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Could So-Called ‘Healthy’ Cholesterol-Lowering Sterols Damage Your Heart?

May 18, 2011

If you are one of the thousands who consume products from the supermarket which claim to reduce your cholesterol, you need to read this article by Dr John Briffa.

These products use plant sterols which inhibit the absorption of cholesterol from food in the gut.  According to new research, it appears that these sterols may be damaging cells, especially the heart cells.  The long term effect of this could lead to heart disease which is the very disease they are meant to prevent.

To read the full article, click here.