The Important Role of Diet in the Management of Hypercholesterolemia and Prevention of Coronary Heart Disease
(10 October 2016)
Professor Brian Tomlinson (Hong Kong Chinese University) with Accredited Dietitians Silvia Lam (Chairman of Hong Kong Dietitians Association) and Vivian Lau (Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital) discusses the current views on dietary treatment of hypercholesterolemia in the June issue of the Journal of the Society of Physicians of Hong Kong. The experts view that "a healthy diet should always form the cornerstone of the management of hypercholesterolaemia and cardiovascular risk. Healthcare professionals have an important role in encouraging their patients to make healthy cholesterollowering dietary changes. Increasing the intake of dietary fibre, replacing saturated fats with unsaturated fats, and adding foods with added plant stanols into the diet are the three key measures by which patients can effectively lower their cholesterol through their diet."
Benecol cholesterol lowering yogurt drinks with plant stanol ester at ther EMW2016
(16 September 2016)
If you are planning to participate the18th Diabetes and Cardiovascular Risk Factors – East Meets West Symposium in early October, we'd like to warmly welcome you to visit the Benecol booth. Taste the drinks and hear how we can help you in guiding your patients in cholesterol-lowering diet and lifestyle.
The EMW Symposium is held on Saturday and Sunday, 1 - 2 October 2016 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The event is organized by the Hong Kong Institute of Diabetes and Obesity (HKIDO) and the Faculty of Medicine of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and the Hong Kong Association for the Study of Obesity (HKASO).
Spanish study confirms long term benefit of plant stanol ester containing yogurt drink
(10 August 2015)
Recently published Spanish study (Párraga-Martínez et al. 2014) confirmed that the daily consumption of a yogurt drink with added plant stanol ester (2 g/d plant stanols) effectively lowered blood LDL cholesterol (LDL-C) throughout a 12-month intervention period. The yogurt drink with added plant stanol ester reduced LDL-C 10%, compared to the control group.
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APSAVD was a success
(14 January 2015)
Benecol participated the joint 9th Congress of the Asian-Pacific Society of Atherosclerosis and Vascular Diseases (APSAVD) and the 16th Diabetes and Cardiovascular Risk Factors – East Meets West Symposium (EMWS) in late September 2014.
Benecol foods from Hong Kong as well as from Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines were handed out to the congress delegates from the Benecol exhibition booth. We were happy to see a vast interest towards the effective dietary way to lower cholesterol.
In Benecol sponsored educational lecture, MD, PhD Widjaja Lukito from the SEAMEO Regional Centre for Food and Nutrition, University of Indonesia, presented the results of one of the latest clinical studies on the efficacy of plant stanol ester, the active ingredient of Benecol yogurt drinks.
Dr. Lukito told that in the whole study group, LDL-cholesterol was reduced on average by -8.7%. However, in subjects with a high baseline LDL-C level and high compliance the reduction was greater, i.e. -12.8%.
Thus Dr. Lukito stressed especially the importance of a regular daily use of plant stanol ester.
In her presentation ‘Dietary Advice on Vascular Disease and Diabetes´ Senior Registered Dietician Sylvia Lam reminded also that according to the latest dietary recommendations foods with added plant stanol ester should ideally be included in a healthy cholesterol-lowering diet, especially in the individuals with increased cardiovascular risk.
We would like to thank everybody who stopped by the Benecol booth. It was great to hear a lot of positive feedback from the successful cases in which healthcare professionals had advised their patients to lower their cholesterol with Benecol yoghurt drinks. We wish to see you again next year!
Benecol® in APSAVD
(August 13, 2014)
Benecol will participate the joint 9th Congress of the Asian-Pacific Society of Atherosclerosis and Vascular Disease (APSAVD) and 16th Diabetes and Cardiovascular Risk Factors – East Meets West Symposium (EMWS) held in Hong Kong Convention Center on 25-28 September 2014.
Visit also by the Benecol exhibition stand and taste delicious Benecol products from different Asian countries!
We are happy to announce that there will be an interesting educational symposium on "Plant stanol ester effectively lowers LDL-cholesterol as part of a habitual Asian diet" by Professor Widjaja Lukito, who has conducted a clinical study with Plant stanol ester in Indonesia. It will take place in Conventional Hall B on Sunday, 28 September, 2014 at 11:30-12:45. Welcome to listen the latest news about nutrition and cardiovascular risk!
More information: www.eastmeetswest.org.hk
Benecol® in EMW Symposium
(October 1, 2013)
Benecol® interested many delegates of EMW Symposium. At times Benecol exhibition stand was very crowded when people wanted to taste Benecol Yogurt Drinks, which were launched in Hong Kong in September, and gather more information about the cholesterol-lowering efficacy of Plant stanol ester, the active ingredient in Benecol products.
Professor Helena Gylling, an internationally acknowledged scientist, who has studied plant stanols since the 1980's and published over 250 international scientific publications, gave excellent speech on The Role of Plant Stanol Ester in the Dietary Management of Dyslipidemia.
The happy winners of Benecol lottery were Dr. Hui Kam Wah, Dr. Hung Wai Yin and Ms. Vivian Lau, who have now received their prizes of Finnish design glass. Congratulations!
Benecol® Yogurt Drinks launched in Hong Kong
(September 4, 2013)
Benecol® launch event was held on September 4th in Marco Polo Hotel in Hong Kong. We were honoured to have Professor Brian Tomlinson speaking in the event about the cholesterol situation in Hong Kong.