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|2015 ||Stanols Lower Cholesterol (07/29/2015)|
Stanols Lower Cholesterol
Many studies have shown that plant sterols and stanols can help lower levels of LDL "bad" cholesterol. A new placebo-controlled study, which involved advice on diet and exercise, found benefit with a slightly lower dose of stanols than typically recommended. Get the details in the “What to Consider When Buying” section of the Cholesterol-Lowering Supplements Review »
| ||Do Plant Sterols Help? (06/10/2015)|
Many studies have shown that taking plant sterols with meals can lower levels of LDL “bad” cholesterol. While that’s a good thing, a recent study questions whether this reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease – the main target of treatment. Get the details in the “Concerns and Cautions” section of the Cholesterol-Lowering Supplements (Sterols and Policosanol) Review >>
|2014 ||Taking Fish Oil with Sterols (08/31/2014)|
Taking Fish Oil with Sterols
A new study found that adding EPA and DHA from fish oil to a spread containing plant sterols is not a problem and may provide additional benefit for those with high cholesterol levels. For more information, including dosage amounts, see the update in the Review of Cholesterol-Lowerers >>
|2012 ||Do Spreads Lower Heart Risk? (09/30/2012)|
Do Spreads Lower Heart Risk?
Buttery spreads like Smart Balance and Benecol claim to lower the risk of heart disease due to their phytosterols/stanols. These plant compounds can certainly help (by lowering cholesterol levels), but recent lawsuits challenge whether Smart Balance and Benecol provide enough
sterols/stanols to claim a benefit. It turns out that one may, and one may not
. Find out more and get our quality ratings of cholesterol-lowering supplements in the updated Cholesterol-Lowering Supplements Review >>
| ||A More Effective Way to Take Sterols/Stanols to Lower Cholesterol? (08/05/2012)|
A More Effective Way to Take Sterols/Stanols to Lower Cholesterol?
A new study shows that taking sterols and stanols from a softgel appears to lower cholesterol more effectively than from a tablet. Get the details, including the name of a new product like the one taken in the study, in the updated Cholesterol-Lowering Supplements Review
. More >>
| ||When Not to Take Selenium Cholesterol Lowering with Sterols/Stanols (03/04/2012)|
When Not to Take Selenium Cholesterol Lowering with Sterols/Stanols
A recent study using a popular supplement, CholestOff, showed a modest reduction in LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and total cholesterol. The reductions were not as dramatic as in some other studies of sterols and stanols; possibly because participants in the study were already on a cholesterol-lowering diet. See the update to the Cholesterol-Lowering Supplements Review
for details of the study, more information about the diet, and our tests of CholestOff and other cholesterol-lowering supplements. More >>
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