Are statins really the wonder drug they are claimed to be? They do lower cholesterol, but at what cost? It’s important to weigh up the benefits and the adverse effects. This article takes a comprehensive look at the evidence. WHAT ARE STATINS? Statins are a group of drugs developed to lower cholesterol levels by inhibiting […]

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By PATRICK HOLFORD and FIONA MCDONALD JOYCE The combination of eating oats, high in beta-glucans, and beans, nuts and seeds, high in plant sterols, helps to lower your cholesterol naturally. In a study designed by Professor David Jenkins (the man who invented the glycaemic index (GI)), 34 patients with high cholesterol were placed on a […]

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Soon the best, plump South African grapes will be on our supermarket shelves, and we can’t wait. But the multifaceted grape has much more to it than just the sweet and juicy flesh. Deep within the fruit lies a heart of gold – the seeds. Do you spit out grape seeds (in a genteel way, […]

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