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Will the mediterranean diet help reduce my cholesterol level?

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Dr. Irv Loh
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In brief: Yes, modestly

Depending on how bad your baseline diet is, adopting & maintaining a mediterranean diet enriched with polyunsaturated oils (olive), emphasis on plant-based foods, fruits, legumes, nuts, & use of meat, if any, as a condiment rather than the main course, will modestly reduce cholesterol, assuming your weight is stable.
Weight loss will spuriously lower the cholesterol more, until weight stabilizes.

In brief: Yes, modestly

Depending on how bad your baseline diet is, adopting & maintaining a mediterranean diet enriched with polyunsaturated oils (olive), emphasis on plant-based foods, fruits, legumes, nuts, & use of meat, if any, as a condiment rather than the main course, will modestly reduce cholesterol, assuming your weight is stable.
Weight loss will spuriously lower the cholesterol more, until weight stabilizes.
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