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Randomized controlled trial of oatmeal consumption versus noodle consumption on blood lipids of urban Chinese adults with hypercholesterolemia

Posted August 7, 2012

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in China and worldwide. Whole grain oats can reduce risk of CVD by reducing total and LDL-cholesterol, major risk factors for CVD. While this association has been established in many populations, data from Asian populations is limited. Thus, this study investigated the impact of oat consumption on cholesterol levels in Chinese adults.

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FDA Approves EPA-Only Omega-3 PUFA Capsule for High TG

Posted July 29, 2012

The FDA approved a patented synthetic ethyl eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), icosapent ethyl (Vascepa, formerly AMR101, Amarin) [1], for the treatment of hypertriglyceridemia. It should now become the market’s second omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) preparation available only by prescription.

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Whole Plant Based Treatment of Hypercholesterolemia with Crataegus laevigata in a Zebrafish Model

Posted July 25, 2012

Consumers are increasingly turning to plant-based complementary and alternative medicines to treat hypercholesterolemia. Many of these treatments are untested and their efficacy is unknown.

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Uterine fibroids: Natural remedies better choice than Hysterectomy

Posted April 30, 2012

Uterine fibroids are solid muscle tissue growths in the uterus. They occur frequently — in up to half of all women over forty. The majority (80%) of fibroids are as small as a walnut, usually not bigger than an orange. In the U.S., about one third of all hysterectomies is because of the fibroids.

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