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Can adding olive oil or safflower oil to your diet lower your cholesterol level?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Dieters Beware, Pt.3

FAT BLOCKERS (Guar gum, Hydroxycitrate, Chitosan) Claim: You won't absorb as much dietary fat from your food.
Science: There isn't strong evidence that these work without a lower-calorie diet. Risks: Some cause diarrhea and inhibit vitamin absorption, while others made from shellfish may trigger allergic reactions. (Ref. Time,7/14)

In brief: Dieters Beware, Pt.3

FAT BLOCKERS (Guar gum, Hydroxycitrate, Chitosan) Claim: You won't absorb as much dietary fat from your food.
Science: There isn't strong evidence that these work without a lower-calorie diet. Risks: Some cause diarrhea and inhibit vitamin absorption, while others made from shellfish may trigger allergic reactions. (Ref. Time,7/14)
Dr. Charles Cattano
Dr. Charles Cattano
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Dr. Michael Shapiro
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Perhaps

This will only be helpful if you use these healthy oils to replace unhealthy oils/fats in your diet.

In brief: Perhaps

This will only be helpful if you use these healthy oils to replace unhealthy oils/fats in your diet.
Dr. Michael Shapiro
Dr. Michael Shapiro
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Dr. Thomas Higgins
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Absolutely

The substitution of unsaturated fats and oils in dietary management will contribute to better cholesterol profiles.

In brief: Absolutely

The substitution of unsaturated fats and oils in dietary management will contribute to better cholesterol profiles.
Dr. Thomas Higgins
Dr. Thomas Higgins
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