HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Sunflower seeds, pistachios among top nuts for lowering cholesterol

Researchers have known for some time that nuts and seeds are rich sources of phytosterols, a class of plant chemicals that have been shown to reduce cholesterol levels and improve heart health. In what is believed to be the most comprehensive analysis to date of the phytosterol content of nuts and seeds, chemists at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Va., analyzed some 27 nut and seed products and found that pistachios and sunflower kernels had the highest levels of phytosterols among the nuts and seeds that are most commonly consumed as snack foods in the United States. Their study appears in the Nov. 30 issue of the American Chemical Society's Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.

Sesame seed and wheat germ actually ranked highest but are not consumed as frequently as individual foods, the researchers say. Brazil nuts and walnuts ranked the lowest in phytosterols, they say. The chemists caution that phytosterols are not the only food component involved in lowering cholesterol and that other compounds may also play a role. A well-balanced diet and frequent exercise are important keys to good health, they stress.

The American Chemical Society is a nonprofit organization, chartered by the U.S. Congress, with a multidisciplinary membership of more than 158,000 chemists and chemical engineers. It publishes numerous scientific journals and databases, convenes major research conferences and provides educational, science policy and career programs in chemistry. Its main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.


'"/>

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-4400
American Chemical Society
7-Dec-2005


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Refusal of medical and surgical interventions common among chronically ill elderly
2. New research finds high prevalence of smoking among physicians in China
3. Womens mortality rates for cardiovascular disease differ widely among hospitals
4. Sleep-related breathing disorder common among aggressive, bullying schoolchildren
5. Late weekend sleep among teens may lead to poor academic performance
6. Dating violence and sexual assault associated with suicide attempts among urban teens
7. Study finds difference in survival rates among white and black women with advanced breast cancer
8. Access to alcohol among middle school children
9. Binge drinking leads to neurocognitive deficits among college students
10. Rosiglitazone -- Seeking a balanced approach to avoid panic among patients
11. Angioplasty reduces long-term cardiac risk among heart patients with silent ischemia

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:9/13/2018)... ... 2018 , ... Nash Family Dentistry team, Drs. Jonathan Nash ... and the general public on the value of treating gum disease ... have extensive training in helping those with periodontal disease, but they have adopted ...
(Date:9/13/2018)... ... 2018 , ... Pulsara is honored to be represented by its CEO, Dr. ... 19-22 in Chicago. Dr. Woodson, ER Physician and Founder/CEO of Pulsara, has been ... Clinical Communication & Collaboration (CC&C) is Not Enough: Why You Need a Regional Communication ...
(Date:9/12/2018)... ... ... Today, Sterling , a rope and life-safety equipment company, announced two ... of the Lotus Flower Tower in Canada’s Cirque of the Unclimbables. Although Jim was ... duo decided to persevere and with some assistance from rigger Pat Goodman and cinematographer ...
(Date:9/12/2018)... ... 2018 , ... Donaldson Plastic Surgery has been included on the Inc. 5000 ... 50 list of central Ohio's fastest growing businesses. The plastic surgery practice was ranked ... It is the only medical practice and plastic surgery office to make the regional ...
(Date:9/7/2018)... ... September 07, 2018 , ... ... products with a presence worldwide, today announced that its Chief Executive Officer, Asma ... Entrepreneurship. Ms. Ishaq will be presented the award on Friday, September 7, at ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/1/2018)... ... August 31, 2018 , ... New England College of ... a Vice President/ Dean of Academic Affairs. Reporting directly to the President of ... the chief academic officer responsible for the faculty and the related administrative departments ...
(Date:9/1/2018)... Sedona, AZ (PRWEB) , ... September 01, 2018 , ... ... looking to optimize your health, research has shown a balanced diet is key. ... seeking ways to receive the highest form of nutrition to improve or continue their ...
(Date:9/1/2018)... (PRWEB) , ... September 01, 2018 , ... Dr. Payam ... oral surgery, and orthodontic treatment he has been offering patients for twenty years at ... of the dental services they are likely to need under a single roof. Periodontics ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: