I posted awhile back about plant sterols, and the potential benefits of consuming them in order to lower your cholesterol. Basically, research has indicated that consuming about 2 grams of these plant sterols per day can help lower LDL cholesterol…It seems that Smart Balance has a product (spreadable butter) that they are touting as containing these sterols, but, it may be that they don’t contain an amount adequate to make the claims that they are using on their product label. For shame!
So, now GFA brands (makers of Smart Balance) is at the center of a class action lawsuit.
Read more about this most recent example of Big Food trying to get one over on the public here: Smart Balance is hit with lawsuit over plant sterol claims.
And if you want in-depth detail into the case, there is a link to the filing here.