Citrus fruit extract may lower cholesterol, scientists say

January 20, 2015 12:36 PM

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Citrus fruit extract may lower cholesterol, scientists say

The Ache: Common cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins can have unpleasant side effects, including muscle aches and weakness.

The Claim: An extract from a bitter, fragrant citrus fruit called bergamot, commonly known as a flavoring in Earl Grey tea, can lower cholesterol with minimal side effects, some scientists say. It also boosts good cholesterol, reduces fatty deposits in the liver and lowers blood sugar, they add.

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