Monday, 23 May, 2022
TopicCholesterol drugs

Topic: cholesterol drugs

Does egg consumption lead to diabetes? A new study claimed so but here’s the full picture

Eggs are one of the most nutritious foods providing best quality protein, all essential amino acids, vitamins, and minerals. This high-protein food is a must in low-carb diets.

Higher apolipoprotein B shortens lifespan, increases risk of heart disease, finds Lancet study

The study says apolipoprotein B, a protein involved in the metabolism of lipids, contributes to formation of fatty acid deposits on arteries which may result in heart disease.

Hospitalised Covid patients on some cholesterol drugs half as likely to die, finds study

Statins are commonly given to cholesterol patients & help lower risk of cardiovascular disease. Studies show it likely reduces mortality in hospitalised Covid cases, experts call for trials.

Cholesterol drugs could reduce risk of lethal prostate cancer in men by 24%, study says

According to the study, statins reduce the risk of developing a lethal form of the disease but they do not affect the overall rates of prostate cancer in men.

On Camera

YourTurn

Protecting pilots’ mental health will keep us all safer.Photographer: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images North America

Mental health of pilots under scanner after plane crash in China

An anonymous survey of 1,848 pilots in 2015 found 12.6% suffered from depression while 4.1% experienced suicidal thoughts.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

Representational image of drone. | Photo: Mark Kauzlarich | Bloomberg

As drones usher in new era of warfare, India’s growing UAV industry begins to take flight

With a growing indigenous base of drone manufacturers and exporters, and incentives from government, industry sentiment is bullish. However, some concerns remain. 

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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