Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Inulin lowers cholesterol in those with hyperlipidemia: study

Inulin has been shown to be an effective therapeutic for reducing total cholesterol and triglycerides. In a Clinical Lipidology study, net changes in total cholesterol, LDL-C, HDL-C and triglycerides of hyperlipidemic and normolipidemic subjects with inulin compared with controls were calculated. The results indicate that a diet rich in inulin has beneficial effects on total cholesterol and LDL-C, as well as triglyceride concentration in the plasma of hyperlipidemic subjects.

Among the many products that contain inulin, two that we commonly recommend are Metamucil Clear and Natural and Sweet Leaf Stevia Plus packets.

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