Drinking buttermilk can help improves heart health

Here’s another reason to love buttermilk even more. A new study suggests that the fermented dairy drink could actually help improve heart health. The findings, published in the journal Gut, showed that buttermilk, as well as other fermented dairy products, contain molecules that could help lower the production of cholesterol and other harmful blood lipids […]

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Want to lose weight? Switching to ‘this’ cooking oil help

How you prepare your meals could also affect your weight. Everything starts from cooking and there are certain ingredients known for helping speed up the fat-burning process. One is coconut oil. It supports the process to burn belly fat, which speeds up the weight loss process, Daily Express reported. Abdominal fat is the type of […]

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Want to lower your cholesterol levels? Follow these simple health tips

Try these strategies to keep your cholesterol in healthy levels. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables Fruits and vegetable are rich in vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, vitamin E, folate and selenium. There is one study that analysed the diets of more than 4,000 people and revealed increased fruits and vegetable intake among […]

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Dangerous blood clots may be the latest risk from ‘bad’ cholesterol, suggest study

The preliminary study, presented Tuesday at the American Heart Association’s Vascular Discovery Scientific Sessions, looked at genes and proteins that might influence venous thromboembolism, or VTE, a condition that causes potentially dangerous blood clots to form in the legs or arms that can break free and travel to the lungs. Researchers studied DNA from people […]

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Very low levels of cholesterol might increase the risk of haemorrhagic stroke

Over a period of nine years, a Penn State-led study examined the relationship between low-density lipoprotein cholesterol – LDL, commonly known as ‘bad’ cholesterol – and haemorrhagic stroke. This type of stroke occurs when a blood vessel bursts in the brain. The researchers found that participants with LDL cholesterol levels below 70 mg/dL had a […]

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Low levels of ‘bad cholesterol,’ may actually increase stroke risk in women

New research from the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, has found that women with LDL levels below 100 mg/dl may actually be more at risk of haemorrhagic (bleeding) stroke. This type of stroke, though less common than an ischemic stroke, is harder to treat and thus more dangerous to […]

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Substituting healthy plant proteins for red meat lowers risk of heart disease, finds study

The study is the first meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials examining the health effects of red meat by substituting it for other specific types of foods. The study was published in the journal Circulation. “Previous findings from randomised controlled trials evaluating the effects of red meat on cardiovascular disease risk factors have been inconsistent. But […]

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Decrease your cholesterol to reduce your risk of heart disease 

Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that’s found in all cells of the body, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. It comes from the food you eat, but what happens if you consume too much? Well, it will build up in the bloodstream, which results in clogged arteries. High cholesterol is a […]

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