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Cholesterol lowering margarine is effective

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 30 October 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1200
  1. Gilbert R Thompson, emeritus professor of clinical lipidology (
  1. Metabolic Medicine, Division of Investigative Science, Imperial College School of Medicine, Hammersmith Hospital, London W12 0NN
  2. a GRT is a part time medical consultant to McNeil Consumer Nutritionals, distributors of Benecol products in Europe

    EDITOR—Van Heyningen suggests that a margarine containing plant stanol ester (Benecol) may not lower low density lipoprotein cholesterol concentration in people with a fat modified diet.1 He presents no evidence of his own for this assertion but cites a study by …

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