Research Roundup

December 2015 Issue

On Butter, Flaxseed and Whole Grains

Moderate intake of butter may result in increased levels of total and LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, as well as increased HDL (“good”) cholesterol, according to a new study from the University of Copenhagen. Flaxseed supplementation was associated with significant reductions of both diastolic (DBP) and systolic blood pressure (SBP) by approximately 2.85 mmHg and 2.39 mmHg, respectively. Whole grain consumption, regardless of type, was associated with reduced risk of all-cause mortality.

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