Monday, July 7, 2008

Yogurt - probiotics significantly boost HDL

New Hope Natural Media Online:
"12/5/02 - Healthnotes Newswire
Women who eat yogurt every day may experience an increase in the level of “good” cholesterol...Over the 21-week trial, a small increase in the total cholesterol level was observed that was not statistically significant. A larger, and statistically significant, 38% increase was observed in HDL, or “good” cholesterol levels after eating the yogurt. No change was observed in LDL, or “bad,” cholesterol levels. Despite the small increase in total cholesterol levels, the increase in HDL cholesterol would presumably decrease the risk of developing heart disease, as past research has shown this type of cholesterol to be protective...Animal and human studies have found many other benefits from yogurt ingestion, including prevention of diarrhea, stimulation of the immune system and prevention of vaginal yeast infections..."

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