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Definition of Fiber and cholesterol

Fiber and cholesterol: Soluble fiber substances are effective in helping reduce the blood cholesterol. This is especially true with oat bran, fruits, psyllium and legumes. High soluble-fiber diets may lower cholesterol and low-density lipoproteins (the 'bad' lipoproteins) by as much as 15%.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 9/20/2012

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