Margarine As Health Food?

Generations of butter lovers have held that margarine should not qualify as a food. Now there's a margarine manufacturer that agrees. The makers of Benecol spread consider it a nutritional supplement. Not only will it not raise your overall blood cholesterol, they say; studies show that it will lower it as much as 9%.

A division of Johnson & Johnson plans to test-market Benecol in January and hopes it will prove as popular here as it has in Finland. The smooth yellow spread has been sold there since 1995, and stores have had trouble keeping it in stock, even at prices...

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