A Canadian study found that people who were advised to eat cholesterol-lowering foods, such as soy milk and nuts, achieved a greater than 13% reduction in LDL cholesterol, compared with a 3% decrease for those told to follow a low-fat, high-fiber diet. The study found that food with viscous fiber, such as barley and oats, and food with plant sterols, such as enhanced margarine, are among the most likely to lower cholesterol. The findings appear in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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