Chicory Root (inulin) lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels

Does chicory root (inulin) lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels?

Effectiveness Rating for Chicory Root (inulin)'s Ability to Lower LDL (bad) Cholesterol Levels

The effectiveness rating is a measure of how well chicory root (inulin) is able to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels. The overall rating for this claim is 2 out of 3. There is some research showing the supplement's ability to deliever on this particular claim is warranted. Using Chicory Root (inulin) to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels may lead to positive results.

Confidence Rating for Chicory Root (inulin)'s Ability to Lower LDL (bad) Cholesterol Levels

The confidence rating is a mesure of how valid the effectiveness rating is. This rating is based on how many studies are included in the database on this topic.

There are 3 studies in the database on chicory root (inulin); the confidence rating is 60. A score above 80 means the effectiveness rating for this supplement is reliable. A score under 80 means there is insufficient evidence to ensure a reliable effectiveness rating.

References

Title of Study
The Effect of Inulin Supplementation on Blood Lipid Levels, and Fecal Excretion of Bile Acid and Neutral Sterol in Korean Postmenopausal Women
Effects of dietary inulin on serum lipids
The effect of ingestion of inulin on blood lipids and gastrointestinal symptoms in healthy females

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