Which type of plant-based diet has been shown to maximize cholesterol reduction?
A plant-based diet is best, but what kind of plant based diet? A review last year looked at all the randomized controlled trials to date. Using a meat-eating group as the control, it compared people eating like a Mediterranean-style diet that minimizes meat, versus a meat-free diet, versus a meat, dairy and egg-free diet. You can’t really directly compare all the studies, because they were on all slightly different diets, for different durations, studying different populations of people, but in general, people cutting out most meat cut out a quarter of their risk... Those cutting out all meat cut their risk of our number one killer in half, and those that eliminated dairy and eggs, did even better still.
But there’s kinda two popular styles of vegan diets, there’s those pushing very low fat versus those that encourage high fat whole food sources like nuts. Which one works better?
… A whole-foods vegan diet chock full ‘o nuts may wipe out as much as 80% of our risk of falling victim to the number one killer.
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