Regardless, the study in the Journal of Health article is about Concentrated oat beta-glucan, a fermentable fiber, lowers serum cholesterol in hypercholesterolemic adults in a randomized controlled trial . Polydextrose, a fermentable fiber, reduces serum cholesterol in adults with hypercholesterolemia). Please note that the experimental group in this study did not "eat oatmeal" as Professor Jiang Wenwen said, but "eat β-polydextrose". Therefore, it is very inappropriate to say "eating β-polydextrose" as "eating oatmeal". In addition, the control group of this study was not "not eating oatmeal" as Professor Jiang
Wenwen said, but "eating glucose". More importantly, popular database the experimental data on triglycerides in this paper are questionable. In order to let readers see the whole picture, I copied the original text of this part as follows: Triglycerides increased 0.09 ± 0.1mmol/L (mean ± SEM) in the treatment group (from baseline of 1.9 ± 0.1mmol/L), but this change was not significantly different than 0. Triglycerides fell 0.2 ± 0.1mmol/ L (mean ± SEM) in the placebo group. The triglycerides change between the treatment and control group was significantly different (p = 0.030).
It can be seen from this original text that triglycerides have only risen from 1.9mmol/L to 1.99mmol/L, which is less than 5%. However, Professor Jiang Wenwen said that "it has increased a lot". Also, what does "not significantly different than 0" mean? The only explanation is a typo. Again, triglycerides in the control group decreased by 0.2 ± 0.1 mmol/L, or more than 10%. But how could eating glucose lower triglycerides so much? Could it be that glucose can be a good medicine for controlling blood lipids?