Document Type

Patent

Publication Date

8-4-1995

Abstract

A method of decreasing plasma cholesterol is disclosed. The method includes oral administration of coprostanol-producing bacteria to humans. These organisms, once in the small intestine, will reduce free cholesterol to coprostanol, which is absorbed poorly. Pharmaceutical compositions for delivery are included as are different methods of delivery such as placing the microorganisms in food.

Patent Number

US 5,972,685

ISURF Reference Number

01158

Assignee

Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc.,

Application Number

US 08/511,397

Date Filed

8-4-1995

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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