Supplementation with freeze dried strawberries, equivalent to 2.5 servings a day, decreases serum insulin and concomitant insulin resistance in obese adults, according to a new randomised controlled crossover trial.
Five weeks of supplementation with plant sterols/stanols softgels in combination with lifestyle changes may reduce total cholesterol levels by 7.4%, report researchers from Biofortis Clinical Research and Pharmavite.
Young adults with high cholesterol levels are at a greater risk of developing heart conditions in later life, reveals a 20-year study that claims to be the first of its kind to confirm the long-term link.
A team of Japanese, Bangladeshi and Kuwaiti researchers has
reported that dietary supplements of chitosan cut weight gain and
cholesterol levels in rats, research that enhances the limited
research already performed with the ingredient.
People in France at a high risk of cardiovascular disease are not
consuming phytosterol-enriched margarine, suggesting that marketers
and health practitioners need to retarget their efforts, says a new
Adding plant stanol-enriched foods to the diet of people taking
maximum-dose statins has clinical relevance for cardiovascular
health, reports research from Holland into a population of patients
not previously studied for such dietary...
Using phytosterol and stanol enriched margarines in everyday life
stabilises cholesterol levels in a free living population, and can
reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, says a post-launch
monitoring study of the functional...
A stanol-enriched cheese could help lower cholesterol levels by
over five per cent, says a new study by Raisio and Valio, as the
Finish companies look to put science behind the growing range of
Biopharmaceutical company Bionutrics has said it will carry out
clinical trials for its newly formulated dietary supplements
designed to address lipid metabolism and help maintain a normal
level of cholesterol.
Greater weight loss was achieved by following a low-carb,
high-protein diet, than following a traditional low fat diet. In
addition, cholesterol levels improved on the Atkins-style diet when
compared to a low fat diet.
Cholesterol levels - irrespective of diet - vary with the seasons,
reaching their highest levels in the winter months, suggest
scientists who claim their findings could lead to the development
of guidelines for the treatment of hypercholesterolemia...
Further evidence to suggest that almonds could benefit our health
hit the press this week as scientists in Canada report that almonds
significantly lowered bad cholesterol levels in a study of people
with high cholesterol.
A combination of the antioxidant Vitamin E and a cox inhibitor such
as aspirin significantly delays the development of atherosclerosis
in mice even when their cholesterol levels remain high, new