Really? Probiotic Supplements Can Lower Cholesterol – NYTimes.com

Posted by Payson on Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Really? Probiotic Supplements Can Lower Cholesterol – NYTimes.com.

 

Probiotics, the live bacteria found in yogurt and other foods, are known to improve digestive health. But cholesterol levels?

 

Some believe that the beneficial bacteria bind to cholesterol in the small intestine, preventing it from being absorbed into the bloodstream. But research has been mixed, and the studies reporting positive findings tend to be the ones financed by makers of probiotic supplements.

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