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Can adding olive oil or safflower oil to your diet lower your cholesterol level?

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Dr. Thomas Higgins answered

Specializes in Cardiology

Absolutely: The substitution of unsaturated fats and oils in dietary management will contribute to better cholesterol profiles.

Answered 3/16/2014

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Dr. Michael Shapiro answered

Specializes in Cardiology

Perhaps: This will only be helpful if you use these healthy oils to replace unhealthy oils/fats in your diet.

Answered 7/4/2013

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Dr. Charles Cattano answered

Specializes in Gastroenterology

Dieters Beware, Pt.3: FAT BLOCKERS (Guar gum, Hydroxycitrate, Chitosan) Claim: You won't absorb as much dietary fat from your food. Science: There isn't strong evidence that these work without a lower-calorie diet. Risks: Some cause diarrhea and inhibit vitamin absorption, while others made from shellfish may trigger allergic reactions. (Ref. Time,7/14)

Answered 7/12/2014

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How come olive oil is considered fat and yet giid for cholesterol ?

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