FINN-NOMENON

SCANDINAVIAN MARGARINE CUTS CHOLESTEROL UP TO 15%

While there is no truth to the old joke that the people of Finland think sausage is a vegetable, they do have a legendary fondness for fat--and such high cholesterol counts that they are favorite research subjects for heart-disease studies. All that may change if a tiny food-and-grain company has its way. The Raisio Group of Finland has developed a margarine blend that actually lowers a person's cholesterol 10% to 15%. Some experts believe regular consumption could cut the risk of heart attack by a third.

The key ingredient is a naturally occurring chemical found in pine trees--something else Finland has...

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