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Plant-Based Diets Lower Cholesterol

Plant-Based Diets Lower Cholesterol

Vegetarian, especially vegan, diets reduce cholesterol levels, according to a review and meta-analysis authored by Physician Committee researchers and published in Nutrition Reviews. Researchers reviewed 49 observational and intervention studies that compared vegetarian and vegan diets with omnivorous diets and their effects on plasma lipids. Vegetarian diets lowered total cholesterol levels as well as LDL and HDL levels when compared […]

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The Alzheimer’s Gene Paradox

The Alzheimer’s Gene Paradox

Diet may explain the Nigerian Paradox, where they have among the highest rates of the Alzheimer’s susceptibility gene, ApoE4, but among the lowest rates of Alzheimer’s disease. More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org and How Not to Die

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What Explains the French Paradox of Heart Attack Rates?

What Explains the French Paradox of Heart Attack Rates?

Why do heart attack rates appear lower than expected in France given their saturated fat and cholesterol intake? Is it their red wine, their vegetable consumption, or something else? More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org and How Not to Die

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Walnuts Help Control Cholesterol Levels and Blood Vessel Health

Walnuts Help Control Cholesterol Levels and Blood Vessel Health

Adding walnuts to your diet may improve blood vessel function and lower cholesterol levels, according to a study published in BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care. Researchers at Yale University divided 112 participants at risk for diabetes into two groups, one that received dietary counseling to help them compensate for the added walnut calorie intake by keeping their calorie intake […]

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Egg Lobby Launches Major Campaign to Defeat Vegan Egg Replacement Startup

Egg Lobby Launches Major Campaign to Defeat Vegan Egg Replacement Startup

By Noel Brinkerhoff / Danny Biederman, http://www.allgov.com/ The egg industry in the U.S. has tried to squash a startup company specializing in eggless products. The Guardian and the Associated Press say they uncovered emails from lobbyists representing egg producers that targeted the sales of Hampton Creek, which produces a mayonnaise that contains no eggs. The egg replacement company was seen […]

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How Fiber Lowers Cholesterol

How Fiber Lowers Cholesterol

Fiber bulks, speeds, and dilutes the intestinal waste stream to facilitate the removal of excess cholesterol from the body. Read full article: http://nutritionfacts.org/2015/02/19/dont-forget-fiber/ More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org

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Four Nuts Once a Month

Four Nuts Once a Month

A single serving of Brazil nuts may bring cholesterol levels down faster than statin drugs and keep them down even a month after that single ingestion. More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org

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Cholesterol Levels Lowest in Vegans

Those who consume vegan diets have better cholesterol levels than people who eat meat, fish, dairy, and/or egg products, according to a study published this month in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Researchers examined data and blood samples from 1,694 participants from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition-Oxford (EPIC) study. Participants were categorized as meat-eaters, fish-eaters, vegetarians, […]

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BOLD Indeed! Beef Lowers Cholesterol?

BOLD Indeed! Beef Lowers Cholesterol?

The beef industry designed a study to show that a diet containing beef was able to lower cholesterol if one cuts out enough poultry, pork, fish, and cheese to halve one’s total saturated fat intake! More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org

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Eggs vs. Cigarettes in Atherosclerosis

A study in the journal Atherosclerosis found that eating just 3 eggs or more a week was associated with a significant increase in artery-clogging plaque buildup in people’s carotid arteries going to their brain, a strong predictor of stroke, heart attack, and death. Read full article: http://nutritionfacts.org/2013/09/10/eggs-vs-cigarettes-in-atherosclerosis/ Related article: What’s Wrong with Eggs? More information: http://NutritionFacts.org and http://www.DrGreger.org

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