October 2021

Gummy Product With Plant Sterols Significantly Reduces Cholesterol
Piper Biosciences announced clinical data demonstrating the efficacy of its Cholesterol Wellness Gummies, which contain plant sterols, in lowering cholesterol. In a trial, the novel plant sterol gummy reduced low-density lipoprotein cholesterol in South Asians with hyperlipidemia, a population that has a higher risk for cardiometabolic disease. Read more.


Study Explores Effects of Migraines on Sleep Cycle
According to findings published in the journal Neurology, pediatric patients and adults with migraines may experience less quality, rapid-eye-movement sleep time than those who do not have migraines. The researchers, noting that individuals with migraines have altered sleep architecture compared with healthy individuals, recommend further studies to better understand this relationship. Read more.

Study: Steroid Nasal Sprays May Improve Outcomes in Severe COVID-19
A recent Cleveland Clinic study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice found that patients who regularly use steroid nasal sprays are less likely to develop severe COVID-19–related disease, including a 20% to 25% lower risk of hospitalization, ICU admission, and mortality. Read more.

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