The Cambridge, Mass. based Arthur D. Little company (ADL) announced it has developed a series of new flavoured beverage formulations that contain a soluble dietary fibre, found naturally in oats, that reduces the risk of coronary heart disease and lowers blood cholesterol. A report by Food Ingredients Online says that working with a subsidiary of Van Drunen Farms, a food ingredients manufacturer based in Momence, Ill., "ADL developed the beverage using Nutrim, the newest generation of oat bran, which features a highly concentrated amount of oat beta glucan." The report says that the FDA has approved oat beta glucan as the component of oats that lowers cholesterol.