Metamucil unveils presentation on ways to lower cholesterol

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble on Tuesday unveiled its Metamucil presentation, "The Five Things Every American Needs to do to Lower Their Cholesterol."

The presentation is made by Michael Roizen, chairman of the Wellness Institute at Cleveland Clinic and host of an upcoming PBS series, "Younger You."

“I often see that people are not getting enough fiber in their daily diets. Most Americans only get 10 g to 15 g of fiber per day, versus the recommended 20 g to 35 g,” Roizen said. “That’s why one of my five tips is to supplement your diet with psyllium fiber, which is proven to help lower cholesterol.”

The five tips are: Take psyllium; wear a pedometer and increase daily activity; get an exercise buddy; beware of hidden fats and sugars in the diet; and supplement the diet with DHA, an omega-3 fatty acid found in fish oil supplements.

On Feb. 7, "The Dr. Oz Show" coupled "The Five Things” presentation with the announcement that consumers have an opportunity to win a “Heart-to-Heart” with Dr. Oz, courtesy of Metamucil, after registering at WinAHeartToHeart.com. The heart-to-heart is a lunch in New York with Dr. Oz. The winner also receives a three-day/two-night trip for two to New York, including round-trip airfare, hotel, airport transfers, meals, daily spending money and two tickets to "The Dr. Oz Show."

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