Tagged: LDL-cholesterol

Banana peel and heart disease

Banana Peel Blocks Artery Disease

Researchers from China Pharmaceutical University’s Department of Physiology have determined that a banana peel extract blocks the ability of oxidized LDL-cholesterol from sticking to and damaging artery walls. This means that the molecule blocks the process of artery plaque build up. The molecule,...

statins and diabetes

Statin Drugs Can Cause Memory Loss

Following the receipt of studies and side effect reports, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced a safety alert that statin drugs can cause memory loss, in addition to elevated blood sugar and type 2 diabetes. They added that when the statin...

Algal DHA

Algal DHA Found to Lower Triglycerides and VLDL-c

Research from New York’s Rockefeller University has determined that DHA sourced from microalgae lowers serum triglycerides and Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) in overweight adults, and reduces VLDL particle size. This conclusion was confirmed by a new meta-study from the Cleveland Clinic’s Wellness Institute, which...

Plant sterols

Sterols, Nuts, Soy and Fiber Lower LDL-C

Researchers from Canada’s University of Toronto and St Michael’s Hospital have found that people who ate diets rich in plant-based foods known for lowering LDL-cholesterol, including plant sterols, soy foods, nuts and plant-based fibers showed reductions in LDL-cholesterol by 13% after six months....

iron

Iron Involved in LDL Oxidation

Researchers from the Baylor College of Medicine have discovered that iron is involved in the process of oxidation of low-density lipoproteins, also known as LDL. The oxydation of LDL and high levels of LDL-cholesterol in the bloodstream have been linked to artery damage...

polymethoxylated flavonoids (PMFs)

Orange Peels reduce LDL Cholesterol

A new study has found that a polymethoxylated flavonoid called nobiletin found in orange peels reduces very low density cholesterol (VLDL and LDL) levels. The researchers, from the Robarts Research Institute of London and Ontario, found that the secretion of LDL and VLDL...