green tea

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…

cholesterol

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…

omega-3 fatty acids

Omega-3’s May Give Additional Heart Health Benefits for Statin Users

According to a new study people taking statin drugs to reduce cholesterol levels may see benefits for reductions in blood pressure and arterial improvements when supplementing with fish oil. 20 Adults with Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), an inherited condition that leads to elevated bad (LDL) cholesterol levels, participated in this trial.  All participants were already taking…

heart disease

Folic Acid Fortification Linked to Lower Heart Defect Rates

According to new research, foods fortified with the B vitamin folic acid have been found to reduce the number of babies born with abnormalities of the heart by 11%. In this study data from a population based cohort study of almost 6,000,000 live births and stillbirths, which included late-pregnancy terminations, delivered after a gestation period…

calcium

Analysis Finds No Safety Concerns For Calcium Supplements and Heart Health

A new study finds no associations between supplementing with Calcium and increase risks of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Over 6,200 women and men participated in the MESA (Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis) cohort study. Participants ranged in age from 45 years old to 84 years old. Data was collected from over 6 sites within the United States.  …

Ginger

Ginger Linked to Healthier Hearts

A recently published paper shows daily consumption of ginger may reduce the risk of such chronic conditions like high blood pressure and coronary heart disease. Over 4600 men and women over the ages of 18 participated in this study.  Different intakes of ginger (0 – 2 grams/day, 2 – 4 grams/day and 4 – 6…