Will citrus bergamot lower cholesterol? Maybe

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Citrus bergamia, the bergamot orange, acts on exactly the same enzyme as red yeast rice and statins to reduce cholesterol, but the results are not conclusive. Also: concave fingernails and bad|and response|bad response|reaction|response and concave fingernails to ACE inhibitor blood pressure medicine.

Q. I’ve had success taking red yeast rice to reduce my cholesterol. It’s not as powerful now|effective|powerful as initially|effective|powerful.

My nutritionist suggested trying citrus bergamot. Is there research to back this up?

A. We were amazed to learn that Citrus bergamia, the bergamot orange, acts on exactly the exact same enzyme as red yeast rice and statins to lower cholesterol (Fitoterapia, April 2011). Scientists have conducted a handful of studies to ascertain if this fruit or its extract|its extract or this fruit would be effective for treating high cholesterol. One study of 80 individuals found that a bergamot extract (Bergavit R) reduced cholesterol significantly during the six-month research (Frontiers in Pharmacology, Jan. 6, 2016). This trial was not placebo-controlled. And some other|some|various studies haven’t confirmed the lipid-lowering benefits|benefits|advantages of bergamot|bergamot’s lipid-lowering advantages|benefits|advantages.

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