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How does eating oatmeal lower your cholesterol?

How does eating oatmeal lower your cholesterol?

Trap: Oatmeal is a fiber rich grain that is able to trap some fat from the gastrointestinal tract and therefore prevent its absorption leading to decrease in cholesterol. It works like a broom to propel junk out. ...Read more

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How effectively does oatmeal lower cholesterol?

How effectively does oatmeal lower cholesterol?

Helpful: Oatmeal lowers cholesterol two ways. First it has 7% fiber. Second, it has polyunsaturated fatty acids. ...Read more

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Can oatmeal and chia seeds lower cholesterol?

Both are high in: Fiber ; can contribute to a healthy cholesterol lowering plan. ...Read more

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Does Oatmeal in water help lower cholesterol ?

Does Oatmeal in water help lower cholesterol ?

Yes, minimally: Serum cholesterol is in large part a function of your genetics and your body composition. Certain foods or avoiding certain foods can lower your cholesterol up to a few percentage points. OTOH, some people could eat salads 3 meals a day and still have high cholesterol. Maintain healthy weight and exercise. If chol is elevated follow Dr's advice. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Is it okay if I eat oatmeal for breakfast to help with cholesterol levels but want to try a grain free diet?

Is it okay if I eat oatmeal for breakfast to help with cholesterol levels but want to try a grain free diet?

Oatmeal=myth: Oatmeal doesn't have a magic effect on cholesterol. It only lowers cholesterol to the extent that you eat it in preference to less healthy foods. If you eat a vegetarian type of diet with lots of fruit and vegetables and little or no grain, you will have an even lower cholesterol. ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestions if i eat oatmeal for breakfast to help with cholesterol levels but want to try a grain free diet?

Can you give me suggestions if i eat oatmeal for breakfast to help with cholesterol levels but want to try a grain free diet?

Benefit is minimal: In spite of what you heard, the benefit of oatmeal in lowering cholesterol is minimal and can be accomplished just as well with any fiber that will "bind" cholesterol in the gut and prevents its absorption. You can try the grain free diet and supplement it with a fiber source. ...Read more

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Can oatmeal cause dearrhea? If so can it cause sharp pains in the upper and lower stomach and burning in the stomach.

Can oatmeal cause dearrhea? If so can it cause sharp pains in the upper and lower stomach and burning in the stomach.

NO It Does not: If a child is having Abdominal pain and Diarrhea , Acute Enteritis from something he/she ate caused it. It can be usually uncooked meat, vegetables or contamination from not properly washed produce. Very rarely from A=Oat meal though. Rx with Clear liquid diet, and BRAT diet for 2-3 days. If by any chance pain and cramps continue to get intense take r her to ER ...Read more

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Will oatmeal baths help decrease the itching due to poison ivy?

Will oatmeal baths help decrease the itching due to poison ivy?

It may help: Itchy, dry skin often gets some relief with oatmeal baths and so you may get some relief with that for your symptoms. Severe poison ivy will not likely respond much to the oatmeal. Calamide lotion, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may help itching. If really bad symptoms, consult doc for stronger topical and/or oral steroids. Good luck. ...Read more