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Will taking guggul help with my cholesterol level?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Guggul

I have been unable to find any evidence that guggul helps lower cholesterol.

In brief: Guggul

I have been unable to find any evidence that guggul helps lower cholesterol.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine

In brief: Possibly

The jury is still out on this one.
Several studies show guggul lowers cholesterol 10-27%, but a 2003 study in jama showed no reduction in cholesterol, though that study showed it reduced fasting blood sugar, blood pressure & c-reactive protein. It may be that guggul will lower cholesterol more when combined with a low fat diet. See http://cholesterol.About.Com/od/herbalmedicine/a/guggul.Htm.

In brief: Possibly

The jury is still out on this one.
Several studies show guggul lowers cholesterol 10-27%, but a 2003 study in jama showed no reduction in cholesterol, though that study showed it reduced fasting blood sugar, blood pressure & c-reactive protein. It may be that guggul will lower cholesterol more when combined with a low fat diet. See http://cholesterol.About.Com/od/herbalmedicine/a/guggul.Htm.
Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker
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