In this study, 1,280 mg of artichoke leaf extract lowered cholesterol levels by ~ 4-6 % (~ 13 points if one has a cholesterol of 250) relative to placebo after 3 months of use. Add artichokes to your menu along with oats and garlic. Artichoke leaf extract is also one of many components of an herbal supplement that helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels. I invite you to read my overview of how to address high cholesterol.
"Artichoke leaf extract (Cynara scolymus) reduces plasma cholesterol in otherwise healthy hypercholesterolemic adults: A randomized, double blind placebo controlled trial," Bundy R, Simpson HC, et al, Phytomedicine, 2008 Apr 16;
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