Comparison of psyllium hydrophilic mucilloid and cellulose as adjuncts to a prudent diet in the treatment of mild to moderate hypercholesterolemia.

@article{Levin1990ComparisonOP,
  title={Comparison of psyllium hydrophilic mucilloid and cellulose as adjuncts to a prudent diet in the treatment of mild to moderate hypercholesterolemia.},
  author={Eline Levin and V T Miller and Richard A. Muesing and D B Stoy and Timothy K Balm and John C Larosa},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={1990},
  volume={150 9},
  pages={1822-7}
}
The effects of the administration of 5.1 g of psyllium or placebo (cellulose) twice daily for 16 weeks were compared as adjuncts to a prudent diet in the management of moderate hypercholesterolemia in a parallel, double-blind study. Psyllium decreased the total cholesterol level by 5.6% and the low-density lipoprotein cholesterol level by 8.6%, whereas the levels were unchanged in the placebo group. The high-density lipoprotein cholesterol level decreased during the diet stabilization period in… CONTINUE READING

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