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will taking cinnimon pills lower cholesterol?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Doubt: Although, it is a popular belief that cinnamon helps lower cholesterol, i've yet to see a single patient in my practice who had success with this treatment. I've not seen cinnamon to be found to be effective in studies to decrease cholesterol.
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 27 years experience
Cinnamon benefits: The benefits of pure high grade cinnamon has been shown to help decrease the absorption of fat and sugar during digestion. Most people use some generic form of cinnamon which does not help. You must still eat well with a low fat, low glycemic diet for this to be effective.

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Can cholesterol drugs cause glaucoma?

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Glaucoma cholesterol: According to a study published in the archives of opthalmology in 2004 patients taking statin medications were less likely to develop glaucoma than those who were not. In addition those taking non-statin cholesterol lowering meds were also less likely to deveolp glaucoma. Patients who had used statins for two years or longer were 40% less likely to develop glaucoma than those who had not.
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Is HDL the type of cholesterol that is bad for you?

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Have doctors found that certain foods lower bad cholesterol?

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Are there certain foods that will lower LDL cholesterol?|

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Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 36 years experience
LDL Cholesterol: The short answer is no and yes. Yes - eliminating or restricting the intake of some foods is generally accepted as a way to influence one's LDL cholesterol. However, this is very limited. That is, one can only reduce one's cholesterol by changing one's diet somewhat. Also, the numerical measure of LDL is only one indicator. The quality of the cholesterol particles can be even more important.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Are blueberries the best fruit to lower cholesterol or is there one better?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Many are good: Almost all fruits are good at reducing your cholesterol: melon, watermelon, oranges, apples (and they keep the doctor away), grapes, bananas, mango, papaya, strawberries, blueberries, but not coconut.

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