August 2003 Issue

New Research Finds Eating More Of Certain Foods Lowers Cholesterol

Don't eat this. Don't eat that. We’ve become used to lists of “forbidden foods” when it comes to eating healthfully. That’s especially true for heart-healthy diets, where what you’ve been told to avoid has always reigned supreme. Years ago, dietary cholesterol and fats of all types were demonized. We now know that the type of fat you eat is more important than the amount, with saturated and trans fats the real culprits in raising blood cholesterol. . . .

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