Statins are medicines used to lower cholesterol and are recommended for people at risk of cardiovascular disease. Here's how statins work.
Cholesterol is a fat-like substance made by your body and also found in food. It is needed for good health, but too much can increase your risk of heart disease.
How to lower your cholesterol
High cholesterol levels increase your risk of heart disease and stroke — here's how to lower the level of bad cholesterol in your blood.
What causes pancreatic cancer?
Find out if your risk of developing pancreatic cancer is higher than average, based on age, diet, lifestyle and previous medical history.
The body needs some fats and oils as part of a balanced diet. But some fats (unsaturated fats) are healthier than others (saturated and trans fats).
Erectile dysfunction, or impotence, means not being able to get or keep an erection that is sufficient for sexual intercourse. Many men have impotence at some time in their lives. It can come and go.
What causes coronary heart disease?
Coronary heart disease (CHD) is usually caused by a build-up of fatty deposits on the walls of the coronary arteries. Find out the causes of coronary heart disese.
Kidney disease treatment
Some types of kidney conditions are curable. For others, there are ways to ease symptoms. Learn about treatments for kidney stones, kidney failure and more.
Complications of thyroid problems
Thyroid problems can lead to many complications – like heart failure, nerve damage or infertility. Learn about the consequences of not treating these problems.
Is butter really better?
Butter is back in fashion because it's 'all natural', but since it's high in fat, is it healthier than margarine? And what about cholesterol-lowering spreads?