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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||American Family Physician|
|State||Published - 1989|
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