This muffin capable of slowing down the absorption of fats, leading to the reduction of cholesterol in the blood.
In an effort to find a scientific explanation why and how breakfast cereals, such as oats, can lower cholesterol in the bloodstream, thus decreasing the risk of cardiovascular diseases, researchers at the University of Queensland's Centre for Nutrition and Food Sciences have identified a novel mechanism: beta glucans.
A new study suggests that saturated fat may be the key to boosting good cholesterol levels, challenging the long-held belief that dietary fat is unhealthy.
A new study revealed that moderate consumption of alcohol may help slowdown the decline of high-density lipoprotein (HDL), or good cholesterol, as people age.
Medical practitioners often recommend replacing saturated fat with vegetable oil when cooking to decrease cholesterol and prevent heart disease. However, a new study shows that the reduce saturated fats in vegetable oil can only lessen cholesterol but does not help in the prevention of heart disease.
Researchers have found a critical link between extra body fat and diabetes. Higher levels of a molecule called Retinol Binding Protein 4 (RBP4) play a key role in the development of insulin resistance. RBP4 creates a complex interplay between two branches of the body's immune system, leading to chronic fat tissue inflammation and, ultimately, insulin resistance. High RBP4 leads to insulin resistance, as well as cardiovascular risk factors such as hypertension and elevated levels of LDL cholesterol.
The FDA approved the cholesterol-fighting drug Liptruzet Friday, despite criticism from cardiologists that studies have not shown the drug to be effective in lowering patients' chances of developing heart disease.