The Effects of Plant-based and Animal-based Proteins on Cholesterol Levels

In an era of increasingly varied diet plans and nutritional alternatives, the debate concerning animal-based versus plant-based diets for optimal health outcomes is as pertinent as ever. While the dangers of excessive saturated fat consumption are well-known, the full extent of complications related to animal-based, fat-rich diets such as Western-style eating remains under examination. According […]

Higher Egg and Cholesterol Consumption Increases Heart Disease and Death Risk

Contrary to 2010 guidelines, the new 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans  from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services no longer limits the consumption of dietary cholesterol, which used to be 300 mg per day, nor does it advise against eating eggs. In fact, the current dietary recommendations include weekly egg consumption as part of a […]

Heart Health Benefits of Walnuts

In recent years, studies have increasingly suggested that consumption of nuts can boost heart health, as nuts contain unsaturated fatty acids, fiber, protein, vitamin E, folate, and several minerals, such as potassium, zinc, and magnesium. Nuts also boast additional bioactive chemicals, including phenolics and phytosterols. A 2016 study in the British Medical Journal reinforced the […]

Stopping Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Could be Deadly

A new study confirms that stopping a cholesterol-lowering drug can be critically dangerous. Researchers found that people who stopped taking statins, after reporting a side effect, were 13% more likely to die, or have a hear attack or stroke over the next four years. Statins work by inhibiting the liver’s ability to produce cholesterol, while […]

Unscrambling Eggs: Nutrition Science

A recent article published through National Public Radio analyzes and assesses one of humankind’s most reliable source of calories: eggs, which have historically been obtained “with minimal exertion and zero horticulture skills.” In the late 1970s, specifically, the appreciation of eggs was at an all-time high, as physicians began to realize that excess cholesterol is […]