Vegetarian Diet to Lower Cholesterol Levels

Plant-based vegetarian diets, particularly vegan diets were found to be associated with lowering total cholesterol, HDL and LDL cholesterol levels when compared to omnivorous diets, reveals a new dietary review of 49 observational and controlled studies. The strong association between vegetarian diets and reduced cholesterol levels might be due to a plant-based diet which lowers the body weight, reduced intake of saturated fat, and an increased intake of plant foods like fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes, and nuts are found to be naturally rich in soy protein, soluble fiber and plant sterols.

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