Phytosterol Supplementation

Summary English medical professionals are instructed NEVER to advised patients to eat phytosterol enriched foods. On the other hand the Australian Heart Foundation recommends medical professionals advise patients to consume 2–3 g of phytosterols per day from margarine, breakfast cereal, reduced fat yoghurt or reduced fat milk enriched with phytosterols (approximately 2–3 serves per day of … Read more

Have you ever wondered what is above Thunderstorms?

In recent decades, researchers have begun looking at some strange optical phenomena in the cloud tops. High above ordinary lightning, exotic forms known as sprites and elves shoot upwards to the electrically charged ionosphere. They are cool and colourful relatives to the sizzling bolts that plunge down towards the Earth.Once referred to as Upper-atmospheric lightning … Read more

The Failed Holy Grail

A promising molecule called a CETP inhibitor was discovered about 20 years ago. It had the potential to both raise good cholesterol while at the same time reduce bad cholesterol. Conventional cholesterol lowering medication (drugs called statins) only reduce bad cholesterol and then not by as much as the CETP inhibitors promised to. Following conventional … Read more

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