April 19, 2014

If Made with Olestra, That Is

1 Potato Chips Could Lower Your PCB Levels

People who have been exposed to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and as a result have high PCB levels in their bodies are known to be at increased risk of high blood pressure and diabetes, but one way to reduce those toxic levels might be, counterintuitively, by eating potato chips. Just make sure they're low-calorie chips made with olestra, a zero-cal substitute for fat. University of Cincinnati researchers conducted a year-long study of persons with high PCB levels and found that those who ate 24 olestra chips daily experienced a decrease in PCB levels of eight percent, compared to one percent for a control group. It should be noted that the University was involved in the original development of olestra for Procter & Gamble's Pringles brand in 1996.

More at Sciencedaily.com | Posted 3 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Tags: PCBs, University of Cincinnati, Olestra, Benefits of Olestra, Lowering Body PCB Levels, Olestra and PCBs

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