Cardiovascular diseases have become the leading cause of death from chronic diseases in the
world. One of the major risk factors for this disease is hypercholesterolemia, caused in most
cases by a rich-fat diet, so came to our country Benecol ® yogurt, whose active ingredient is
plant stanol ester that competes with total cholesterol and low density lipoprotein or LDL
cholesterol by preventing them to be absorbed by the body and reducing blood levels.
Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of plant stanol ester in Benecol ® yogurt lowering blood
lipids in moderately hypercholesterolemic patients treated at the CES Clinic during 2011.
Methods: A randomized crossover clinical trial, double-blind, placebo-controlled study in
patients between 20 and 50 years with moderate hypercholesterolemia and are cared for CES
control clinic in Medellin.
Expected results: Test the effectiveness of plant stanol esters in reducing total cholesterol
and LDL cholesterol in patients with moderate hypercholesterolemia.