Two recent studies conducted on animals suggest that eating blueberries may contribute to healthier cholesterol levels and help stave off colon cancer. In the first study, conducted by researchers from the Natural Products Utilization Research Unit of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service, hamsters were fed a high-cholesterol diet that either was or was not supplemented with freeze-dried blueberries skins. The hamsters that ate the supplemented diet had LDL ("bad") cholesterol levels 20 percent lower than the hamsters that ate the blueberry-free food.
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Blueberries control high cholesterol and prevent colon cancer
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