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Is there a link between coffee and cholesterol?

Is there a link between coffee and cholesterol?

Cholesterol is naturally produced by the liver as well as through the foods that we eat. Studies say that coffee affects how cholesterol is produced by the body. Cafestol are coffee oils dubbed as the strongest cholesterol-raising compound in the human diet. Cafestol amounts are at its highest in Turkish, Scandinavian and French-pressed brews and...

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These Good Bacteria Can Help Lower Lipids and Cholesterol Levels

These Good Bacteria Can Help Lower Lipids and Cholesterol Levels

Probiotics, also known as “good” microbes, are found in fermented foods like yogurt as well as some supplements. Studies have shown that consuming probiotics for four weeks or longer can help lower your lipid levels. Though probiotics have no known side effects and have health benefits like slightly lowering blood pressure, consult your doctor before...

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Cholesterol Levels Boosted after Christmas

Cholesterol Levels Boosted after Christmas

A new study from Copenhagen found that cholesterol readings of 25,000 Danes were raised right after the Christmas holidays. In addition, the risk of having high levels of cholesterol is found to be six times higher after Christmas than during summer. Authors of the study point to the large volume of rich and fatty Christmas...