It’s true that Oats can lower cholesterol and while I wouldn’t eat Cheerios because it’s a highly processed grain with gluten, their claim, for healthy individuals is most likely true. Why is it that if you say a food or supplement is healing it has to be classified a drug. This is called not letting the public know the TRUTH. That FOODS HEAL and often drugs do the opposite! Sickening.
Hey, General Mills: If you want to say Cheerios is “clinically proven to lower cholesterol,” you better get your whole-grain Os approved as a new drug by the FDA.
That’s what the FDA told the company in this letter, which says the labeling on Cheerios boxes is in “serious violation” of federal rules. The letter continues:
Based on claims made on your product’s label, we have determined that your Cheerios® Toasted Whole Grain Oat Cereal is promoted for conditions that cause it to be a drug because the product is intended for use in the prevention, mitigation, and treatment of disease. (rest here)
The FDA is controlled by pharma and they are scared of Cheerios because by god, we want to sell lots of statins–heaven forbid people should eat right to avoid drugs—and the FDA is helping them.
PharmaGossip is on this too, though I imagine he’s got a different perspective than I do…his commentary is still funny. Pretty much reads like a cartoon. Will take one second of your time.