On Dec. 2008 the Journal of Food Chemistry and Toxicology published an animal study entitled Comparative evaluation of the hypolipidemic effects of coconut water and lovastatin in rats fed fat-cholesterol enriched diet. The study conclusion was as follows: Coconut water has lipid lowering effect similar to the drug lovastatin in rats fed fat-cholesterol enriched diet.
A promising new study published in the International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition reveals that the popular kitchen spice ginger may be an effective treatment for the prevention of diabetes and its complications.
Confirmed Again: Statin Drugs Calcify The Coronary Arteries -A new study published in the journal Atherosclerosis found that statin use is associated with a 52% increased prevalence and extent of coronary artery plaques possessing calcium. Published on August 24th, it preceded one three weeks earlier by the journal Diabetes Care. See article for more details.
New research published this week in the journal Heart has confirmed the findings of two controversial studies on calcium supplementation and heart attack risk published in the British Medical Journal last year, and which found a 24-27 percent increased risk of heart attack for those who took 500 mg of elemental calcium a day.
More and more women are being prescribed cholesterol-lowering statins and some doctors are even recommending the drugs be added to the water supply or dispensed at the McDonald’s drive-thru windows. However, postmenopausal women using statins may be increasing their risk of diabetes according to a study published by the Archives of Internal Medicine.
Many studies show that there is a definite connection between heart disease and cholesterol. Some doctors suggest the intake of statins, a cholesterol-lowering drug for patients with high cholesterol since it one point of cholesterol level drop reduces the risk of heart attack by 2 percent. However, taking statins can cause several side effects like liver damage, muscle pain, fatigue and other. So we listed the 5 natural ways of lowering your cholesterol naturally.
Research revealing the broad spectrum toxicity of statin drugs continues to accumulate unabated. Adding to a growing body of clinical evidence that they may cause over 300 adverse health effects, a new study reveals that these cholesterol-lowering drugs may be contributing to an epidemic of arthritis and autoimmunity in exposed populations, as well.
The neurotoxicity of statin drugs are back in the news. Following on the heels of the FDA decision earlier this year to require statin drugs manufacturers to add memory loss as a side effect of this chemical class, a new study in published in the Journal of Diabetes reveals a clear association between statin use and peripheral neuropathy in a US population 40 years of age and older.
"The vast majority of babies are given Tylenol (acetaminophen) within the first six months of life. ... Now, a major study of over 20,000 children suggests that giving this popular medicine even as infrequently as once per year could have a permanent, life-threatening health effect." http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/tylenol-just-once-month-raises-childs-asthma-risk-540
With over 1,300 published studies on the health benefits of Spirulina there is no doubt that this is one of the best superfoods on the planet. BioOptimal outlines our Top 16 Spirulina Benefits. https://www.biooptimalsupplements.com/spirulina-benefits/