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Heart attack: The cholesterol-lowering snack that could slash your risk of an incident

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Doctor Ros added: “While this is not a tremendous decrease in LDL cholesterol, it’s important to note that at the start of the study all our participants were quite healthy, free of major non-communicable diseases.

“However, as expected in an elderly population close to 50 percent of participants were being treated for both high blood pressure and hypercholesterolemia.

“Thanks in part to statin treatments in 32 percents, the average cholesterol levels for all people in our study were normal.

“For individuals with high blood pressure, the LDL cholesterol reduction after a nut-enriched diet may be much greater.

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