Benecol yogurt drinks lower cholesterol effectively
In Hong Kong, approximately half of the people over the age of 45 suffer from high cholesterol levels which is a major risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. Lifestyle and dietary changes are always the first step in the primary prevention of CVD and should thus take place before starting lipid-lowering drugs, but also continued even when drug treatment is initiated1-2.
One of the easiest dietary modifications to lower cholesterol is starting to use Benecol® yogurt drinks, cholesterol-lowering functional foods. Plant stanol ester in Benecol inhibits cholesterol absorption in the intestine. One drink a day is enough to lower LDL-cholesterol on average by 10% and to sustain the reduction achieved.
There are two flavors, Benecol Strawberry Yogurt drink and Benecol Blueberry Yogurt drink, easily available in all the major grocery stores. See the nutritional profiles here.
1. Non-Communicable Diseases Watch, Volume 4 Number 9 September 2011 www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/ncd_watch_sep2011.pdf
2. Guideline on Lipid Management in Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease, Department of Health, February 2008 www.pdqa.gov.hk/textonly/english/primarycare/clinical/files/LipidGuide2008_final.pdf