The Cholesterol Myth: Is Lowering Cholesterol a Good Thing?

Cholesterol and Heart Disease-A Phony Issue – By Mary Enig, PhD The official advice to lower serum cholesterol levels has brought about numerous supplements with the attached claim that consuming them will lower cholesterol. In fact, the body uses cholesterol to repair and to protect. When improvement to the health…

DHA Supplements Affect Triglycerides and Cholesterol

DHA is often promoted as a dietary supplement to improve cardiovascular health. The polyunsaturated fatty acid DHA, short for docosahexaenoic acid, is found naturally in oil-rich fish, such as salmon and mackerel, along with another natural fatty acid, EPA (eicosapentanoic acid). So researchers recently ran a study with high-triglyceride male…

Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs and Alzheimer’s Disease

It has been widely reported that drugs that lower cholesterol may slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. The role of cholesterol in Alzheimer’s disease is attracting increasing attention from researchers and there are conflicting messages coming form a great deal of reports. Despite the fact that wide-spread opinion about high…

Lowering Cholesterol With Dietary Plant Stanols

Several clinical studies have shown that plant stanol esters are effective agents that lower cholesterol. The ability to lower cholesterol with dietary plant stanol ester has been shown to be sustained for periods up to 12 months, but how soon the full cholesterol lowering effect of plant stanol esters can…

Soy Protein Lowers Cholesterol

Study shows a diet high in soy protein lowers cholesterol. Soy protein can be an important addition to a diet to lower cholesterol, according to new findings from a study conducted at the Children’s Nutrition Research Center in Houston, Texas. The research, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition,…

Vitamin C Raises HDL Cholesterol Levels

Researchers wanted to see if extra vitamin C would or would not raise HDL cholesterol levels. The higher your HDL cholesterol, the less bad cholesterol you’ll have in your blood. Many doctors are now beginning to pay more attention to HDL cholesterol. HDL cholesterol takes up excess cholesterol from cells…