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Statins May Offer Benefits Beyond Cholesterol Control

You may take a statin to help improve your cholesterol profile, but research suggests that there may be additional benefits, as well as some potential risks, to go along with these widely prescribed medications.

Statins work by inhibiting an enzyme that controls the rate of cholesterol production in the body. The

What’s Really in Your “Dietary Supplements”?

Surveys have shown that a large majority of Americans are confident in the “safety, quality and effectiveness” of products marketed as “dietary supplements” (a term derived from a 1994 law that questionably grouped drug-type herbal and botanical extracts with essential vitamins and minerals). So many were shocked at the recent

Eat Anthocyanin-rich Plants, from Blueberries to Black Beans

Anthocyanins—compounds responsible for producing the bright red, blue-purple, and even black hues found in plants—are much more than just a fancy name. They have been the subject of investigation by both nutrition scientists and botanists for their role in attracting insects for pollination, the self-defense for the plant, and human

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