Consuming 'beta-glucan' can cut back 'bad' cholesterol levels, doctor claims

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One of the nutrients Doctor Brosch recommended was “beta-glucan”, which can be found in porridge oats.

Beta-glucans are types of fibres that have been found to reduce the levels of LDL cholesterol without slashing levels of HDL cholesterol – which are needed by the body.

In a separate conversation, a cardiovascular nurse named Michaela Nuttall explained that HDL cholesterol helps “remove” the bad cholesterol from your blood.

She said: “People often ask, ‘what level should my cholesterol be,’ but this immediately tells me they don’t know much about cholesterol because there are different types of cholesterol.  We have two main types… High-density lipoprotein (HDL)… helps remove the bad cholesterol from your arteries and your blood.”

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