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It is not clear whether statin treatment is beneficial in a primary prevention setting, that is in people without prevalent CVD who are at relatively lower risk. The recent results of the JUPITER trial1 have fuelled an intense debate whether statins should be given for primary prevention of CVD. http://ebm.bmj.com/content/16/1/8.full?keytype=ref&siteid=...


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Statins for or against dementia? Irrelevant. So: no in both ways. Statins seem to have both benefits and detriments. There are a few side effects of notable gravity. While most conventional practitioners emphasise the harm reduction potential and health benefits, downplaying the side-effects that even have to be listed in the packaging, the so-called '...


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This meta-analysis from 1992 by Hopkins of 76 trials where food was supplied by a metabolic kitchen nicely answers this question. [1] The rise in cholestrol on consuming cholesterol is closely tied to the baseline consumption of dietary cholesterol. So, you can see that if you're on a plant based diet ( or vegan ), with zero cholesterol intake, then ...


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What is the best scientific understanding of the relationship between dietary cholesterol and blood-level cholesterol? This can be answered from another answer I have given to a similar question Does eating high cholesterol foods impact cholesterol blood levels of 30% of population based on Web MD article? This meta-analysis from 1992 by Hopkins of 76 ...


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In this comprehensive review of gall bladder physiology, it states that In the digestive period strong gallbladder contractions and sphincter of Oddi relaxation lead to the high rates of bile discharge flowing into the common bile duct and duodenum. During this period, the gallbladder motor activity like the rest of the gastrointestinal tract is ...


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In summary: The intake of soluble fiber: may worsen morning sickness and irritable bowel syndrome (from foods, less likely from supplements) may be associated with increased satiety and a small reduction in blood pressure, cholesterol and blood glucose levels may not be associated with lower risk of constipation, diabetes type 2, cardiovascular disease and ...


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Here is a study that confirms green tea (including matcha) causes significant reduction in LDL-cholesterol (aka bad cholesterol) concentration. I read that in this article which contains first-hand matcha information from renowned tea farmers and teamasters. The PubMed abstract: Green tea intake lowers fasting serum total and LDL cholesterol in adults: a ...


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