Review supports sterols’ ability to lower triglycerides

Daily intake of plant sterols – well established to reduce cholesterol levels – may also produce «modest» reductions in triglyceride levels, says a new review Data from 12 clinical trials indicated that intakes of about 2 grams per day were associated with a 6% reduction in triglyceride leves. «Although not as strong as LD-cholesterol, elevated triglyceride […]

Researchers discover «normal» function of vitamin E

Scientists claim to have uncovered the first evidence for one of vitamin E’s normal bodily functions. The team of researchers found that the powerful antioxidant – found in most foods – helps to repair tears in the membranes that protect cells from outside forces, and also screen what enters and exit the cells. The team […]