Psyllium lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels

Does psyllium lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels?

Effectiveness Rating for Psyllium's Ability to Lower LDL (bad) Cholesterol Levels

The effectiveness rating is a measure of how well psyllium is able to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels. The overall rating for this claim is 3 out of 3. The research shows the supplement's ability to deliver on this particular claim is warranted. Using Psyllium to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels will most likely lead to positive results.

Confidence Rating for Psyllium'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 5 studies in the database on psyllium; the confidence rating is 100. 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 Effectiveness Rating
The effect of a fibre supplement compared to a healthy diet on body composition, lipids, glucose, insulin and other metabolic syndrome risk factors in overweight and obese individuals
Psyllium supplementation in adolescents improves fat distribution & lipid profile: a randomized, participant-blinded, placebo-controlled, crossover trial
Long-term cholesterol-lowering effects of psyllium as an adjunct to diet therapy in the treatment of hypercholesterolemia
Effects of psyllium on glucose and serum lipid responses in men with type 2 diabetes and hypercholesterolemia
Psyllium improves dyslipidaemia, hyperglycaemia and hypertension, while guar gum reduces body weight more rapidly in patients affected by metabolic syndrome following an AHA Step 2 diet

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