Low cholesterol diet helps people lower cholesterol
The Low-Cholesterol Diet, also known as the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension diet, or DASH diet, aims to lower cholesterol in the blood by reducing saturated fat intake.
The new study found that a low-fat diet with a moderate amount of vegetables and fruits could also reduce cholesterol by as much as 17 percent.
Researchers also found that the low-cholesterol diet significantly reduced the risk of heart disease, particularly cardiovascular disease.
According to the study, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, a diet that includes at least 25 percent low-saturated fat had the same effect as one that only included a few percent.
Researchers also found a link between the diet and weight loss.
They compared the dieters who consumed a low fat diet and those who ate a moderate-fat one to those who consumed no low-carb diet.
The researchers found that, while the moderate-carb group lost less weight, the dieter who ate the diet had significantly lower body fat.
They also found the low cholesterol diet resulted in less weight gain and a significant decrease in LDL cholesterol, a type of blood fat that is thought to contribute to heart disease.
Researchers said they are working to develop a low cholesterol, low fat version of the diet that is proven to work.