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Are almonds bad for people with high cholesterol because of their high fat content?
10 doctors weighed in

Mike Moore
Family Medicine
8 doctors agree
In brief: No, but...
Almonds are rich in the "right" kind of fat (mono unsaturated fats, such as are in olive oil), and also are a source of vitamin e, magnesium, postassium, and fiber.
Studies suggest that replacing other fats in your diet with almonds will lead to a reduction in your LDL cholesterol. As always, your primary care physician is a great source of information on how to manage high cholesterol.

In brief: No, but...
Almonds are rich in the "right" kind of fat (mono unsaturated fats, such as are in olive oil), and also are a source of vitamin e, magnesium, postassium, and fiber.
Studies suggest that replacing other fats in your diet with almonds will lead to a reduction in your LDL cholesterol. As always, your primary care physician is a great source of information on how to manage high cholesterol.
Mike Moore
Mike Moore
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Dr. Francine Yep
One serving of almonds is 1 ounce or about 23 shelled almonds. Yum!
Dr. Howard Rubin
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Almonds
Vegetable sources of fat are preferred as compared to animal sources of fat in dietary treatment for high cholesterol.

In brief: Almonds
Vegetable sources of fat are preferred as compared to animal sources of fat in dietary treatment for high cholesterol.
Dr. Howard Rubin
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