Background: Cardiovascular diseases continue to be a challenge and burden to heath. The incidence of type 2 diabetes is increasing. Modifying the (common) risk factors of them is the key of longterm success. The aim of the study was to establish if the special composition of innovative food supplementLearn more
Background: Previous studies showed that a probiotic-rich diet may improve the plasma lipid profile and lower the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). In a randomized controlled study we tested the possibility for regulation of plasma lipid profile using a kefir that contained the antioxidative probiotic strain, Lactobacillus fermentum ME-3 (DSM14241). The trial was performed in clinically healthy adults with borderline-high serum low-density lipoproteincholesterol (LDL-C) and/or high serum triglyceride (TG) levels based on guidelines from the European Cardiology Society and European Atherosclerosis Society. Methods: One hundred sixty four participants meetingLearn more
The main cause of heart disease is the narrowing of the artery walls due to the build up of plaque. With time this plaque can block the blood vessels, it can also detach and cause a heart attack or stroke. Usually, high levels of LDL ‘bad Cholesterol’ are the main reason for this plaque forming, however it is not the LDL itself which causes the problem but rather it’s oxidized form (oxLDL). Stress, smoking, and poor diet have all been linked to increased inflammation and oxidation of LDL. Therefore, it is very important to reduce inflammation and oxidative stress to prevent plaque from forming in the artery walls.
Most people who have high LDL cholesterol are put onto statin medication, however there are people who can’t or don’t want to use statin medication because of the side effects. These side effects are numerous and may include muscle pain, muscle weakness, tiredness, kidney stress, liver stress, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, dizziness and trouble breathing to name but a few.