Bergamot useful to fight cholesterol
A recent research has suggested that "Bergamot", an Italian fruit can potentially reduce "bad" cholesterol and stimulates "good" cholesterol.
Moreover, Scientists have also claimed that the fruit can even help patients taking heart medicines to reduce their dose, the Daily Express reported.
The research was led by the University Magna Graecia in southern Italy and suggested that Bergamot can be useful for an effective alternative treatment for patients unable to tolerate statins, which is considered to be a wonder drug for reducing cholesterol, the fat-like substance that furs up arteries, triggering heart attacks and strokes.
A total number of 237 patients were given the trial for 30 days using the fruit and it was observed a signification reduction of cholesterol level to 38 percent.
Citrus bergamot has a specific aroma and hence widely used in Earl Grey tea and variety of perfumes.
The findings of the study has been published in the International Journal of Cardiology.
?With inputs from ANI
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