The Star health writer Fiona Ho did an outstanding job describing the dangers of heart disease for women, and steps they can take to protect themselves. In her comprehensive interview, Ho asked holistic pharmacist Sherry Torkos, co-author of Saving Women’s Hearts, to explain some of the most exciting emerging strategies including the use of vitamin E tocotrienols from Malaysian palm oil.
“Tocotrienols can have a positive effect on blood lipids (composed mainly of fatty acids and cholesterol), by raising HDL (good) cholesterol and preventing LDL (bad) cholesterol from rising in the body,” says Torkos. The balance could help prevent the onset of a potential heart attack.”
She adds that, “While research on palm tocotrienols is still in its infancy, the findings have been very exciting and encouraging, and people are very fascinated by it.”