Cargill to Showcase Heart-healthy Products Containing CoroWise(TM) Plant Sterols at 2006 American Dietetic Association Meeting

MINNEAPOLIS – Cargill will reinforce its commitment to dietitians – and their role in keeping Americans healthy – through its presence at the upcoming American Dietetic Association (ADA) Conference, Sept. 17-19 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

A four-year conference participant, Cargill will again give attendees the opportunity to sample some of the breakthrough, heart-healthy consumer products containing CoroWise™ Naturally Sourced Cholesterol Reducer™ brand of plant sterols currently available on grocery store shelves.

"The quality and availability of Cargill’s health-promoting ingredients are helping to change the way Americans eat. Cargill has played an instrumental role in the exploding functional food and beverage industry, and we remain committed to helping educate healthcare professionals on the benefits of these new health-promoting ingredients and products," said Steve Snyder, vice president of sales and marketing, Cargill Health & Food Technologies.

Heart disease is a major health concern in the United States and Cargill offers ingredients that can help promote heart health. CoroWiseÔ plant sterols have been clinically shown to lower cholesterol, and products containing them are eligible for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) health claim: foods containing at least 0.4 g per serving of plant sterols, consumed twice a day with meals for a daily total intake of at least 0.8 g, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease.

"We have a lot of great information to share with dietitians at the ADA Conference. The past year has been very exciting for us because many well-recognized consumer brands have launched great-tasting, convenient, heart-healthy products containing CoroWiseÔ plant sterols," said Snyder.


Cargill is an international provider of food, agricultural and risk management products and services. With 149,000 employees in 63 countries, the company is committed to using its knowledge and experience to collaborate with customers to help them succeed. For more information, visit

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