
# fat facts
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.
# Drugs
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
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.
# Heart Health
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.
# need to know
The Evening Fix... now with added Tetris-playing pumpkins
Here’s all the things we learned, loved and shared today.
# Caledonian life
Lifestyle ‘vices’ pushing up life assurance premiums, says insurer
Smoking, drinking and over-eating are causing insurance policies to rise, says Caledonian Life.
# Stroke
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.
# Calorie Count
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.
# Health
Ireland faces diabetes epidemic
Thousands of Irish people are suffering from undiagnosed diabetes, according to the results of a VHI Healthcare screening project.