Heart Beat: New vitamin helps lower cholesterol

Heart Beat

New vitamin helps lower cholesterol

If you are in the habit of taking a multivitamin every day, you might be interested to know there's a new one on the market that may put a small dent in your cholesterol.

Centrum Cardio contains phytosterols, plant-derived substances that block the intestines' ability to absorb cholesterol from food. Plants don't make a lot of sterols or stanols, a related compound. You would have to drink more than a gallon of soybean oil a day to get enough phytosterols to lower cholesterol.

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