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Lancet. 1986 Aug 16;2(8503):366-7.

Effect of activated charcoal on hypercholesterolaemia.

Abstract

Seven patients with hypercholesterolaemia were treated for 4 weeks with activated charcoal at a dose of 8 g three times a day. Plasma total cholesterol and LDL-cholesterol decreased by 25% and 41%, respectively, whereas HDL-cholesterol increased by 8%. Side-effects were negligible.

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2874369
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