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Dietary fiber, lipids and atherosclerosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2823590     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Dietary fiber has important hypocholesterolemic effects and may reduce risk for coronary artery disease. Careful clinical studies indicate that foods such as oat bran or beans, rich in water-soluble fiber, can decrease serum total cholesterol by 19% while decreasing serum low density lipoprotein cholesterol by 22%. Food supplements rich in soluble fiber such as psyllium mucilloid are well tolerated and may lower serum cholesterol by 15%. Thus, high fiber foods or soluble fiber food supplements may decrease serum cholesterol by 15% to 19% and decrease estimated risk for coronary heart disease by greater than 30%.
Authors:
J W Anderson
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of cardiology     Volume:  60     ISSN:  0002-9149     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  1987 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-12-09     Completed Date:  1987-12-09     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0207277     Medline TA:  Am J Cardiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  17G-22G     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Medical Service, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Lexington, Kentucky 40511.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Aged
Arteriosclerosis / diet therapy*
Cereals
Dietary Fiber / therapeutic use*
Fabaceae
Humans
Hypercholesterolemia / diet therapy
Middle Aged
Plants, Medicinal
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
HL 37902/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS; RR2602/RR/NCRR NIH HHS

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