For a properly functioning immune system, consider the following nutrients:
Vitamin C maintains healthy blood vessels and prevents fat accumulation (Am J Clin Nutr, 1974; 27: 866-76).
Vitamin E protects blood vessels and prevents blood clots (Int J Vit Nutr Res, 1976; 46: 18-91).
High cholesterol, or hypercholesterinaemia, is conventionally treated with a low-fat diet, and a statin or anion-exchange resin drug. The drugs, however, come with a range of side-effects.
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