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27 Feb 2004

OATS AND CHOLESTEROL
Can you please explain to me how something like jungle oats can lower ones cholesterol. What in the oats actually goes into the bloodstream and fights cholesterol? I can understand it might help for colon cancer because that's where it travels but the arteries I just don't get.
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Chief
Oats contain so-called 'soluble dietary fibre' which prevents uptake of dietary cholesterol from the digestive tract. Thus if you eat foods which are rich in soluble dietary fibre you will not absorb all the cholesterol in your food which will in turn lower the cholesterol levels in the blood.
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DietDoc
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