The push for greater awareness of FH; an inherited condition, which causes very high cholesterol levels and brings with it 20 times the risk of an early heart attack.
Drugs known as statins have been the cornerstone of how we treat cardiovascular risk, and they’ve made a huge difference to survival rates.
A Griffith University scientist has described the recent attempts to disassociate diets high in saturated fats and cholesterol from heart disease, as potentially ‘very dangerous’.
The family history of a group of people in the Barossa Valley from German background could be the link to killer cholesterol, progressive new research has found
Australia needs a national screening program for genetic high cholesterol, writes Professor Ian Hamilton-Craig, Professor of Preventive Cardiology at Griffith Health Institute.
“A national Medicare-funded screening program for genetic high cholesterol is urgently required to provide a powerful weapon in the fight against heart disease.” This is the call from Professor Ian Hamilton-Craig, Professor of Preventive Cardiology at Griffith Health Institute, who is working to increase Australian awareness of genetic high cholesterol – otherwise known as familial hypercholesterolemia – and reduce […]