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Patients that can benefit from Benecol
International guidelines consistently recommend the use of plant stanol ester, the functional ingredient in Benecol® foods, as part of the management of raised cholesterol. The 2019 joint European Atherosclerosis Society (EAS)/European Society of Cardiology (ESC) guidelines define the three target groups for plant stanol ester use as:1
When helping your patients to manage their cholesterol, recommending they add Benecol foods or food supplements containing plant stanols to their diets can help them lower their LDL-C levels.2
Benecol’s range of products means there’s an option to suit every taste. The range includes spreads, yogurts, drinks and snack bars in a variety of flavours so that Benecol can be enjoyed in many different ways.
Having just one Benecol yogurt drink (containing 2 g plant stanols) per day with a meal can help reduce LDL-C levels in as little as 2–3 weeks.2 Benecol yogurt drinks come in a range of flavours, including dairy free and no added sugar options.
Benecol spreads can be used as a substitute for butter or other spreads. Benecol spreads come in a range of flavours and fat content, and some can be used in cooking. The recommended amount to consume is 2 g plant stanols a day, which is equivalent to 30 g of spread.
Benecol’s 4-pack yogurts are a convenient way to add plant stanol ester to the diet. Each yogurt contains 2 g of plant stanols. Just one yogurt per day, as part of breakfast or after a meal, can help reduce cholesterol levels in as little as 2–3 weeks.2