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  • May 20, 2013 Emma McGowan

    Walnuts and Walnut Products May Lower Risk of Heart Disease

    Walnuts have been shown in previous studies to lower cholesterol, thereby potentially reducing the risk of heart disease. A recent study investigated the mechanism behind these properties, and found that walnut oil improves vascular health and whole walnuts help HDL...

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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 18, 2012 Emma McGowan

    Beans May Reduce Metabolic Syndrome Risk Factors

    34% of American adults have metabolic syndrome. A recent study suggests that eating more pulses (dry beans) may help you reduce your risk of metabolic syndrome by lowering cholesterol, lowering insulin resistance markers and helping you lose weight. Metabolic syndrome...

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  • August 29, 2012 Emma McGowan

    Anthocyanins May Reduce Inflammation and Cholesterol

    A recent study suggests that supplementation with a mixture of anthocyanins may noticeably reduce inflammation and improve cholesterol levels in people with high cholesterol. Anthocyanins are the antioxidants that give fruits and vegetables their red, blue or purple color. 24...

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