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Does taking Black Currant lower my cholesterol level more than a placebo if I have high cholesterol?
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Take 2-3 grams daily to lower cholesterol levels. Please keep in mind this is not an outcome study, meaning they didn’t measure whether it actually reduced the number of heart attacks or death. But I realize a lot of people are worried about cholesterol levels.
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