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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • August 16, 2012 Emma McGowan

    Statin Use Linked to Cataract Development

    People with high cholesterol often use drugs called statins to treat the ailment, but a recent study suggests that taking them could put you at a 50% higher risk of developing age-related cataracts. The results were particularly pronounced in individuals...

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