- What other names is Macadamia Nut known by?
- What is Macadamia Nut?
- How does Macadamia Nut work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Macadamia Nut.
Roasted macadamia nuts are a popular snack. But some people also use macadamia nuts as medicine to lower high cholesterol.
Possibly Effective for...
- Lowering cholesterol. Eating macadamia nuts as part of a healthy diet seems to lower total and "bad" low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, and to raise high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol. But the changes aren't huge. Men with high cholesterol who eat 17-37 nuts per day for four weeks can see their total cholesterol drop by about 3%, their LDL cholesterol drop by about 5%, and their HDL rise by about 8%.
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Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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