Navigation Links
Choose Foods That Keep Bad Cholesterol at Bay

Diet plays a major role in reducing the bad cholesterol. For example food like oat bran is known to lower bad cholesterol//. Canadian researchers said that by combining these food substances one can get the maximum benefit. People should go in for such diet as they are at a higher risk of getting a heart attack or a stroke. These diets reduce the bad cholesterol (LDL) as effectively as a commonly prescribed medication.

Researchers found that in their study there is a drastic reduction of 20% in the LDL levels after the consumption of this combination diet when compared to those taking the statin drug, Lovastatin. Dr. David Jenkins, a professor of nutrition at the University of Toronto said that this diet consists of soy protein, margarine high in plant sterols and a fiber found in oat bran, barley, okra and eggplant.

Hence Jenkins, who holds the Canada Research Chair in Nutrition and Metabolism, concluded that the proper kind and the right combination of the diet can reduce the levels of bad cholesterol in the blood. This is also another alternative for those who suffer from serious side effects such as severe muscle pain and elevated liver and muscle enzymes. But he also said that it is not completely true because the drug statin can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by 25 to 50 %. He said that it is also better if one can control their cholesterol levels by their diet rather than depending on medications.

But Dr. George Honos, a spokesman for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, said that only one in three was able to lower their cholesterol by 20% which is not very significant. But on the other hand this study shows the difficulty in lowering LDL cholesterol through dietary means. He also pointed out that newer generation of statin drugs have lowered the risk for heart attack and stroke significantly.

The study involved 55 men and women in the mean age of about 60. Participants were asked to keep record s of their diet pattern and also had regular blood tests to determine cholesterol levels. They were asked to consume certain daily quantities of soy protein, a brand of margarine rich in plant sterols, viscous soluble fiber like oat bran, and almonds. Jenkins said that with a sensible diet and lifestyle change, one would be able to get their lipid level down. The study is published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.


Related medicine news :

1. Choose the correct hypertensive drug
2. Choose your mate
3. Choose the apple wisely to keep the doctor away
4. Worms Learn To Choose Their Diet
5. Physicians Get To Choose Their Patients
6. Quebecers To Choose Private Health-Care Insurance
7. New Procedure Paves Way for Eunuchs to Choose a Gender and Conceive
8. Hormone Replacement Therapy – To Choose Or No
9. Many Couples Choose to Donate Surplus Embryos for Stem Cell Research
10. Foods Rich In Flavonoids Effective In Prevention Of Cough
11. Fortifying Foods Found To Reduce Birth Defects
Post Your Comments:

(Date:11/28/2015)... , ... November 28, 2015 , ... Beginning November 30th at 6:00 a.m. EST until ... most savings. , With possible savings of up to 20% off orders $80 or more ... of the website every few hours. , As a competitive e-commerce website for skin care ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... According to an ... the University of Toronto and the University of British Columbia suggested that laws requiring ... injuries. The article explains that part of the reason for the controversial conclusion is ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... An inventor, from ... dispense prescription medications at home, so he invented the patent-pending ELECTRONIC M.D. , ... prescription medications. In doing so, it could help to prevent potential overdose situations. ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... ProSidebar: Fashion ... Cut Pro X. With ProSidebar: Fasion, video editors can easily add an informative ... a minimalist title opener. Utilize presets featuring self-animating drop zones, lines, bars, and ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... , ... A simply groundbreaking television series, "Voices in America", which is hosted ... array of issues that are presently affecting Americans. Dedicated to providing the world with ... changing the subjects consumers focus on, one episode at a time. , In ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/27/2015)... UTRECHT , Pays-Bas, November 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... combiner l,immunothérapie au traitement photodynamique au Bremachlorin contre ... Une nouvelle approche consistant à combiner l,immunothérapie au ...    --> Une nouvelle ... au Bremachlorin contre le cancer avancé.    ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... Niederlande, November 27, 2015 ... bei fortgeschrittenem Krebs.   --> Ein ... fortgeschrittenem Krebs.   --> Ein ... fortgeschrittenem Krebs.   Clinical Cancer Research ... Clinical Cancer Research vom 6. November ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... Nov. 27, 2015 Research and Markets ( ... "Global Intrauterine Devices Market 2015-2019" report to their ... In this report, the author the present scenario ... for 2015-2019. To calculate the market size, the report ... of products: Hormonal IUDs and copper IUDs. The report ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: