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Bergamot Extract May Lower Your Cholesterol

The extract from the Italian citrus fruit bergamot successfully reduced cholesterol levels in recent studies, The Wall Street Journal recently reported. The supplement allowed study participants to cut back on statin dosages as well. Pucker power Commonly used as a flavoring in Earl Grey tea, the extract of the bitter citrus fruit bergamot was shown … Read More

Controversy Over Cholesterol-lowering Statin Use

There’s a controversy in the world of heart disease prevention that may affect millions of people: the one-third of all American adults who have increased risk of heart attack and stroke. In early November important new guidelines on cholesterol-lowering statin use were released. I responded favorably about this development in this previous post. The key … Read More

A Promising Statin Alternative

When it comes to lowering cholesterol, statins work wonders.  But not everybody is able to tolerate statins, for one reason or another.  For the 5 to 10 percent of people who fall into this group, a new drug is being developed that may someday solve their problem. Read more: http://www.theheart.org/article/1376609/print.do http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/27/health/drug-to-cut-cholesterol-level-tests-better-than-statins.html?ref=health

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New Entry in the History of Bad Ideas

History is full of bad ideas with tragic consequences. Like buying statins without a prescription over the internet. Why is buying statins from a website a bad idea? A new study out of the University of Portsmouth, England, gives the answer. The researchers looked at 184 sites selling statins on the internet. They discovered a … Read More