Specific guide to this web site for:
2. Medical Students
3. Science media writers
4. High School & College
1. Harvard led MI study
(J. of Amer. Coll.
4. Amer. J. of Cardio.
review of literature
6. Oat bran study
7. Pregnancy & Alcohol
8. Are Geminis
9. Columbia 'Miracle' Study
Limitations of Meta-Analyses
Large Randomized Clinical
Tale of Two Large
Developments" regarding an underpowered poorly done widely publicized study study suggesting oat
bran had no significant cholesterol lowering
This article concerned a small study on the
effects of oat bran on cholesterol levels. This poorly interpreted study which received widespread media attention at the time may have stopped the oat bran
fad prematurely, but it did not stop further research.
The documentation in the scientific literature
showing the cholesterol lowering effect of dietary soluble fiber (such as oat bran)
as an adjunct in lowering cholesterol is extensive.