Published in Cardiovascular Week, August 4th, 2003
David J.A. Jenkins, MD, from the University of Toronto, and colleagues, studied a group of adults with high cholesterol levels to determine whether a specific type of diet that includes plant sterols (naturally occurring components of all plants mainly found in vegetable oils, vegetables and fruits) and viscous fibers (oats, barley, psyllium) would reduce cholesterol levels as much as a cholesterol-lowering drug (a statin). Their findings were published by the Journal of the American Medical...
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