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Entries in cholesterol (14)

Saturday
Dec102011

Saturday Web Roundup - 12/10/11

This week's list of interesting articles, studies and other stuff from around the web. Enjoy!

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Saturday
Nov262011

Supplement Spotlight: Choleast

Red yeast rice has been a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine for hundreds of years as a mild aid for gastric problems, blood circulation, and spleen and stomach health.[i] It is a product made through the fermentation of rice with the monascus purpureus yeast and is also used as a common food coloring agent in some Asian foods. This yeast product also contains...

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Friday
Jul152011

Get Cracking! There are Many Benefits to Eggs

Disparaged for decades, these little bundles of high protein and amazing antioxidants are making a comeback. Even the most cholesterol-conscious eaters can enjoy an array of health benefits from eggs — yolks included.

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Sunday
Jun192011

Cholesterol Gets a Bum Rap

Cholesterol is typically portrayed as the bad guy with regard to cardiovascular health. However, it plays a critical role in optimal metabolic functioning, so it’s important to understand what research really shows about blood cholesterol and the impact of dietary cholesterol.

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Sunday
Mar272011

Myth Busting: Fat

Fat. For 50-60 years, this three letter word has been perceived as more of a four-letter word. In fact, it’s possible our fear of fat can have detrimental effects on our health because we misguidedly avoid its consumption.

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Sunday
Jan172010

Saturated Fat: Wrongfully Accused?

Each week the results of new studies, published in well-respected journals, make news headlines. Often, the studies that create the most buzz are those that reinforce popular opinion. A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (AJCN) has not made news headlines, possibly because it contradicts a long-held belief about weight management and cardiovascular health.

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Wednesday
Aug192009

Wild Headlines: High-Fat Diets Make You Stupid and Lazy

If you were paying attention to nutrition headlines in the news over the past week, you undoubtedly saw the Time Magazine article discussing exercise and weight loss. Another confusing headline that found its way into many media sources was the headline "High-fat diets may make you stupid and lazy." To avoid confusion about exactly what this headline means...

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