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What is guggulipid?

Ozgen Dogan
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Guggulipid is actually gum resin from the mukul myrrh tree found in India. Studies of this substance, which is a plant sterol, have yielded mixed results. An Indian study showed that it decreased low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol by 12%, while a U.S. study reported guggulipid to be ineffective. Side effects, although rare, can include nausea, diarrhea and headache.

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