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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
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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