March 2003 Issue
F Eating a vegetarian diet that includes cholesterol-lowering foods may lower lipid levels as much as some medications, say Canadian researchers. In a very small study, 13 men and women with high cholesterol levels followed a low-fat vegetarian diet that included soy milk, soy burgers, oats, almonds and bean soup—all of which have been found to lower cholesterol levels individually—as well as fruit and vegetables. After one month, blood levels of LDL ("bad"
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