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Mediterranean diet lowers bad cholesterol, regardless of weight loss
Mediterranean diet lowers bad cholesterol, regardless of weight loss

(May 1, 2013 - Insidermedicine)

From Quebec - A heart-healthy diet lowers bad cholesterol in men, even if they don't lose any weight, according to a report presented at the AHA's Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology 2013 Scientific Sessions. Researchers studied 19 men with metabolic syndrome between 24-62 years old. Participants ate a standard North American diet high in fats, refined surges, carbohydrates and red meat for five weeks, followed by five weeks on a Mediterranean diet. The men then took part in a 20-week weight loss regimen followed by an additional five weeks on the Mediterranean diet. Results showed that, regardless of weight loss, the Mediterranean diet lowered levels of LDL cholesterol by 9%.

 
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