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Major theory on cholesterol may be dead wrong

“The first is that foam cell formation suppressed activation of genes that promote inflammation. That’s exactly the opposite of what we thought happened,” said Glass.  613 more words

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A blend of sesame and rice bran oil reduced blood pressure almost as well as a common medication.

Sesame and rice bran oil lowers blood pressure, improves cholesterol
American Heart Association Meeting Report – Abstract 186

September 19, 2012

Study Highlights:

Those who used a combination of both the oil and medication had more than twice the drop in blood pressure compared to either the group taking medication alone, or those only supplementing their diet with the oil blend… 704 more words

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The Pomegranate

The Pomegranate

The pomegranate is a reddish-yellow fruit native to semitropical Asia. Slightly larger than an orange, it has a tough rind, juicy pulp, and many seeds. 115 more words

Photographic cholesterol test

24 AUG 2012

A noninvasive approach to total cholesterol determination

Researchers in India have developed a total cholesterol test that uses a digital camera to take a snapshot of the back of the patient’s hand rather than a blood sample. 358 more words

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Study: Oxidized LDL might actually be ‘good guy’


– “Based on our analysis, we were surprised to find that, instead of increasing the amount of cholesterol uptake and accumulation in the macrophage foam cells, mildly oxidized LDL almost completely prevents increases in cholesterol,” Dr. 60 more words

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Study: Oxidized LDL might actually be 'good guy'

LEXINGTON, Ky (Sept. 4, 2014) — A team of investigators at the University of Kentucky has made a thought-provoking discovery about a type of cholesterol previously believed to be a “bad guy” in the development of heart disease and other conditions. 354 more words

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Wine only protects against CVD in people who exercise

Barcelona, Spain – Sunday 31 August 2014: Wine only protects against cardiovascular disease (CVD) in people who exercise, according to results from the In Vino Veritas (IVV) study presented at ESC Congress today by Professor Milos Taborsky from the Czech Republic. 821 more words

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