Best supplements for cholesterol: Two of the best according to studies

Best supplements for cholesterol: Two of the best according to studies

Soluble fibre

Soluble fire is a type of dietary fibre found in oats, barley, brans, peas and citrus fruits, as well as in dietary supplements.

In 1999, a team of Harvard Medical School researchers conducted a meta-analysis of nearly 70 clinical trials that examined the effect of soluble fibre on cholesterol levels.

The study found that high soluble fibre intake was associated with reductions in both LDL and total cholesterol in 60 percent to 70 percent of the studies examined.

For each gram of soluble fibre that the participants of the various studies added to their daily diet, their LDL levels fell by about two points.

It was also noted that taking too much soluble fibre supplements could cause some gastrointestinal side effects.

Published at Mon, 17 Feb 2020 21:13:00 +0000