Earl Grey, the brew that could tackle heart disease: Scientists say bergamot found in the tea could be as effective as statins in controlling cholesterol

The beverage contains extracts of a fruit called bergamot which scientists at the University of Calabria in Italy believe is a superfood for the heart.
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STATINS provide a buffer against heart disease by reducing the production of cholesterol in the liver. The effects of the cholesterol-lowering drugs are not entirely benign, however. Specific dietary interactions can induce unpleasant side effects. According to a BMJ review, "excessive" consumption of two fruits can intensify a painful side effect.
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Conclusion Lower levels of perception of pharmacological prevention were associated with subsequent non-implementation and non-persistence to medication in patients with incident IHD.
Source: BMJ Open - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Open access, Cardiovascular medicine Source Type: research
STATINS are a group of medicines that are used to lower the cholesterol in your blood, helping to prevent heart disease and stroke. Like all medications, statins have potential side effects, some of which may occur throughout the day, and are more common than others.
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Statins have strong recommendations for secondary prevention of future cardiovascular events in patients with ischemic heart disease (IHD).1 However, statins remain vastly underused in patients with cardiovascular disease and those at high risk of cardiovascular disease.2 The identified factors contributing to health care disparities in vulnerable population include having a low income, older age, being residents of rural area, and residing in southeastern United States.3 Multiple analyses from various databases have reported that disparities in optimal use of statins are more prevalent among racial/ethnic minorities.
Source: The American Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research
STATINS reduce the risk of developing heart disease by helping to halt the production of cholesterol inside the liver. According to Harvard Health, statins produce this effect most efficiently at a specific time of the day.
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Int J Mol Sci. 2021 Dec 15;22(24):13471. doi: 10.3390/ijms222413471.ABSTRACTChronic low-grade inflammation is involved in coronary atherosclerosis, presenting multiple clinical manifestations ranging from asymptomatic to stable angina, acute coronary syndrome, heart failure and sudden cardiac death. Coronary microvasculature consists of vessels with a diameter less than 500 μm, whose potential structural and functional abnormalities can lead to inappropriate dilatation and an inability to meet the required myocardium oxygen demands. This review focuses on the pathogenesis of coronary microvascular dysfunction and the ca...
Source: Atherosclerosis - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research
STATINS reduce high cholesterol levels - a precursor to heart disease. You may want to stop taking statins after a period of time but this can have grave consequences warns the NHS.
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To compare clinical and psychological factors among patients with self-perceived statin-associated muscle symptoms (SAMS), confirmed SAMS, and refuted SAMS in coronary heart disease patients (CHD).
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STATINS are integral to keeping high cholesterol levels at bay for millions of people at risk of heart disease worldwide. It is important to know that statins can interact with specific dietary decisions. Two healthy foods can undermine the effectiveness of the cholesterol-lowering drug, warns one study.
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