Dr. Volgman explains how oatmeal helps lower cholesterol.
Oatmeal is one of the best foods you can take when your cholesterol is high or even to prevent high cholesterol. It has been studied for 25 years by Quaker, one of the best companies that make oatmeal. They have been doing research for the last 25 years to see just how it works. It’s a soluble fiber, and it becomes a gelatinous mixture in your intestines, and it tends to absorb cholesterol so that you don’t absorb, you don’t digest the cholesterol that goes inside the body. So it lowers your cholesterol, and that’s why I like to recommend oatmeal as part of their diet.
About Dr. Volgman, M.D., F.A.C.C.:
Annabelle S. Volgman is associate professor of medicine and medical director of the Heart Center for Women at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Volgman graduated from Barnard College, Columbia University, and received her medical doctorate degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York. She received her internal medicine training at the University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics and her cardiology fellowship training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. She was a fellow in clinical electrophysiology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Illinois Masonic Medical Center under Richard Kehoe, M.D.
Dr. Volgman has published numerous abstracts and articles in multiple topics of women and heart disease as well as cardiac electrophysiology. She is currently president of the Metro Chicago Board of Directors of the AHA. She has been a prominent leader of the Go Red for Women movement and has received numerous awards from the American Heart Association. She has been listed in several lists of top doctors and was named a top doctor in the January 2008 issue of “Chicago Magazine.” She has been interviewed by numerous media about health issues and was featured in “O” magazine as Oprah Winfrey’s cardiologist.
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