August 2004 Issue
Phytosterol Pills to Reduce Cholesterol
The Buzz: Cholest-Off, from Nature Made, promises to bridge “the gap in treatment options for patients with borderline high cholesterol.” The company claims its dietary supplement is “clinically proven to reduce cholesterol.” The Basics: Cholest-Off contains a blend of plant sterols and stanols (collectively, phytosterols) that block dietary cholesterol’s absorption into the bloodstream.
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