Use of dietary fiber to lower cholesterol

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Dietary water-soluble fiber may be a key factor in the management of hypercholesterolemia. Food items that are rich in this type of fiber are common and are easy to incorporate into a patient's diet. The lipid-lowering effect is dose-related. Consumption of an adequate amount of water-soluble fiber each day may reduce cholesterol levels by 10 to 20 percent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)137-140
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Family Physician
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

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