Guar Gum Lowers Cholesterol by 10% to 15%
Our results confirm previous findings on the effects of guar gum on lipid metabolism during long term treatment. Response to guar seems not to depend on
the initial total serum cholesterol concentration; the reduction in serum total cholesterol concentration was 17% and, in low density lipoprotein cholesterol was
26%. We observed no attenuation of the lipid lowering effect such as described elsewhere. Previous doses of guar gum have varied from 15 g to 30 g. Here 15 g a day proved effective.
J. P. Salenius, E. Harju, H. Jokela, H. Riekkinen, and M. Silvasti.
Long term effects of guar gum on lipid metabolism after carotid endarterectomy.
Department of Surgery, University Hospital, Tampere, Finland.