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HysteryDiagnosis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 04:43 AM
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Vitamin D Fortified Yogurt, cholesterol levels and biomarkers of heart disease
Those crazy Iranians.

http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2011/11/25/Vitamin-D-for... /

TEHRAN, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Regular consumption of a vitamin D-fortified yogurt drink improves cholesterol levels and biomarkers of heart disease, in diabetics, researchers in Iran say.

Sakineh Shab-Bidar and colleagues at the National Research Institute and Faculty of Nutrition and Food Technology and Tehran University of Medical Sciences said not having enough vitamin D affects the inner lining of blood vessels -- endothelial cells -- eventually leading to atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease.

In a double-blind trial, researchers investigated the effect of vitamin D on the glycemic status, cholesterol levels and endothelial biomarkers of diabetics. Patients were given either a plain yogurt drink or the same drink fortified with vitamin D, twice a day for 12 weeks.

Patients who had taken the vitamin D yogurt also had improved cholesterol levels with lower total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein, the "bad," cholesterol and an increase in high-density lipoprotein, the "good," cholesterol.

All the improvements in cholesterol seemed to be due to the reduction in insulin resistance, the study said.

Read more: http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2011/11/25/Vitamin-D-for...
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spooky3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 09:25 AM
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1. I wish they'd fortify Chobani so I wouldn't have to take
A separate expensive pill.
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