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How does green tea inhibit cholesterol? Scientists crack the code


Researchers at China's Sun Yat-sen University have discovered one of the mechanisms by which green tea helps lower cholesterol levels, as well as identified at least two of the specific chemicals responsible for the process.

Eating legumes improves cardiovascular health


Just a single serving of legumes a day can significantly improve cholesterol levels and lower your risk of cardiovascular disease, according to a study conducted by researchers from St. Michael's Hospital in Canada and published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal on April 7.

Ramp up heart health by eating more beans


The medical profession is pretty vocal about the dangers of LDL, or the so-called "bad," cholesterol. Having too much low-denisty lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol in the body sets up a person's arteries to harden and become narrow. This condition, known as atherosclerosis, substantially raises the risks for both stroke and heart disease.

The new stink about eating more beans


Recent research out of St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto has demonstrated that eating at least one serving of beans, lentils, chickpeas or peas a day can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by reducing bad cholesterol! Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States.

The most sophisticated lab for understanding cholesterol and heart disease risk


As science progresses, the level of understanding of cardiac risk factors and special testing continues to improve. Many leading health experts believe that the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Lipoprofile (NMR) test is the most sophisticated lab for understanding cholesterol numbers and heart disease risk.

Testing your levels of cardiovascular inflammation


Most doctors have been misled to focus on total cholesterol as a key figure in measuring heart disease. More recent research has shown that measuring inflammatory mediators and inflammatory levels in the body is a much better way of assessing cardiovascular risk. C-reactive protein (CRP) is one of the major inflammatory markers that should be measured when assessing inflammatory levels and risk of heart disease.

Maca root improves libido, boosts stamina, and lowers cholesterol


Maca is a plant that is native to the Andes mountains of Peru, and which is characterized by its fleshy taproot. This taproot (which is usually what is meant when people speak of 'maca') has been used by the indigenous Peruvians for centuries as a vegetable and medicinal herb, and it remains prized today for its nutritional value and rejuvenating properties.