Olive oil may lower LDL-cholesterol levels

One of the mayor causes of metabolic syndrome and other metabolic related diseases is the lipid profile. In a recently published randomized clinical trial, olive oil, in the context of a Mediterranean diet, and the additional benefits of oat consumption demonstrated improvements on cholesterol levels. The effects of lower LDL-cholesterol levels (“bad cholesterol”) were observed […]

Hypertriglyceridemic waist in the PREDIMED-Plus trial

Prevalence of hypertriglyceridemic waist (HTGW), which is characterized by abdominal obesity and high levels of triglycerides, was assessed among 6,732 participants of the PREDIMED-Plus trial. Researchers concluded that those who smoked, had a sedentary lifestyle, higher BMI, and higher levels of glucose and lipid profile [total cholesterol, low density lipoproteins (LDL), and triglycerides (TG)] frequently had […]