01/09/2011 10:34 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

How To Lower Cholesterol: Which Supplements Work? (PHOTOS)

If you're looking for a natural way to lower your cholesterol -- in addition to watching what you eat and exercising -- there are plenty of dietary supplements on the market that claim to do the trick.

These claims aren't always backed up by research, however. Though not always perfect, scientific studies are the best way to determine if an alternative remedy really works. Below, we break down what the research does -- and doesn't -- say about the benefits of the most popular supplements for lowering cholesterol.

High Cholesterol? 10 Supplements That May Improve Heart Health