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Friday, 11 February 2011

Cholesterol lowering diets and high fibre foods implicated in vitamin malabsorption

Published in the Int J Vitam Nutr Res. 2002 Jan;72(1):53-9.

Influence of lifestyle on vitamin bioavailability.
van den Berg H, van der Gaag M, Hendriks H.
Dept. of Nutritional Physiology, TNO Nutrition and Food Research Institute, P.O. Box 360, 3700 AJ, Zeist, The Netherlands.

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Van den Berg found that fat-soluble vitamin absorption and vitamin bioavailability may be compromised by:
(a) cholesterol-lowering compounds (diets)
(b) unabsorbable fat substitutes
(c) certain vegetables (particularly raw)
(d) high fiber foods

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