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Fiber may assist statin action in reducing cholesterol

A solution may have been found for avoiding taking higher doses of statins to lower cholesterol. This is good news because high doses of statins have associated risks. Researchers found that taking Metamucil with simvastatin reduced the cholesterol level by another 6%. This also confirms long held beliefs that fiber is important in the diet.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by PR Newswire - University of Medicine and Dentistry

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About: Fiber may assist statin action in reducing cholesterol

Date: 9 November 2004

Source: PR Newswire - University of Medicine and Dentistry


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