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Eating this Nut Increases Good Cholesterol More than Taking a Statin

In All Health Watch, Cholesterol, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Heart and Cardiovascular by INH Research0 Comments

A small daily snack of almonds increases your “good” HDL cholesterol more than taking a statin drug.

That’s the surprising finding of a study by researchers at Penn State University.

The study followed 48 people at high risk for heart disease. For six weeks, the participants ate an identical diet, with one exception. Half were given an ounce and a half of almonds as a daily snack.… Read More

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The Delicious Holiday Treat That Cuts Cholesterol

In All Health Watch, Cholesterol, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Heart and Cardiovascular by INH Research0 Comments

If you’ve been gorging on chocolate and nuts over the holidays, there’s no reason to feel guilty, a study finds.

In fact, you may be doing your heart a favor.

Penn State University researchers found that choosing the right kind of chocolate and nuts can actually help you improve your cholesterol readings.

Previous studies have shown that when eaten separately, almonds and dark chocolate can help prevent heart disease.… Read More

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The Great Statin Myth

In All Health Watch, Big Pharma, Cholesterol, Featured Article, Health Warning, Heart and Cardiovascular by Garry Messick0 Comments

The number one most-prescribed drug in America is atorvastatin (Lipitor). More than 21 million people in the U.S. take it to lower their LDL cholesterol.

Nearly 15 million more take other statins such as simvastatin (Zocor), pravastatin (Pravachol), rosuvastatin (Crestor), and lovastatin (Mevacor).[1]

With these kind of numbers, you’d think there would be clear and convincing evidence that the drugs worked.… Read More

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Chocolate Lowers Heart Disease Risk, Study Finds

In All Health Watch, Cholesterol, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Heart and Cardiovascular by Garry Messick0 Comments

If there was any doubt before, there should be none now…

Chocolate is good for your heart.

Past studies have shown that chocolate lowers bad cholesterol and prevents atrial fibrillation, a type of irregular heartbeat.

And now, new research provides perhaps the strongest evidence yet that eating chocolate improves cardiovascular health.

The massive study followed 336,289 people for nine years. It found that eating chocolate more than once a week led to an 8% lower risk of heart disease.… Read More

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Big Fat Heart Lie Exposed

In All Health Watch, Cholesterol, Diabetes, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, General Health, Heart and Cardiovascular, Heart Attacks, Heart Disease, Stroke by Garry Messick0 Comments

We’ve been fighting the wrong enemy.

In the war against America’s biggest killer, heart disease, doctors told us for decades that we needed to cut saturated fat.

This, it turns out, is nonsense spawned by bad science.

One of the worst offenders is the 1969 Los Angeles VA Study.[i]

It looked at 850 elderly veterans who were divided into two groups.… Read More

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The Full-Fat Dairy Myth Debunked

In All Health Watch, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Diabetes, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, General Health, Heart and Cardiovascular, Heart Attacks, Heart Disease, Stroke by Garry Messick0 Comments

For decades, mainstream doctors warned us to stay away from fatty dairy products. Butter, whole milk, and cheese would clog our arteries, they said.

So those of us worried about heart disease opted for skim milk, if we drank milk at all. And we chose other low-fat dairy products whenever possible.

In recent years, researchers have started to question this conventional “wisdom.”… Read More