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Sesame May Help Lower Triglyceride Levels

High levels of triglycerides and cholesterol are important risk factors for cardiovascular disease and stroke. A recent study examined the effects of sesame on blood lipid profiles and found it may help reduce triglyceride levels but does not affect cholesterol.


The researchers reviewed data from ten controlled trials in order to assess the effects of sesame consumption on blood lipid profiles. They found a correlation between increased sesame consumption and lower triglyceride levels. However, no similar correlation with sesame consumption and cholesterol levels was found.


Sesame was effective at lowering triglyceride levels only when consumed in the form of oil, but not as whole or as ground seeds. The researchers theorized that this could be due to the high levels of lignans or monounsaturated fatty acid in sesame oil.


Researchers from Griffith University in Australia conducted the study. It was published online ahead of print on January 13, 2016, in British Journal of Nutrition.


Previous studies have linked sesame oil with lower blood sugar, reduced blood pressure in diabetics and healthier looking skin. Sesame seeds are high in protein and magnesium. Their high fiber content can aid with digestion.

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