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  • Statin Cholesterol Drugs and Invasive Breast Cancer
    Statin Cholesterol Drugs and Invasive Breast Cancer
    Reducing cholesterol levels may inhibit breast cancer development, but the long-term use of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs is associated with more than double the risk of both types of breast...
  • Cholesterol Feeds Breast Cancer Cells
    Cholesterol Feeds Breast Cancer Cells
    Cholesterol appears to stimulate the growth of human breast cancer cells, which may explain why phytosterol-rich foods such as pumpkin seeds are associated with reduced breast cancer risk.
  • Pistachio Nuts for Erectile Dysfunction
    Pistachio Nuts for Erectile Dysfunction
    Men eating pistachio nuts experienced a significant improvement in blood flow through the penis accompanied by significantly firmer erections in just three weeks, perhaps due to pistachios'...
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil vs. Nuts
    Extra Virgin Olive Oil vs. Nuts
    The short-term effect of replacing refined olive oil with extra virgin olive oil, walnuts, or almonds on cardiovascular risk factors.
  • Optimal Phytosterol Source
    Optimal Phytosterol Source
    Whole food sources of phytosterols, such as seeds and nuts, are likely superior to supplements or phytosterol-fortified spreads and beverages.
  • Optimal Phytosterol Dose
    Optimal Phytosterol Dose
    Those eating plant-based diets get the most phytosterols, but there is still room for improvement to maximize cholesterol reduction.
  • How Phytosterols Lower Cholesterol
    How Phytosterols Lower Cholesterol
    Phytosterols are plant-based cholesterol look-alikes in nuts and seeds that help maximize our body’s excretion of excess cholesterol.
  • Are Avocados Good for You?
    Are Avocados Good for You?
    Persin, a natural toxin found in avocados, appears so effective at killing breast cancer cells that it is being considered as a chemotherapy agent.
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