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Are Benecol products suitable for everyone?

Benecol products are recommended for everyone who wants to lower their cholesterol levels, including those with certain cardiovascular diseases such as coronary heart disease, those with diabetes who need a little helping hand to reach their cholesterol targets, as well as adults and children with familial hypercholesterolaemia (an inherited condition passed down through families that can lead to very high cholesterol levels).

However, pregnant or breastfeeding women and children under five years old have special dietary needs and Benecol foods may not be nutritionally appropriate, so these groups should always consult with their doctor before using any products designed to help lower cholesterol levels.

Benecol products are also not intended for people who do not need to control their blood cholesterol, so if your levels aren’t elevated, you might like to enjoy a regular vegetable oil spread such as olive, rapeseed or soya, low fat dairy yogurts or plant-based alternatives.

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