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  • Not Just High, But Low Levels of LDL ‘Bad’ Cholesterol May Raise Diabetes Risk

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr January 14, 2022

    Both high and low levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol may increase the risk of diabetes, a new observational study has found. Compared to people with normal cholesterol levels, individuals with low and high levels of LDL cholesterol had a 57% and 29% higher risk of diabetes, respectively.   The study, “Both low and high levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol are risk factors for diabetes diagnosis in Chinese adults,” was published…

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  • Lean Beef Can be Part of a Heart-Healthy Diet

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr June 25, 2021

    Lean beef, in moderate quantities, can be part of a heart-healthy diet, a new study suggests.  Including up to 156g of lean beef daily in a healthy Mediterranean diet led to significant reductions in total cholesterol, non-high-density lipoprotein (HDL)-cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-cholesterol and LDL particle number. The study, “Effect of varying quantities of lean beef as part of a Mediterranean-style dietary pattern on lipids and lipoproteins: a randomised crossover-controlled…

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