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November 27, 1997 | Bloomberg News
Raisio Oy of Finland, a food and extracts company, said it agreed to sell a unit of Johnson & Johnson the exclusive worldwide rights to market its cholesterol-cutting products. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. A joint venture producing raw sterol was set up in Chile and a stanol ester plant will be built in the U.S., Raisio said. The substances, which clinical studies suggest reduce artery-clogging cholesterol with regular use, are used in producing its Benecol margarine.
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November 27, 1997 | Bloomberg News
Raisio Oy of Finland, a food and extracts company, said it agreed to sell a unit of Johnson & Johnson the exclusive worldwide rights to market its cholesterol-cutting products. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. A joint venture producing raw sterol was set up in Chile and a stanol ester plant will be built in the U.S., Raisio said. The substances, which clinical studies suggest reduce artery-clogging cholesterol with regular use, are used in producing its Benecol margarine.
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November 7, 1999 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If you fight fire with fire, maybe it makes sense to fight fat with fat. That seems to be the strategy behind the recent "functional food" breakthroughs by Finnish scientists, who are infusing the active ingredient of the world's first cholesterol-lowering margarine into the fats and oils of other products to create healthier sausages, cheese spreads, snack bars and chocolate.
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