Cocoa flavanol-enriched snack bars containing phytosterols effectively lower total and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels.

@article{Polagruto2006CocoaFS,
  title={Cocoa flavanol-enriched snack bars containing phytosterols effectively lower total and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels.},
  author={John A. Polagruto and Janice F Wang-Polagruto and Marlia M Braun and Luke T Lee and Catherine L Kwik-Uribe and Carl L. Keen},
  journal={Journal of the American Dietetic Association},
  year={2006},
  volume={106 11},
  pages={1804-13}
}
BACKGROUND Dietary intervention studies incorporating phytosterol-enriched margarine spreads have reported significant decreases in total and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol in populations with both normal lipid levels and those with hypercholesterolemia. There is emerging support for more diverse and lower-fat phytosterol-enriched matrixes. Controversy exists, however, over whether phytosterol-enriched foods affect serum fat-soluble vitamins. OBJECTIVE We investigated whether a… CONTINUE READING