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Lipids

Nutraceuticals Exhibit Lipid-Lowering Properties

Posted March 4, 2014

In an 8-week, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study involving 30 patients with moderate hyperlipidemia and metabolic syndrome, supplementation with a nutraceutical combination containing red yeast rice extract, berberine, policosanol, astaxanthin, coenzyme Q10, and folic acid (“Armolipid Plus”) was found to be associated with a significant reduction in total cholesterol (-12.8%), and LDL cholesterol (-21.1%), similar to pravastatin (-16% and -22.6%, respectively), as well as leading to an increase in high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (4.8%).

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Camel milk ameliorates steatohepatitis, insulin resistance and lipid peroxidation in experimental non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Posted October 13, 2013

Camel milk (CM) is gaining increasing recognition due to its beneficial effects in the control and prevention of multiple health problems. The current study aimed to investigate the effects of CM on the hepatic biochemical and cellular alterations induced by a high-fat, cholesterol-rich diet (HCD), specifically, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

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Coenzyme Q10, Glycemic Control, and Lipid Levels in Type 2 Diabetics

Posted July 24, 2013

In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial involving 64 type 2 diabetic patients, supplementation with 200 mg/d coenzyme Q10 for a period of 2 weeks was found to be associated with reductions in serum hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) (8 vs. 8.61), and improvements in total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol levels.

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Marine Lipid Supplement May Ease Airway Inflammation in Asthmatics

Posted July 12, 2013

A placebo controlled, double-blind randomized crossover trial involving twenty asthmatic subjects with documented hyperpnea-induced bronchoconstriction (HIB), found that supplementation with PCSO-524(TM) (Lyprinol®/Omega XL® had beneficial effects in HIB and asthma by serving as a pro-resolving agonist and/or inflammatory antagonist.

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Effects of Vitamin D3 Supplementation on Weight, Glucose, and Lipid Metabolism in Patients on Anti-psychotic Medication

Posted June 3, 2013

In a study involving 19 schizophrenic or schizoaffective patients (BMI > 27 kg/m) who were taking atypical antipsychotic medications, supplementation with vitamin D (2000 IU/d) for a period of 8 weeks was found to be associated with significant increases in vitamin D3 levels and total vitamin D levels, and a significantly greater decrease in total cholesterol levels in those subjects who achieved vitamin D3 levels of at least 30 ng/mL at week 8.

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Reduction Of Salt Intake To Save Lives – Countries In The Americas Take Action

Posted April 30, 2012

Numerous countries in the Americas have taken action in order to reduce their populations salt intake. According to experts expanding these efforts to other countries could save the lives of tens of thousands of individuals over the next ten years.

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