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  • vegan diets
  • Plant-based vegetarian diets, especially vegan diets are associated with lower total cholesterol (TC) and 'bad' cholesterol levels, finds a new meta-analysis published in Nutrition Reviews. (nutraingredients.com)
  • "Consumption of vegetarian diets, particularly vegan diets, is associated with lower levels of plasma lipids, which could offer individuals and healthcare professionals an effective option for reducing the risk of heart disease or other chronic conditions," ​ concluded the authors. (nutraingredients.com)
  • foods
  • To make sure that you meet all your nutrient needs on this diet, be sure to eat a variety of each of these types of foods. (portsmouthhospital.com)
  • This Vegetarian Diet Pyramid suggests the types and frequencies of foods that should be enjoyed for health. (wikipedia.org)
  • Healthful diets also provide the right balance of carbohydrates, fat, and protein to reduce risks for chronic diseases, and they are obtained from a variety of foods that are available, affordable, and enjoyable. (wikipedia.org)
  • cholesterol
  • High-density lipoprotein 'good' cholesterol (HDLC) was also lower for vegetarians in both types of study, but there were no significant differences in triglyceride levels in either type of trial. (nutraingredients.com)
  • The researchers also recommended that referral to registered dieticians, who would advise on transitioning to a vegetable rich diet, would relieve time pressure on clinicians, while improving heart health in individuals with elevated cholesterol. (nutraingredients.com)
  • "The immediate health benefits of a plant-based diet, like weight loss, lower blood pressure, and improved cholesterol, are well documented in controlled studies," ​ said study author Susan Levin. (nutraingredients.com)
  • significantly
  • The vegetarian diet also induced significantly lower TC and LDLC in clinical interventions reported the meta-analysis led by George Washington University, in association with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Washington DC. (nutraingredients.com)