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2011-08-25 12:20:31

  According to a new study, a diet including things like soy protein and nuts lowers LDL or "bad" cholesterol more than statin drugs or a low-fat diet. The study found that people who ate a healthy diet filed with cholesterol-lowering foods experienced an average 13 percent decrease in their LDL cholesterol levels. "The main takeaway here is that people can lower their cholesterol with diet if they put their minds to it," Dr. David Jenkins, a professor of nutrition and...

2011-08-24 18:46:59

Hearing dietary advice twice is enough for patients to get the significant benefits of lower cholesterol, according to a new study led by doctors at St. Michael's Hospital and the University of Toronto. "We're seeing more and more people want to take their health into their own hands," said Dr. David Jenkins, the lead author of the study and director of the hospital's Risk Factor Modification Centre. Dr. Jenkins is also Canada's Research Chair in Nutrition and Metabolism at U of T's...

2011-02-28 10:44:00

FRESNO, Calif., Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Newly released research from Penn State University highlights phytosterols, found in pistachios, may improve cholesterol, a factor in cardiovascular health. "We already know that pistachios are a naturally cholesterol-free food, but this new study suggests that phytosterols, or plant sterols, in pistachios may help to reduce the absorption of cholesterol," said Constance Geiger, PhD, RD, CD and nutrition expert for the Western Pistachio...

2011-02-02 09:33:00

DAVIS, Calif., Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The newly released 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans give consumers yet another reason to eat a handful--or 1 1/2 ounces--of tree nuts (including walnuts, pistachios, pine nuts, pecans, macadamias, hazelnuts, cashews, Brazils and almonds) every day. The 2010 Dietary Guidelines recommend consuming a variety of protein sources, including nuts, along with nutrient-rich foods and healthy fats in order to help curb the rising rates of overweight...

2010-12-31 00:00:56

Kardea Nutrition introduced a lower calorie nutrition bar designed to support heart health and weight management. "Snacking has become a major source of harmful calories," says Kardea's Founder, Robert Leighton. "Our vegan bars provide delicious and balanced nutrition that satisfies hunger and delivers ingredients associated with heart health, including plant sterols, soluble fiber and plant-based proteins while meeting the FDA guidelines for low sodium, low saturated fats and no trans...

2010-11-01 21:52:47

More evidence the Mediterranean diet is effective in cholesterol control The addition of monounsaturated fat (MUFA) to a cholesterol-lowering dietary portfolio in patients with mild to moderate elevated cholesterol levels increased HDL by 12.5% and lowered LDL levels by 35%, found a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/embargo/cmaj092128.pdf. Low HDL-C levels and high LDL-C levels are a risk factor for cardiovascular...

2010-08-04 10:39:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Cargill featured a heart-healthy chocolate beverage prototype containing CoroWise(TM) plant sterols at the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Food Expo in Chicago earlier this month. The prototype is a creamy, dark chocolate beverage in a four-ounce package that contains 0.4 grams of CoroWise(TM) plant sterols, a level that supports a U.S. Food and Drug Administration ( FDA) approved heart-health claim*. Heart health is a key driver of many of...

2010-05-17 08:00:00

FRESNO, Calif., May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- A new nut and blood lipid study published on May 10, 2010, in Archives of Internal Medicine, led by Dr. Joan Sabate and colleagues at Loma Linda University (Loma Linda, Calif.), confirms that eating nuts, like pistachios, have a total and LDL (bad)-cholesterol-lowering effect, supporting the evidence that regular nut consumption can lower the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100517/CG05310) (Photo:...

2010-05-04 10:03:00

LA JOLLA, Calif., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Kashi Company, the premier natural food company, today released significant data from a heart health survey it recently conducted with EverydayHealth.com, the leader in online health information. Results of the survey, taken by nearly 5,000 health-minded American women, found that almost 60 percent of respondents are very concerned about their heart health. Of this percentage, only 45 percent are under the age of 55. (Logo:...

2009-10-29 05:00:00

INDIAN HARBOUR BEACH, Fla., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- New Health Corp. is proud to announce that HeartSavior(TM) and LipidShield® Plus are now available at Publix Supermarkets. HeartSavior and LipidShield Plus are natural cholesterol fighting products developed by a heart surgeon that have been clinically proven to lower cholesterol and triglycerides while improving circulatory health. The products were well tolerated during the course of the Company sponsored study....


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