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News tag: LDL


New version of broccoli reduces bad blood cholesterol

9 Apr, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Broccoli is hardly a favorite food given its taste and color, but its health benefits made it famous. Recently, a new version fights cholesterol stored in blood, according to a new study. Rich in cancer-fighting properties, broccoli is good for the digestive system, not to mention the wide array of…


Female sex hormone guards women against heart disease

14 Nov, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Theories about how estrogen, the female sex hormones, protect women from heart disease now have scientific proof, new study shows. According to a new study, an estrogen receptor known for regulating blood pressure in women, also has an important role in regulating the level of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) – the…


A mimic for good cholesterol promises effective against atherosclerosis

17 Oct, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
A new drug candidate mimics body’s “good” cholesterol and promises to lower cholesterol levels in blood and remove artery-clogging plaques when administered to mice, new study finds. The compound can be administered orally, rather than an injection, its effectiveness intact. In humans, this drug could be used to combat atherosclerosis,…