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Doctor insights on: Benecol Side Effects

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Help can benecol work for high cholestrol?

Help can benecol work for high cholestrol?

No: Here are the ingredients: Sugar, Corn Syrup, Plant Stanol Esters, Nonfat Milk, Less than 2% of:, Soy Lecithin, Salt, Natural & Artificial Flavors, Yellow 6 Aluminum Lake (CI 15985). There is NOTHING there that would lower cholesterol. Sugar and corn syrup would RAISE it. This is unregulated - the FDA would never approve it. IMO, this marketing should be illegal. ...Read more

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Can you tell me are benecol yoghurts good for you?

Yoghurt: That kind of yoghurt is probably ok for you. 'good' for you is relative but there probably is no signficant down side to it. ...Read more

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Can you take Benecol drinks with warfarin? I can't find any information?

Can you take Benecol drinks with warfarin? I can't find any information?

Benecol and warfarin: Benecol and warfarin should not have any significant interactions. However, you are on high risk medications in terms of drug-drug interactions with warfarin (esp flecainide). Always discuss with your healthcare provider when you start any new non-prescription ingredients (incl herbal teas, vitamins, etc) and any changes with your prescription medications. ...Read more

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Is it possible for drinking benecol and using their spreads to really help reduce cholesterol?

Doubtful: Once you get past the legalese, it seems unlikely to me that Benecol would have any meaningful effect on cholesterol. See: http://www.foodnavigator-usa.com/Regulation/Judge-No-reasonable-consumer-would-be-misled-by-Benecol-s-claims ...Read more

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Side effects of pills?

Too vague: A question. Different pills/meds have different effects as well side effects. ...Read more

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What are side effects of gin?

What are side effects of gin?

Same as any alcohol: Less likely to cause hangover, but causes the same liver inflammation, scarring and damage as any other form of alcohol, as well as damage to esophagus, stomach, pancreas. Also can be toxic to the heart, the immune system, the bone marrow (which makes our blood components), impairing our ability to fight infections and our general immune system. PLUS, it causes many kinds of cancers. ...Read more