Low-Fat or Whole Food?

Low-Fat or Whole Food?
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Which type of plant-based diet has been shown to maximize cholesterol reduction?

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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 all on 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 #1 killer in half, and those who eliminated dairy and eggs did even better still.

But, there are two popular styles of vegan diets—there are 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 #1 killer.

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Below is an approximation of this video’s audio content. To see any graphs, charts, graphics, images, and quotes to which Dr. Greger may be referring, watch the above video.

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 all on 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 #1 killer in half, and those who eliminated dairy and eggs did even better still.

But, there are two popular styles of vegan diets—there are 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 #1 killer.

Please consider volunteering to help out on the site.

Doctor's Note

Check out these videos on meat and cardiovascular disease:
Flax Seeds for Hypertension
How to Prevent a Stroke
Why Was Heart Disease Rare in the Mediterranean?
Cholesterol Crystals May Tear Though Our Artery Lining

And check out my other videos on cholesterol

For more context, also see my associated blog posts: Soy milk: shake it up! and Stool Size & Breast Cancer Risk.

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