The plant extract guggulipid, widely used as an alternative to
cholesterol-lowering drugs in Asia, has turned out to be no more
effective than a placebo in clinical trials, report researchers in
the latest edition of JAMA.
Increasing the intake of soy isoflavones may have little effect on
either LDL or HDL cholesterol, concludes a review by Dutch
researchers. But soy protein could help reduce heart disease risk
by improving endothelial function, suggests...
A new study finds that eating a dietary plan high in soy protein,
viscous fibre, almonds and plant sterols is as effective in
managing cholesterol as taking a starting dose of
Japan's Kyowa Hakko Kogyo is introducing a liquid version of its
cholesterol-lowering food ingredient CSPHP at the IFT show in
Chicago this week. The ingredient is said to be more effective than
plant sterol esters, used in most...
Milk drinks that contain non-esterified plant sterols can
significantly inhibit cholesterol absorption report researchers,
testing the efficacy of the cholesterol-lowering ingredient when
dissolved in milk.
The more nuts you eat, the lower your cholesterol, a new study
appears to suggest. Researchers at the Lorna Linda University in
California found that people who replaced 20 per cent of their
energy intake with almonds significantly...
A new study published in the 1 October issue of the American
Journal of Cardiology confirms that statin and sterol-ester
margarine used together produce a positive effect on low-density
lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol reduction in patients.
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.
Niacin, the B vitamin which is known to raise blood glucose levels
when consumed in large quantities - making it inappropriate for use
as a diabetes treatment - could in fact be effective in treating
the disease, provided the dosage...
The US-based nutritional supplements manufacturer has presented
evidence at the recentExperimental Biology's Annual Scientific
Conference in New Orleans which suggests the role played by
chromium picolinate supplementation in...
Higher cholesterol levels are not only bad for the heart and blood
vessels, they increase the risk of cognitive impairment, the
precursor to Alzheimer's disease, according to a study of elderly
women by UCSF researchers.
Olympic gold medalists Christopher Dean and Mark Spitz have joined
the Go for the Goal awareness initiative designed to focus public
attention on the dangers of high cholesterol as a risk factor for
Most American consumers know that reducing their cholesterol level
can help reduce the risk of heart disease, but the majority seem to
need help in taking the simple steps to do so, according to a
survey by breakfast cereal brand...
Researchers do not yet know everything they would like to know
about how nutrition affects your heart, the US Mayo Clinic says,
but as research continues into the role of soyfoods, the
``results appear promising.''
It is the general belief today that low blood cholesterol is key in
reducing cardiovascular disease. This opinion has now been
challenged by data from the Honolulu Heart Program, a large
epidemiological study of cardiovascular disease.