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Glucomannan causes a decrease in total cholesterol of 19 mg/dL according to a review of 14 studies
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Glucomannan, a dietary fiber that has been used in Japanese diet for more than 1,000 years, causes an average decrease in total cholesterol of 19 mg per deciliter according to a recent review of 14 studies. Doses Studied
Doses studied: 1.2 grams to 15 grams per day
The doses used in the studies reviewed varied from 1.2 grams per day (1200 mg) to 15 grams per day (15,000 mg).
Conclusion: Glucomannan appears to lower total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, body weight, and fasting blood glucose
“Glucomannan appears to beneficially affect total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, body weight, and [fasting blood glucose], but not HDL cholesterol or [blood pressure],” the authors of the review paper concluded.
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Sood N, Baker W, Coleman C. Effect of glucomannan on plasma lipid and glucose concentrations, body weight, and blood pressure: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Am J Clin Nutr. 2008 Oct, 88(4):1167-75.
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