Water-soluble dietary fibers and cardiovascular disease

  title={Water-soluble dietary fibers and cardiovascular disease},
  author={E. Theuwissen and R. Mensink},
  journal={Physiology & Behavior},
  • E. Theuwissen, R. Mensink
  • Published 2008
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Physiology & Behavior
  • One well-established way to reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) is to lower serum LDL cholesterol levels by reducing saturated fat intake. However, the importance of other dietary approaches, such as increasing the intake of water-soluble dietary fibers is increasingly recognized. Well-controlled intervention studies have now shown that four major water-soluble fiber types-beta-glucan, psyllium, pectin and guar gum-effectively lower serum LDL cholesterol concentrations… CONTINUE READING
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