How boysenberries influence cholesterol metabolism and atherosclerosis

A Japanese study on boysenberries discovered that the fruit can reduce the amount of bad cholesterol in the body by increasing the latter’s excretion in the small intestine. Furthermore, the researchers believe this bioactivity is a separate effect from the antioxidants that are present in the berry. Cardiovascular disease – a major cause of death Continue Reading

Vegetarian diets really do lower cholesterol but can also result in nutrient deficiencies if they’re based on processed foods

A typical vegetarian diet, one that restricts meat consumption to less than one serving a month, is both detoxifying and regenerative for the body. Most animal flesh strains the digestive system, raises inflammation levels in the body, increases acidity, and hinders nutrient absorption. A review of nearly 50 studies shows Continue Reading

Cholesterol-lowering drugs may accelerate onset of Parkinson’s disease, according to researchers

Statins are a type of cholesterol-lowering drug typically prescribed to patients at risk of cardiovascular disease. Although they may provide relief from heart conditions, the same can’t be said of their effects on the brain. A recent study by researchers from the Penn State College of Medicine has presented a Continue Reading