Does resistant starch improve cholesterol levels?

    Last Updated: November 1, 2023

    Some types of fiber, like psyllium, beta-glucan, and other soluble fibers, can lower cholesterol levels.[1] While RS can behave similarly to soluble fiber, most studies using RS have found little to no benefit on various measurements of cholesterol, including total cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL-C, or HDL-C.[2][3]


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    2. ^Wang Y, Chen J, Song YH, Zhao R, Xia L, Chen Y, Cui YP, Rao ZY, Zhou Y, Zhuang W, Wu XTEffects of the resistant starch on glucose, insulin, insulin resistance, and lipid parameters in overweight or obese adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis.Nutr Diabetes.(2019-Jun-05)
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