Join the discussion about Cardiovascular Disease.
We at Benecol® USA developed a series of White Papers to open the discussion about the healthcare professional's role in facilitating a population-level change in cardiovascular health status. Our mission is to improve heart health nationally and globally by increasing awareness, access, and utilization of plant stanol-containing foods for healthy cholesterol levels. We hope to inspire and encourage healthcare professionals to look to functional foods as a solution for widespread heart health issues, and to provide tools that can support those recommendations.
Slowing Down Cardiovascular Disease (CVD), the Nation's Most Pressing Health Issue: What If Supermarkets Make Customers 'Cholesterol Savvier'?
The opening white paper of this series informs food retailers of the vast scale, causes and deadly consequences of heart illness in the U.S. and the beneficial role supermarkets can play to help lower incidence, and help afflicted and at-risk customers eat smarter to enjoy healthier lives.
Flipping the Script on America's Heart Health: "Prescribe Food Solutions to High Cholesterol"
The second white paper focuses on food as medicine: using functional foods and their active properties to improve health status and help reverse certain health conditions. Access to functional foods has increased over time as there is more support for natural approaches to chronic disease. This paper explores the potential of a population-level solution that is sitting right on the grocery store shelves.
Your Phytosterols Primer
Plant-Based Food Ingredient is a Convenient, Effective Population-Level Solution to High Cholesterol
The third white paper is a tool for healthcare providers to break down the clinical information behind plant stanols and their cholesterol-lowering efficacy, and to translate that information to patients, clients and other healthcare professionals. This document serves as an interactive guide to phytosterols.