Beta-Glucan and Cholesterol

by Michael R. Peluso, Ph.D., Demand Media High total and low-density lipoprotein, or LDL, cholesterol levels over a period of many years will increase your risk for cardiovascular disease. LDL cholesterol deposits in your artery walls initiate atherosclerosis, which is a buildup of fatty plaque that restricts blood flow and can cause a heart attack or stroke. Diets rich in whole grains are protective against heart disease, and a type of soluble fiber called beta-glucan may be particularly effective in lowering your LDL cholesterol. – See more at:


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