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Does eating high cholesterol low fat food like crab elevate good or bad blood cholesterol?

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Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Carbs increase ldl

The latest info in that too many refined sugars and animal fat can increase LDL to help decrease cholesterol be plant based (9cups of veggies/fruits/day), good grains such as brown rice, quinoa, millet, oatmeal, and lean protein such as poultry & fish are better. Limit dairy as well since that is an animal fat.

In brief: Carbs increase ldl

The latest info in that too many refined sugars and animal fat can increase LDL to help decrease cholesterol be plant based (9cups of veggies/fruits/day), good grains such as brown rice, quinoa, millet, oatmeal, and lean protein such as poultry & fish are better. Limit dairy as well since that is an animal fat.
Dr. Seema Patel
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Dr. Diana Metzger
While I agree with the recommendations for lowering cholesterol with limitation to carbohydrates, I do not believe this answered the question being asked.
Dr. Diana Metzger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Maybe neither

Plant and seafood sterols compete for sites used to synthesize cholesterol (found only in animals).
Their presence in diet may actually reduce both total and bad cholesterol with little to no change in hdl. Omega 3 unsaturated fatty acids also compete for cholesterol synthesis. Seafood is better than red meat, and should be included in diet.

In brief: Maybe neither

Plant and seafood sterols compete for sites used to synthesize cholesterol (found only in animals).
Their presence in diet may actually reduce both total and bad cholesterol with little to no change in hdl. Omega 3 unsaturated fatty acids also compete for cholesterol synthesis. Seafood is better than red meat, and should be included in diet.
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Dr. Maureen Mays
Clinical Lipidology

In brief: Both

It increases both the good and bad (hdl and ldl) cholesterol.
For most, that results in a better or no-worse LDL to HDL ratio. Those foods are better for you than the saturated fats (lard, palm, coconut, etc.) which raise the bad and lower the good (bad for your ratio).

In brief: Both

It increases both the good and bad (hdl and ldl) cholesterol.
For most, that results in a better or no-worse LDL to HDL ratio. Those foods are better for you than the saturated fats (lard, palm, coconut, etc.) which raise the bad and lower the good (bad for your ratio).
Dr. Maureen Mays
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