An avocado a day may help keep bad cholesterol at bay, study Eating one avocado a day as part of a heart healthy, cholesterol-lowering moderate-fat diet can help improve bad cholesterol levels in overweight...

Studies released on 4 July 2012 in the international peer-reviewed journal Molecular Nutrition and Food Research (MNFR) based in Germany address the effects of foods such as oats, virgin olive oil, and...

A leading Australian nutrition scientist, Professor Andrew Sinclair from Deakin University, has called for mandatory labelling in Australia of trans fat in food products. His findings indicate that some...

There are several dairy products on the Australian market that are supplemented by phytosterols and marketed as cholesterol-lowering. Phytosterol esters are essentially fatty acids derived from plants,...

The findings of a new Swedish study, published this week, suggest that a diet high in saturated fatty acids could have a better effect on blood sugar levels and blood lipids than previously thought. Results...

Research by some Canadians published this week by the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that when it comes to lowering LDL levels (the so-called ‘bad cholesterol’), what you eat...