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New meta-analysis finds a plant-based vegetarian diet is associated with lower cholesterol

20:00 EDT 21 Aug 2017 | AAAS

(Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine) A new dietary review of 49 observational and controlled studies finds plant-based vegetarian diets, especially vegan diets, are associated with lower levels of total cholesterol, including lower levels of HDL and LDL cholesterol, compared to omnivorous diets. The meta-analysis appears as an online advance in Nutrition Reviews.

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