Lower your cholesterol by 10 percent

March 7, 2008 5:40:27 PM PST
Lower your cholesterol by 8 to 15 percent in just two weeks! Here to show us how was a former professor of family medicine at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Joseph Keenan.

FDA Health Claim says if 0.4 grams of plant sterols are eaten twice daily, this can lower bad dietary cholesterol by 8-15% without any known side effects.

For more information on Heart Healthy and Cholesterol Reducing Foods:

Functional Foods with Corowise Plant Sterols on today's show:

    Nature Valley Healthy Heart Chewy Granola Bars
    Oroweat Bread
    Minute Maid Premium Heart Wise orange juice
    Lifetime Low Fat Cheese
    Centrum Cardio multivitamins
About Joseph Keenan, M.D.:
Dr. Joseph Keenan is a Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Minnesota. He holds a joint professorship in the University of Minnesota School of Food Science and Nutrition. His research interest is preventive cardiology with a special interest in the use of nutrition and nutritional supplements in the reduction of cardiovascular disease risk. Dr. Keenan has been awarded over $5 million in research grants and has published more than 50 scientific articles dealing with his research. He was awarded with the Outstanding Service Award, American Geriatrics Society 1995. He has presided over 150 papers and national and international scientific meetings. Dr. Keenan is considered one of the leading national experts in the field of nutritional supplement research and cardiovascular disease.