Eating candy has seldom been associated with a lowering of cholesterol levels.
However, a new study published in the latest British Journal of Nutrition has proven that one candy is extremely effective to lower cholesterol.
And this comes on top of other studies that further attests to this delicious candy effectiveness in lowering blood pressure, improving type 2 diabetes, and helping with numerous other health issues.
Dark chocolate is a sweet that is a particularly rich source of magnesium and this new study has shown that magnesium can help you to maintain a healthy cholesterol profile.
Chinese researchers decided to study the effects of magnesium on cholesterol in different groups of people, including those with type 2 diabetes, those who were obese, and those who were relatively healthy.
They used the information of 8,163 adults that was obtained from the China Health and Nutrition Survey.
Blood samples were taken throughout the study for the measuring of magnesium circulation, and the subjects were divided into groups with low, medium, and high magnesium counts.
They found that those with the least magnesium in their blood streams had the highest level of LDL cholesterol, something that was sometimes referred to as bad cholesterol.
In addition, with the exception of healthy HDL cholesterol, they also had the highest amount of other fats present in their blood.
In other words, the more magnesium present in their bodies, the lower their harmful cholesterol scores.
Predictably, those with type II diabetes and obesity had much higher levels of cholesterol when compared to those that did not have these two conditions.
When they considered the influence of magnesium on cholesterol in people with type 2 diabetes and obesity, they found that magnesium was unable to save diabetics from high cholesterol.
This was still effective in lowering the cholesterol of people who were obese.