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Im considering taking Tumeric. Will Tumeric lower my cholesterol level?

November 21, 2019 2 min read

Studies conducted on animals and humans have shown that Turmeric supplements have the potential to lower LDL and triglyceride cholesterol levels. LDL stands for Low-Density Cholesterol and is known as bad cholesterol because it has the potential to cause artery blockage. LDL combine with other substances to form plaque in your arteries and cause a condition called atherosclerosis. When this happens, your arteries will become narrow, which would prevent blood and oxygen flow into your hearth. A buildup of cholesterol in your arteries can cause coronary artery disease.

Triglycerides are also known as lipids or the main fats in the body. They are the end products of digestion, and they are stored in the body regions such as the belly or hips. When your body needs more energy or has gone a long time without eating, your body, hormones would release them and supply you the energy you need. However, they can be dangerous when they are in excess

The research carried out on humans has shown that Turmeric lowers LDL and triglycerides and also prevents Low-Density Cholesterol from being oxidized. Oxidation is what causes the formation of atherosclerosis in humans.


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