Vegetarian or Vegan Diet May Lower Cholesterol: Study
Copenhagen, 25 May (ONA) --- According to a new study, there’s a distinct benefit for anyone diagnosed with high cholesterol to eat fruits and vegetables.
Researchers looked at levels of LDL, or low-density lipoproteins — often called “bad” cholesterol because a buildup can increase the risk of stroke and heart disease.
In study particpants, LDL levels dropped 10% and total cholesterol declined 7% for people following a plant-based diet when compared with those who eat both meat and plants, the study found.
The analysis was based on results from 30 randomized clinical trials, with over 2,300 of them published between 1982 and 2022. Those studies investigated the impact of vegetarian or vegan diets on all types of cholesterol and apolipoprotein B (apoB), a protein in blood considered to be a good measure of how much bad fat and cholesterol is in the body.