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The cholesterol/booze link

Wine drinkers everywhere who are waging war against their cholesterol levels are looking to be validated in their love affair with the fermented grape.  Inquiring minds want to know: can a glass of red wine positively affect  cholesterol levels? The answer is yes, but it’s not just wine that can do it. “Moderate amounts of alcohol raise levels of… Continue reading The cholesterol/booze link

health · nutrition

Getting cholesterol under control: Why eating plant sterols and stanols works!

The first in a series: food, exercise and smoking- how they really impact our cholesterol. Going Nuts! Even though I eat healthy, exercise to a fault, and don’t smoke, my ‘genes’ still don’t seem to fit. Over the past fifteen years my cholesterol has teetered between 230 and 255 (not horrifying numbers but not great… Continue reading Getting cholesterol under control: Why eating plant sterols and stanols works!