Spread Out Your Spreads


Butter substitutes containing plant sterols can help control cholesterol. But do more than slather your morning toast with the stuff. In a new study of overweight people with elevated cholesterol, Tufts University researchers found that people who ate a plant sterol spread with three meals a day saw their LDL (bad) cholesterol drop by 6%. Those who ate the same amount of sterols at one meal saw virtually no benefit. About 25% of your blood ­cholesterol comes from food; sterols help prevent that cholesterol from being absorbed in your intestine, say the scientists.
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