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Chromium, Grape Seed Extract May Lower LDL


Chromium, Grape Seed Extract May Lower LDL

BENICIA, Calif.--Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center found that a niacin-bound form of chromium combined with a grape seed proanthocyanidin extract significantly reduced elevated cholesterol levels. Three groups of patients received either a placebo twice a day, 200 mcg of chromium twice a day or a combination of 200 mcg of chromium and 100 mg of grape seed extract twice a day for two months.

Hypercholesterolemic patients taking the combination reduced both total cholesterol levels and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) levels by 16.5 and 20 percent respectively, the most significant effects out of the three groups. The research was contracted by InterHealth Nutraceuticals. For more information, call (800) 783-4636 or visit

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