Barley and wheat foods: influence on plasma cholesterol concentrations in hypercholesterolemic men.

@article{McIntosh1991BarleyAW,
  title={Barley and wheat foods: influence on plasma cholesterol concentrations in hypercholesterolemic men.},
  author={Graeme Howie McIntosh and J L Whyte and R. C. McArthur and Paul John Nestel},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={1991},
  volume={53 5},
  pages={1205-9}
}
Twenty-one mildly hypercholesterolemic men aged 30-59 y were provided with comparable barley and wheat foods for each of 4 wk in a crossover-designed experiment. The purpose of the study was to examine the influence of two sources of dietary fiber (nonstarch polysaccharides, NSP) on blood lipids and glucose concentrations. Barley contains beta-glucan as a source of soluble dietary fiber (DF) whereas wheat contains the largely insoluble cellulose and hemicellulose fiber. Total dietary fiber… CONTINUE READING