Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, July 28th, 1997
Benecol stanol ester, a molecule adapted by Finnish scientists, has been clinically proven to lower blood cholesterol levels. Made mainly from pine trees, it has been on the Finnish market since 1995 in margarine form.
Raisio, whose main Finnish owners are the farmers who provide it with the raw materials for its food business, said Benecol can just as easily be consumed in other fats, like chocolate.
The company, based near the south-western town of...
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