MayoClinic.com has posted a review.
Here’s the skinny.
Oatmeal and oat bran
- 5 to 10 grams of soluble fiber a day decreases LDL (bad) cholesterol about 5%.
- A cholesterol-lowering diet with 20% of the calories from walnuts may reduce LDL cholesterol 12%.
Fish and omega-3 fatty acids
- Eat at least 2 servings of “fatty” fish per week.
Foods fortified with plant sterols or stanols
- Can help reduce LDL cholesterol by more than 10%.
The bottom line?
Read the post for more detail and an update on the small impact of soy on LDL cholesterol.
Cholesterol-lowering supplements are listed here.
9/17/07 21:26 JR