Nuts May Help Lower Cholesterol Levels

Eating nuts improves cholesterol and other blood lipid levels, which may help stave off heart disease, researchers found. In a pooled analysis of 25 intervention trials, eating an average of 67 grams of nuts a day (2.4 ounces) reduced total cholesterol by 5.9 percent and LDL, or bad, cholesterol by 7.4 percent, according to Dr. Joan Sabaté of Loma Linda University in California and colleagues. The ratios of total to HDL (good) cholesterol and of LDL to HDL cholesterol also were reduced, they...Full Story
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