Can You Lower Your Cholesterol Levels by Eating Pistachio Nuts?

Elevated levels of serum cholesterol represent a major risk factor for coronary heart disease. In fact, there’s actually a direct relationship between not only plasma levels of total and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and coronary heart disease, but also coronary mortality. In Canada, the current guidelines recommend screening of men over 40 and women over…

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Phytostanol Margarine for Lowering Cholesterol?

Elevated serum cholesterol and, in particular, LDL Cholesterol (LDL-C) are important risk factors for atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease. Does phytostanol and phytosterol-enriched margarine help lower cholesterol levels in user and non-users of statine medication?

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Cinnamon Supplements Improve Blood Sugar Control?

For today’s post, I happened to find an interesting article that was just recently published in the medical journal, Diabetic Medicine:  A Journal of the British Diabetic Association regarding the health benefits of cinnamon supplementation.  No, I’m not talking about Cinnamon toast, or the cereal called Cinnamon Toast Crunch either… Researchers in London conducted a…

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How Dietary Fiber Combats the Metabolic Syndrome?

Though the prevalence of obesity continues to rise in developed nations, there are simple lifestyle and dietary adjustments that can help us win the battle of the bulge. Obesity itself carries a number of health risks including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease as well as certain types of cancer. Lately, there’s been a lot of…

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