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Eating grapes lowers cholesterol

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Eating two helpings of grapes a day for a month has been found to increase microbiome diversity and to reduce bile acid production by...

Lipophilic statins linked to higher risk of dementia

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Atorvastatin and simvastatin are lipophilic statins and, unlike hydrophilic statins, have been linked to a higher risk of dementia; is this because of the...

A happy marriage reduces heart health problems significantly

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Research from the American Heart Association has shown that marriage, especially being happily married, reduces the risk of death in people with heart disease. A...

Butyrate significantly improves your health

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Butyrate is a Short Chain Fatty Acid made by certain gut bacteria from fermentable fibre; it is essential both for good gut health and...

Salt causes hypertension via gut microbiome

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Restricting salt consumption below 2.3 gm per day, increased short-chain fatty acid levels in the blood stream and lowered hypertension, blood pressure and improved...

Lactic Acid Bacteria explained

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A patient-friendly explanation of Lactic Acid Bacteria, or LABs, which control our health by controlling our blood sugar, cholesterol, our immune response, neutralising potential...

Is Lycopene better than statins?

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The bioactive ingredient Lycopene in tomatoes reduces ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol in the blood whilst slightly increasing good cholesterol levels. It also reduces blood pressure,...

Olive oil changes gut and metabolic health

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The type of fat you consume alters your gut microbiome and exerts a major role in the development of metabolic syndrome via hormones such...

The myth of high cholesterol and heart disease

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Saturated fat and heart disease risk unproven In a meta-study review of 72 studies looking at the link between fatty acids and coronary disease (heart...