Lower the fat, up the healthy foods

Loviglio, Joann
November 2005
New York Amsterdam News;11/24/2005, Vol. 96 Issue 48, Special section p20
This article reports that a new study has found that eating a low-fat diet packed with nutritious vegetables, fruit, beans and whole grains reduces levels of bad cholesterol twice as much as eating a low-fat diet that's heavy on prepackaged foods. Christopher Gardner, lead author of the study, published in the journal "Annals of Internal Medicine," said that diet has an effect on lowering cholesterol but it's really trivial. He said that it would be better to put one on drugs to control one's cholesterol. Half the test group followed a low-fat diet that included large quantities of plant-based foods.


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