Tasty Smart Chews Offer Another Cholesterol-Lowering Option

January 2005
Environmental Nutrition;Jan2005, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p3
This article presents that tasty Smart Chews offer another cholesterol-lowering option. According to McNeil Nutritional's, the makers of Benecol spreads, Smart Chews, a new chewable dietary supplement which is proven to significantly reduce cholesterol. Benecol Smart Chews contain plant stanols, natural substances that help block the body's absorption of cholesterol into the bloodstream, lowering bad low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, while maintaining good high-density lipoprotein cholesterol. Studies have shown that two to three grams of plant stanol esters per day provide maximum cholesterol lowering benefits and can reduce LDL's by about 10%. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration allows a health claim on products stating that plant stanol esters, along with a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease.


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