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    January 2, 2018 Emma McGowan

    Eating Fast Food May Increase Bad Cholesterol Levels

    It’s well known that “fast” food is less healthy, and a recent study suggests that regularly eating fast food may contribute to higher levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, also known as “bad” cholesterol. Participants in the study included 1,948...

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  • March 18, 2014 Sarah McGowan-Freije

    Vitamin B5 Derivative Shown to Lower Cholesterol

    High cholesterol has been shown to contribute to heart disease. The most common treatment – statins – is associated with negative side effects, including lower CoQ10 levels. A recent study found that taking daily supplements of pantethine (a vitamin B5...

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  • February 13, 2013 Emma McGowan

    Slow-Release Niacin Shown to Lower Cholesterol

    High cholesterol can lead to cardiovascular disease and other serious heart problems. Statins are the drug of choice for many with high cholesterol, but they may have serious side effects. A recent study suggests that taking slow-release niacin (a form...

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  • November 18, 2012 Emma McGowan

    Probiotics May Lower LDL Cholesterol

    There are two different kinds of cholesterol: HDL ( "good") cholesterol and LDL ( "bad") cholesterol. A recent study suggests that probiotics may lower LDL cholesterol by 11.6%. The study included 127 individuals with high cholesterol. Over the course of...

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  • September 16, 2012 Sarah McGowan-Freije

    Yerba Mate Linked With Improved Fasting Glucose Levels

    Dietary changes, maintaining a healthy weight and exercising are some of the best ways to manage diabetes, however there are other things that may help as well. A recent study suggests that drinking infusions of yerba mate may help type-2...

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