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what is the difference between a low fat diet and a low cholesterol diet

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Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Read nutritional : Labels...Fresh fruit & vegetables are great.

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ehsan Ansari
29 years experience Cardiology
See below: Your diet should be less than 30% ot daily calorie from total fat. 7% from saturated fat and less than 1% from trans fats and less than 300 mg of chol ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Low fat diet: I don't give my patients numbers, you want to try and eliminate as much fat as possible for you. If whatever you settle on doesn't achieve lipid targe ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diana Metzger
29 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Weight gain comes from increased calories which are found in all foods - fat, carbohydrate, and protein sources. Limiting one (fat) does not mean th ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
20 years experience Family Medicine
See below: Calories are the measure of energy in any food or drink. Our body then uses this energy to keep us alive, but an excess of calories leads to an exce ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
34 years experience Wound care
Diets: Fad diets are marketing ploys to promote a concept that has more to do with making money than with a well-balanced diet that promotes long-term compli ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Different terms: Al food is a combination of carbohydrate, protein or fat low carb means a diet low in carbohydrates; low fat is one restricted in fats. Low calories j ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
Similiar : Low glycemic and low carbohydrate diets are similar. Low glycemic diets try to keep people from eating simple carbs and direct them to complex carbohy ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
37 years experience Radiology
Salad: I just had one for lunch.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: This would be an excellent approach.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
36 years experience Holistic Medicine
Depends: Low fat diets are unhealthy if the fats are replaced by carbohydrates. However, in the presence of coronary artery disease, diets that limit saturated ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Low carb: Has been shown to be effective in wt loss.Simple carbs, often from processed foods, are just long chains of sugars, absorbed rapidly, causing spikes ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Very little!: By definition atkins is low carb, and the first diet to stress a low carb lifestyle, so to some extent, they are the same. But variations have sprung ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Sterling
44 years experience Emergency Medicine
A Shaggy Fish Story: These are all pretty low in sodium but I listed them from highest to lowest (in mg per average serving):: halibut(110), whitefish(101), mackerel(101) ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristin Keskey
44 years experience Internal Medicine
Some ideas: Vegetables and low fat protein such as chicken fish or turkey.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Leonardi
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
Low carb diet : There is a much simpler approach to healthy limitation of carbohydrates than counting carb grams. It is simply the elimination of two classes of carbo ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
36 years experience Bariatrics
Low carbs is theBEST: Low carbs is the beeest! basically, your choices for each meal includes protein, fat, carbs, and veggies. It is always best to focus on protein and ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Variable: If you're really interested in a low carb diet, read books by dr. Dean ornish who has done the most research on the subject: http://www.Amazon.Com/orn ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kerry Friesen
29 years experience Preventive Medicine
High prot Low Carb: Most nuts and natural nut butters are an excellent source of easily digestible protein and rich in heart healthy fats. Calorie count is less importan ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
High fat red meat: Animal fats will always be in a high cholesterol diet.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
High protein & carb: Check out http://www.muscleandfitness.com/nutrition/gain-mass/7-protein-packed-and-carb-rich-foods & http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/good-highprot ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience General Practice
Fiber diet: Fiber in your diet makes more stool, the stool is made with color from bile which contains cholesterol from the liver. When the bile is excreted to di ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Very helpful: The glycemic index measures how much a food raises blood sugar compared to eating sugar. But the glycemic indexes of a meal are the average, so if yo ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gaston Moran Celayes
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Think about energy: Both fat and carbs function as energy source. If you reduce both your body will start to resent it and you will feel fatigued, not able to perform any ... Read More
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