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Conquer Cholesterol

Posted Nov 30 2011 2:11am

Thirty percent (30%) of total deaths worldwide are a result of cardiovascular disease (CVD), most prominently heart disease and stroke. Previous studies have demonstrated the therapeutic value of Vitamin C supplementation in reducing total serum cholesterol.   National University of Health Sciences (Illinois, USA) researchers found that Vitamin C exerts a beneficial effect on LDL (Iow-density, “bad”) cholesterol, which may be a more reliable predictive measure of coronary heart disease risk than total cholesterol.  Conducting a meta-analysis of thirteen randomized controlled trials, involving a total of 405 study participants (average age 58.9 years) with elevated cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia), the team observed that daily supplementation of Vitamin C (at 500 mg/day, for a period of 3 to 24 weeks) resulted in a 7.9 mg/dL (equivalent to 5%) reduction of LDL cholesterol.  The researchers submit that this reduction translates to a 6.6% reduction in coronary heart disease risk.

Therapeutic Daily Dosing: Consult an anti-aging physician to determine the dosing that is appropriate for your medical needs.

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