Vitamin D and Cholesterol in Children

High Vitamin D Levels Linked to Lower Cholesterol in Children

According to new research, a link exists between higher serum Vitamin D levels and lower plasma Cholesterol levels in primary school children.  Children with serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels above 80 nmol/l had lower LDL (low-density lipoprotein) and total Cholesterol levels when compare with children whose 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels were below 50 nmol/l.  Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D…

Curcumin and High Cholesterol

Curcumin May Improve Cholesterol Levels for People with MetS

A new study showed daily supplementation of the yellow pigment from turmeric, curcumin, may support lower LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels in individuals with metabolic syndrome. 65 people with metabolic syndrome participated in this placebo controlled double blind study.  Individuals were assigned randomly to receive either 630 mg of curcumin 3 times per day or…

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Vitamin D Linked to Cholesterol Levels and Cardiovascular Risk

A new study found a Vitamin D deficiency could be associated with a higher ratio of total cholesterol to HDL in addition to lower levels of HDL-cholesterol.  This higher ratio of total cholesterol to HDL has been associated with increased cardiovascular risks more than those seen with other cholesterol measures like LDL-cholesterol (often called bad…

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Green Tea Extract Supplements May Improve Lipid Levels For Women

A new study found supplementing with Green Tea Extract may lower both total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol levels in post-menopausal women. The cholesterol lowering effects of the Green Tea Extract was even stronger in women whose total cholesterol at baseline (the onset of the study) where high. Over 1000 women participated in this randomized controlled…

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Green Tea Extract Supplements May Improve Lipid Levels For Women

A new study found supplementing with Green Tea Extract may lower both total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol levels in post-menopausal women. The cholesterol lowering effects of the Green Tea Extract was even stronger in women whose total cholesterol at baseline (the onset of the study) where high. Over 1000 women participated in this randomized controlled…

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Garlic Plus Lemon May Improve Cholesterol Level, Lower Blood Pressure

A new study finds combining garlic and lemon juice may help reduce total and LDL (bad) cholesterol levels in individuals with high blood lipids and may improve their blood pressure as well. Over 100 people with elevated blood lipid levels (hyperlipidemic) participated in this randomized controlled parallel-designed clinical study.  Participants were assigned to one of…