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i just want to know what foods will help lower cholesterol and what foods produce good cholesterol?

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Dr. Daniel Zanger
Cardiology 33 years experience
Cholesterol: You generally want to avoid red meat and any organ meat ie liver pancreas etc reduce egg intake (egg whites ok) . Avoid high fat milk products stick to low fat cheese etc. Fiber help a little to raise good cholesterol along with 2- 3 oz of wine will raise HDL ( good cholesterol).

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