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YES: Numerous research studies show that beta sitosterol lowers LDL cholesterol 9-14%. Beta sitosterol can be consumed by eating foods rich in plant sterols and stanols and also by taking supplements. See http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/dietary-factors/phytochemicals/phytosterols for details. ...Read more
Yes, about 13%: There have been many research studies showing that Beta sitosterol lowers LDL an average of 13%. See http://tinyurl.com/zu4ap6w Beta sitosterol is much safer than statins for lowering cholesterol; see http://tinyurl.com/p48fhko However, while high LDL can be a factor in cardiovascular disease the main cause is inflammation. See http://tinyurl.com/axtab4d and http://tinyurl.com/9x3n594 ...Read more
Specific & limited: Pregnenolone is an adrenal hormone made from cholesterol, and is the pre-cursor for sex-steroid hormones. It is said to 'improve mood, ' but no strong data support. To my knowledge there is no role for it's use as a supplement. Aromatase inhibitors are for treatment of some breast cancers; they're also used off-label for ovulation induction in women. No other appropriate uses to my knowledge. ...Read more
Are beta blockers & calcium channel blockers truly contradicted in Wolff-Parkinson-White patients?
Not the same.: Hemoglobin e is found in the asian population frequently and may be seen with thal trait. Thal major is a serious problem requiring much intervention, including transfusions and frequently splenectomy. Your doctor should be your guiding you. Pregnancy needs to be discussed with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer