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Eating oats reduces three markers of cardiovascular risk, finds study

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: (Published 10 October 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i5475
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

Eating oats is associated with a modest reduction in low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol as well as reducing non-high density lipoprotein (non-HDL) cholesterol and apolipoprotein B, a systematic review and meta-analysis has shown.1

Previous studies have focused on the effect of eating oats on concentrations of LDL cholesterol, but there is growing evidence that non-HDL cholesterol (measured by subtracting total cholesterol from HDL …

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