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We want to help you in your work as a healthcare professional. Here, you can find a range of useful resources to help inform you and your patients about the cholesterol-lowering benefits of plant stanols.

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Benecol patient Information booklet

Benecol patient Information booklet is designed to be downloaded and given to your patients as an educational resource. The booklet covers useful topics to help patients learn about cholesterol, CVD and how to lead a healthy, cholesterol-lowering lifestyle.

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Summary of EAS / ESC Guidelines

The European Guidelines for the Management of Dyslipidaemias & Cardiovascular Disease Prevention highlights dietary advice as the cornerstone for reducing cardiovascular disease risk. This summary provides an overview of the latest dietary recommendations for reducing cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk, based on guidelines from the EAS and ESC.

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Patient tear-off pad

This tear-off pad can be downloaded and printed. Each tear-off sheet is designed to help you support your patients to make small changes that could make a big difference to their cholesterol levels, including dietary suggestions and the inclusion of functional foods containing plant stanols.

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The benefits of plant stanols – infographic

This downloadable infographic provides useful, succinct information about hypercholesterolaemia, cardiovascular disease and the benefits of plant stanol ester use.

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Plant stanol ester – clinical summary

This clinical summary outlines the clinical data around plant stanol ester, the active cholesterol-lowering ingredient in Benecol functional foods.

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Dietary interventions to reduce LDL cholesterol – infographic

This downloadable infographic provides key information on the role of diet in reducing elevated LDL cholesterol.

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These e-learning and training modules are designed to help you learn more about hypercholesterolaemia, guideline recommendations and the range of ways Benecol can be taken to help patients lower their low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels.

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Clinical efficacy studies

This list includes references to all published clinical efficacy studies done with plant stanol ester. A link to a full text is provided if available. Otherwise, a link to an abstract is provided. Articles that are not available online are marked accordingly.

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Guidelines and position papers

This list contains references to international and national guidelines and position papers recognising the use of plant stanol ester for reducing LDL-cholesterol.

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