Cholesterol/LipidsFiberFlavonoids (Soy)Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Best foods (and supplements) to lower your cholesterol 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%.

Walnuts, almonds

  • 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

Hi, I’m JR

John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.