Scientists discover 21 new genes affecting cholesterol, paving the way for targeted drugs

Scientists a step closer to preventing heart attacks as they identify high cholesterol genes Largest-ever genetic study of cholesterol gives insight into those most at risk of heart diseasePaves the way for personalised drugs and treatments | UPDATED: 16:50 GMT, 11 October 2012 Scientists have identified 21 new genes linked to cholesterol levels, further paving the way for dedicated drugs and treatments or heart disease.

How an apple a day could keep the cardiologist away – by lowering "bad" cholesterol

How an apple a day could keep the cardiologist away – by lowering 'bad' cholesterol Daily fruit lowered 'bad' cholesterol in the blood by 40% in middle-aged adults Apples were found to be more effective than a supplement containing an antioxidant found in the fruit PUBLISHED: 08:40 GMT, 3 October 2012 | UPDATED: 09:15 GMT, 3 October 2012 A new study suggests that eating apples each day could significantly improve the heart health of middle-aged adults in just one month.

How your blood group can affect you heart disease risk: Britons with "O" type "benefit from natural protection"

How your blood group can affect your heart disease risk: Britons with 'O' type 'benefit from natural protection' | UPDATED: 23:46 GMT, 14 August 2012 Research: A person's blood group helps determine their risk of heart disease, a study has found A person’s blood group helps determine their risk of heart disease, a study has found.