Whole Foods Best for Lowering Cholesterol

June 2005
Environmental Nutrition;Jun2005, Vol. 28 Issue 6, p1
Cites a study by researchers at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, which found that whole foods like grains, vegetables and fruits together with a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol can result in greater improvements in total and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol. Observation of two groups wherein the first ate a diet of reduced-fat prepared foods and the second ate foods rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains; Compliance of both diets to the American Heart Association guidelines; Indication that eating more vegetables, fruits and legumes provided more cholesterol-lowering benefit.


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