Thursday, April 9, 2015

Broccoli Type It Can Lower Bad Cholesterol

Broccoli is known to reduce cholesterol problems naturally. However, scientists have now created a new version of broccoli which when consumed can help reduce bad cholesterol or LDL by about 6 percent.

Variations broccoli contains compounds that could be developed natural glucoraphanin two to three times more. The team from the University of Reading perform two independent studies that followed a total of 130 volunteers were given high glucoraphanin broccoli 400g per week.

After 12 weeks, the researchers measured levels of LDL cholesterol in their blood, which on average fell about 6 percent. As reported from Timesofindia, Friday (10/04/2015), LDL cholesterol is a known risk factor for heart disease.

Although the result of the decline in trials that seem small, the large population level, the percent reduction in LDL cholesterol is known to be associated with decreased 1-2 percent risk of coronary artery disease.

Food or other materials that have been proven to lower LDL cholesterol is a beta-glucan in oats and stanols. They can reduce the absorption of cholesterol in the body.

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