cholesterol

Going Veggie is Easy! Studies show most make a smooth change for better health

In a new study, Neal D. Barnard, MD, and his colleagues show that patients easily transition from a standard omnivorous diet to a low-fat, vegetarian diet that helps people lose weight, lower blood pressure and otherwise improve their health. Many doctors are aware that a low-fat vegetarian diet can reverse heart disease and provide other [...]

Going Veggie is Easy! Studies show most make a smooth change for better health 2015-09-09T13:50:32+00:00

Fibre Factor: Researchers report protective effect on heart

Consumption of dietary fibre from fruits and cereals may lower the risk of coronary heart disease, say researchers from Harvard University, Boston. They say that dietary fibre, found in fruits, vegetables, grains and cereals, may reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering blood pressure and reducing cholesterol levels. Although studies suggest that the more [...]

Fibre Factor: Researchers report protective effect on heart 2019-01-09T14:48:21+00:00

Cholesterol Fighter? Compound in blueberries shows great promise

A compound in blueberries shows promise of lowering cholesterol as effectively as a commercial drug and has the potential for fewer side effects, according to a researcher with the US Department of Agriculture. The compound, pterostilbene, could be used for those who don't respond well to conventional drugs, the researcher says. "We are excited to [...]

Cholesterol Fighter? Compound in blueberries shows great promise 2015-09-09T13:51:10+00:00

Go Nuts! Almonds help lower cholesterol, studies show

Almonds are high in fiber, protein, folic acid, vitamin E, iron, zinc, copper, magnesium, phosphorus and phytochemicals. They’re also high in monounsaturated fats, which protect against heart disease by lowering low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or the "bad" cholesterol and increasing high-density lipoprotein (HDL) or the "good" cholesterol. Researchers from the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton [...]

Go Nuts! Almonds help lower cholesterol, studies show 2015-09-09T13:51:12+00:00

Young at Heart? Vitamins improve cholesterol problems in children

An estimated 50 million children have high levels of the "bad" cholesterol -- known as LDL -- that puts them at high risk for suffering heart attacks as adults. Most of these children have inherited disorders causing these abnormal cholesterol levels. Because prescription cholesterol drugs are not usually recommended for use in children, scientists have [...]

Young at Heart? Vitamins improve cholesterol problems in children 2019-01-09T14:48:26+00:00

Cutting Cholesterol: Plant sterols found to be effective

A recent study has shown once again that naturally occurring plant compounds called phytosterols can help lower blood levels of cholesterol. Researchers at the Department of Internal Medicine at Washington University in St Louis studied 10 volunteer subjects with normal cholesterol levels to determine the effect of phytosterols present in wheat germ on cholesterol absorption. [...]

Cutting Cholesterol: Plant sterols found to be effective 2015-09-09T13:51:14+00:00

Eat Away Cholesterol: Diet as effective as drugs, say researchers

Researchers at the University of Toronto and St. Michael's Hospital have shown that a vegetarian diet composed of specific plant foods can lower cholesterol as effectively as a drug treatment. The study compared a diet of known cholesterol-lowering, vegetarian foods to a standard cholesterol-reducing drug called lovastatin. The special diet lowered levels of LDL (“bad”) [...]

Eat Away Cholesterol: Diet as effective as drugs, say researchers 2015-09-09T13:51:14+00:00

High cholesterol? Go nuts!

Researchers at the Lorna Linda University in California report that people who replaced 20% of their energy intake with almonds had a markedly improved cholesterol reading. The study compared the effects of a popular cholesterol control diet (Step 1), which restricts the total fat intake to 30% of daily calories, saturated fat to 10%, and [...]

High cholesterol? Go nuts! 2015-09-09T13:51:15+00:00

Cholesterol Success: Tea extracts found to lower cholesterol

A clinical trial testing green tea extract is the first human study to find that a tea product lowers cholesterol. The double-blind, randomized, controlled study included 240 men and women with high cholesterol levels in China. During the 12-week trial, participants, already on a low-fat diet, were randomly chosen to receive either a placebo or [...]

Cholesterol Success: Tea extracts found to lower cholesterol 2019-01-09T14:48:28+00:00

Antioxidants for Arteries: Vitamins C and E slow heart disease progression

Three years ago, a team of Finnish researchers reported that combined supplements of natural vitamin E and time-release vitamin C, taken over a three-year period, slowed the progression of atherosclerosis in men. Using ultrasound to document blood-vessel changes, the researchers showed that the antioxidant vitamins reduced the thickening of the interior of the carotid artery, [...]

Antioxidants for Arteries: Vitamins C and E slow heart disease progression 2019-01-09T14:48:30+00:00

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