“Good” cholesterol is also known as HDL-C (HDL Cholesterol). HDL is a transport molecule that carries cholesterol from our body back to our liver. When higher amounts of cholesterol are brought back to the liver, the liver recognizes that our body has too much and in response, decreases its production. Higher HDL cholesterol has been associated with less cardiovascular events.
Sunlight and Cancer
The connection between Vitamin D deficiency and cancer was first made by Drs. Frank and Cedric Garland from the University of California, San Diego. After finding that the incidence of colon cancer was nearly three times higher in New York than in New Mexico, the Garland brothers hypothesized that lack of sun exposure, resulting in a vitamin D deficiency, played a role. Research now indicates that being deficient in vitamin D increases the risk of many cancers, especially breast and colon. For example, a four-year, placebo-controlled study involving 1,179 postmenopausal women concluded that vitamin D supplementation produced a dramatic 60% drop in the risk
Walnuts can lower cholesterol.A new study published in the British Journal of Nutrition has found that walnuts lower LDL (or bad) cholesterol prevent bone loss, and even fight cancer.
Researchers from the University of California, Davis fed mice with prostate tumors the human equivalent of three ounces of walnuts a day. At the conclusion of the study, the mices tumors shrunk by 50 percent, and tumor growth slowed by 30 percent compared to control mice.
These results make me very hopeful that walnuts may be beneficial both in terms of avoiding cancer and slowing cancer growth and therefore should be included in a balanced diet with lots of fruits and vegetables, said Dr. Paul Davis, lead researcher of the study. If additional research determines that