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. 1986 Aug 16;2(8503):366-7.
doi: 10.1016/s0140-6736(86)90054-1.

Effect of Activated Charcoal on Hypercholesterolaemia

Effect of Activated Charcoal on Hypercholesterolaemia

P Kuusisto et al. Lancet. .

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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