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2023 Heart Health Update

Consumers are more invested in taking proactive measures to protect their heart than ever before. “We know heart disease has been the leading cause...
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Industry Reacts to Study “Wrongly” Comparing Supplements to Rx

Washington, D.C.—A recent Cleveland Clinic trial compared common dietary supplements to a low-dose cholesterol-lowering medication (a statin). The study was funded by AstraZeneca, which markets Rosuvastatin....
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There is No Such Thing as “Good” and “Bad” Cholesterol

In this column, I’d like to take a closer look at three widely shared assumptions that greatly influence how we think about cholesterol and...
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Study: Olive + Pomegranate Extract May Lower LDL

Mollet del Vallès, Spain– Pomalive, a mixture of olive and pomegranate extract, may help improve high cholesterol levels from dyslipidemia. That's the finding from...

Study: Fish Oil Supplements Don’t Raise Bad LDL Levels

Sioux Falls, SD—Evidence suggests that people with very high serum triglyceride levels (>500 mg/dL) who are treated with high doses of omega-3 (i.e., 4...

1 Avocado a Day May Help Lower Bad Cholesterol, Research Finds

Pennsylvania—Eating one avocado a day may help keep bad cholesterol at bay, according to new research from Penn State. The randomized, controlled study looked at...

Study: Soy Protein Can Lower Cholesterol

Toronto, Ontario, Canada—Soy protein can lower cholesterol, according to researchers at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. A press release on the study notes that FDA...