The salad dressing that fights cholesterol
A low-fat diet that includes salad dressing with made with soybean sterols, an extract of soybeans, can lower cholesterol so effectively that some individuals may no longer need cholesterol-lowering drugs, according to a study done at the Human Nutrition Research Center in Maryland. On average, men's cholesterol dropped 14.1 percent, women's more than 18 percent.
May is Melanoma Awareness Month
Malignant melanoma, the most dangerous type of skin cancer, is easy to cure in its early stages and deadly if it grows deeper into the skin. The Melanoma Research Foundation encourages consistent use of sunscreen, wearing dark clothing, checking the skin regularly for new or unusual moles, and periodic examinations by a dermatologist.
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