Sprouts and Cholesterol

What foods are good for reducing cholesterol? Cholesterol is a critical medical issue for all Americans. To learn more, we encourage you to review the additional research we've gathered on the topic.

"Aqua-culture improved buckwheat sprouts with more abundant precious nutrients and hypolipidemic activity." Int J Food Sci Nutr. 2009 Jun 30:1-14. Peng CC, Chen KC, Yang YL, Lin LY, Peng RY.

"Alfalfa seeds: effects on cholesterol metabolism" Experientia. 1980 May 15;36(5):562-4. Malinow MR, McLaughlin P, Stafford C.

"Alfalfa saponins and alfalfa seeds. Dietary effects in cholesterol-fed rabbits"  Atherosclerosis, 1980 Nov;37(3):433-8. Malinow MR, McLaughlin P, Stafford C, Livingston AL, Kohler GO.

"Brewer's spent grain, serum lipids and fecal sterol excretion in human subjects with ileostomies."J Nutr. 1991 Jun;121(6):778-84.Zhang JX, Lundin E, Andersson H, Bosaeus I, Dahlgren S, Hallmans G, Stenling R, Aman P.Department of Pathology, University of Umea, Sweden.

"Broccoli (Brassica oleracea var. italica) sprouts and extracts rich in glucosinolates and isothiocyanates affect cholesterol metabolism and genes involved in lipid homeostasis in hamsters"Rodríguez-Cantú LN, Gutiérrez-Uribe JA, Arriola-Vucovich J, Díaz-De La Garza RI, Fahey JW, Serna-Saldivar SO. J Agric Food Chem. 2011 Feb 23;59(4):1095-103. Epub 2011 Jan 21.

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"Broccoli sprouts powder could improve serum triglyceride and oxidized LDL/LDL-cholesterol ratio in type 2 diabetic patients: A randomized double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial." Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2012 Feb 8. Bahadoran Z, Mirmiran P, Hosseinpanah F, Rajab A, Asghari G, Azizi F. Obesity Research Center, Research Institute for Endocrine Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

"Differing effects of water-soluble and fat-soluble extracts from Japanese radish (Raphanus sativus) sprouts on carbohydrate and lipid metabolism in normal and streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats." J Nutr Sci Vitaminol (Tokyo). 2007 Jun;53(3):261-6. Taniguchi H, Muroi R, Kobayashi-Hattori K, Uda Y, Oishi Y, Takita T. Department of Nutrition, Food Science and Culinary Arts, Toita Women's College, 2-21 17 Shiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0014, Japan. 

"Folacin content of alfalfa and mung bean sprouts: The effect of extraction procedures and maturity" Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, Volume 36, Issue 11, Date: November 1985, Pages: 1155-1160, Marilyn F. Magaram, Cynthia L. Stotts, Tung-Shan Chen, Christine H. Smith, Arlene J. Kirsch, Division of Food Science and Nutrition Department of Home Economics, California State University, Northridge, California 91330, USA.

"Impact of some commonly used Egyptian diets on plasma lipids profiles of rats.", Z Ernahrungswiss 1993 Sep;32(3):229-36, Metwalli OM, al-Okbi SY, Abbas AE., Food Science and Nutrition Department, National Research Centre, Dokki, Cairo, Egypt.

"Optimization of Bioactive Compounds in Buckwheat Sprouts and Their Effect on Blood Cholesterol in Hamsters." J Agric Food Chem. 2008 Jan 24, Lin LY, Peng CC, Yang YL, Peng RY.

"Phase 1 study of multiple biomarkers for metabolism and oxidative stress after one-week intake of broccoli sprouts" M Murashima, S Watanabe, XG Zhuo, M Uehara, and A Kurashige. Biofactors, January 1, 2004; 22(1-4): 271-5. The Department of Applied Bioscience, Tokyo University of Agriculture, 1-1-1, Sakuragaoka Setagaya, Tokyo, 156-8502, Japan.

"Plasma cholesterol-lowering effect on rats of dietary fiber extracted from immature plants.", Biosci Biotechnol Biochem 2000 Dec;64(12):2543-51, Nishimura N, Taniguchi Y, Kiriyama S., Department of Bioscience and Chemistry, Faculty of Agriculture, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan.

"Tartary buckwheat sprout powder lowers plasma cholesterol level in rats." J Nutr Sci Vitaminol (Tokyo). 2008 Dec;53(6):501-7. Kuwabara T, Han KH, Hashimoto N, Yamauchi H, Shimada K, Sekikawa M, Fukushima M. The United Graduate School of Agriculture Sciences, Iwate University.