Great Things Happen When You Eat OATMEAL | Dr. Mandell

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The most significant benefit of oatmeal — again, thanks to beta-glucan — is probably its role in lowering LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, which is linked to a decreased risk for heart disease. In fact, scientific support for the cholesterol-lowering effects of beta-glucans is so widespread, the FDA allows food manufacturers to make health claims on the packaging of foods like oatmeal. A container of Quaker Oats, for example, includes this statement: As part of a heart-healthy diet, the soluble fiber in oatmeal can help reduce cholesterol.

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