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Help cut cholesterol with green tea

By | June 27th, 2015|HNU Archive|

In a trial at the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, researchers set out to determine if green tea consumption, which has been associated with decreased cardiovascular risk, had any impact on cholesterol levels. In a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial set in six hospitals in China, a total of 240 men [...]

Go Nuts! Almonds help lower cholesterol, studies show

By | June 13th, 2015|HNU Archive, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

Young at Heart? Vitamins improve cholesterol problems in children

By | June 13th, 2015|HNU Archive, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

Cutting Cholesterol: Plant sterols found to be effective

By | June 13th, 2015|HNU Archive, Uncategorized|

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. [...]

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

By | June 12th, 2015|HNU Archive, Uncategorized|

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”) [...]

High cholesterol? Go nuts!

By | June 12th, 2015|HNU Archive, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

Guggulipid cuts cholesterol like drugs

By | May 30th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Guggulipid is a natural compound derived from the resin of the Commiphora mukul tree, native to India. In that country, guggulipid is an approved cholesterol-lowering supplement. In the mid 1990s, an excellent study performed at the Heart Research Laboratory, Medical Hospital and Research Centre in India showed that 100 mg of guggulipid a day could [...]