Cholesterol Nutrition / Diet

Cardiovascular disease: Dietary cholesterol may not raise risk

According to the American Heart Association (AHA), consumers should continue to stick to heart-healthy diets for optimum cardiovascular health. However, there is no numerical recommendation of cholesterol intake from food, as the AHA finds no link between dietary cholesterol and cardiovascular risk. Share on PinterestAHA’s new Scientific Advisory finds no link between egg intake and […]

Cholesterol Nutrition / Diet

Eggs and cholesterol: Is industry funded research misleading?

Whether dietary cholesterol increases levels of cholesterol in the blood is a controversial topic. Although many researchers have investigated this question, a recent review asks whether industry funding has slanted the overall results. Share on PinterestDo industry funded studies paint eggs in too favorable a light? Cholesterol is a waxy substance that is essential for […]

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What to know about becoming a vegetarian

A person may choose to follow a vegetarian diet for various reasons, including health issues, environmental concerns, or religious beliefs. Regardless of the reason, it is important to consider a few things before becoming vegetarian. For instance, people should know which foods to avoid and what to include in their diet to ensure that they […]

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Better quality ‘good’ cholesterol may fight atherosclerosis in diabetes

Diabetes can accelerate the development of atherosclerosis, a condition in which the arteries harden. According to a new study in mouse models, increasing the levels of some forms of cholesterol could help treat this condition. New research suggests that increasing levels of better quality ‘good’ cholesterol could make all the difference in fighting atherosclerosis. Research […]

Cholesterol GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology

Altering an unhealthy gut microbiome could stave off chronic disease

New research in mice suggests that “remodeling” an unhealthy microbiome into a healthy one could stave off chronic disease by improving cholesterol. Scientists modulated the growth of certain bacteria to turn an unhealthy gut microbiome into a healthy one. Using peptides, scientists turned an unhealthy gut microbiome into a healthy gut that worked to help […]