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Which nuts will lower cholesterol?

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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Almonds

Nuts like almonds, pistachios and walnuts contain high amounts of unsaturated fat ("good” fats) which help lower total cholesterol and LDL (“bad” cholesterol) levels.
Ideally, high amounts of unsaturated fats and lower amounts of saturated fat should be found. Walnuts, hazelnuts, pecans, and pistachios appear to have the highest amounts of unsaturated fats and lowest amounts of saturated fats.

In brief: Almonds

Nuts like almonds, pistachios and walnuts contain high amounts of unsaturated fat ("good” fats) which help lower total cholesterol and LDL (“bad” cholesterol) levels.
Ideally, high amounts of unsaturated fats and lower amounts of saturated fat should be found. Walnuts, hazelnuts, pecans, and pistachios appear to have the highest amounts of unsaturated fats and lowest amounts of saturated fats.
Dr. Maritza Baez
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Dr. Doug Hansen
Family Medicine
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In brief: Several.

According to various studies, nuts in general may cause a small reduction (around 5 to 7%) in LDL and total cholesterol and a slight bump in healthy cholesterol.
My favorite nuts are those rich in healthy fatty acids such as walnuts and almonds.

In brief: Several.

According to various studies, nuts in general may cause a small reduction (around 5 to 7%) in LDL and total cholesterol and a slight bump in healthy cholesterol.
My favorite nuts are those rich in healthy fatty acids such as walnuts and almonds.
Dr. Doug Hansen
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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Internal Medicine

In brief: Nuts and cholesterol

Almonds, pecans

In brief: Nuts and cholesterol

Almonds, pecans
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