The first was a low-saturated-fat diet and participants were told simply to eat low-fat dairy and get more fruits and vegetables into their meals.
The later group saw a drop in cholesterol three times higher than the group on the regular low-saturated-fat diet, and both diets proved to be at least as successful as early trials of statins.
Subjects on the low-saturated-fat diet
had, on average, just a 3 percent reduction in their LDL cholesterol in the same period.
When researchers compared the effects of omega-6 with omega-3 following a low-saturated-fat diet
, both types of fatty acids improved blood lipid levels.
CONCLUSION: The theaflavin-enriched green tea extract we studied is an effective adjunct to a low-saturated-fat diet
to reduce LDL-C in hypercholesterolemic adults and is well tolerated.
The only significant reductions in LDL levels were seen with the low-carbohydrate, low-saturated-fat diet
Some studies suggest they help lower low-density lipoprotein ("bad" LDL) cholesterol, when included as part of a low-saturated-fat diet
Eat a low-saturated-fat diet
(seven or eight percent of calories).
Denke's findings suggest that an occasional meal high in saturated fats -- provided that the person otherwise follows the low-saturated-fat diet
consistently -- will not materially worsen blood cholesterol.
Early evidence suggests that a low-saturated-fat diet
and lycopene--a carotenoid found largely in tomatoes--might keep those tiny prostate cancers in check.
The study looked at how high-saturated-fat, low-carb diets and high-carb, low-saturated-fat diets
affect blood levels of saturated fatty acid (known to lead to cardiovascular disease) and an omega-7 fatty acid called palmitoleic acid.