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Juice Reduces Cholesterol ~ [Issue 0500-5]  Wellness Weekly
 May 30, 2000 20:24 PDT 

TO FIGHT CHOLESTEROL, GET JUICED!

In a study reported to the American Heart Association, researchers at
the University of Western Ontario found drinking orange juice can
significantly improve the balance of "good" and "bad" cholesterol in
the blood.

Over the course of 12 weeks, subjects with moderately high
cholesterol drank first one 250 ml glass of juice per day, then two
and finally three. By the time they were drinking three a day, HDL
("good") cholesterol levels were up 21 percent and LDL ("bad") levels
were down by 16 percent.

Says lead researcher Dr. Kurowska, in a university press release,
"This research has potentially enormous implications because it is
normally difficult to change HDL levels through diet. Help for high
cholesterol may lie in the refrigerator."

The study, funded by a grant from Tropicana Products, Inc., also
found the juice raised folate levels, an important factor (associated
with lowered homocysteine levels) in reducing heart disease risk.

Previous studies at the University of Western Ontario have shown
flavonoids, such as those in orange juice, to reduce the growth of
breast cancer cells. A study published in the Journal of the American
Heart Association found the potassium in oranges, bananas, green
leafy vegetables and in supplement form, to be of benefit in lowering
high blood pressure.

In other words, if your HDL/LDL balance is tipping toward ill health,
it may be time to get juiced!
	
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