Cholesterol

Livers make cholesterol so cholesterol is found only in animal-based food.  As blood cholesterol levels decreased from 170 mg/dL to 90 mg/dL, cancers of the liver, rectum, colon, lung, breast, childhood leukemia, adult leukemia, brain, stomach and esophagus (throat) decreased. Most Americans know that if you have high cholesterol, you should worry about our heart, but they don’t know that you might want to worry about cancer as well. The China Study pg 7-79.

Dr. John McDougall in his book The McDougall Programstates “the blood cholesterol levels . . . average decrease is 28 mg/dl” after a patient is on his essentially plant based diet for 12 days. (pg 28) Dr. McDougall has many articles on line-Fat & Cholesterol: Primary Poisons and cholesterol video or Cholesterol & Triglycerides.

Study shows solid evidence that there are different kinds of HDL, and some of them are harmful

Interview with Dr. W. C. Roberts (Editor in Chief of Am Journal of Cardiology & Head of Cardiology at Baylor Med) preventing heart disease  on why to keep cholesterol below 150 here  

Study finds the more soy consumed the lower cholesterols levels found.

Study finds people eating plants only consume more fiber and had the healthiest body weight and lowest cholesterol levels of all diet types.

Review of 26 trials finds adding ½ c of beans, lentils or peas a day to diet can significantly reduce LDL cholesterol levels.

Study shows low-fat, plant-based diet in 7 days decreased cholesterol 22 mg/dL.

Healthy adults put on Paleo diet suffer increased LDL, total cholesterol and Triglycerides.

The Cleveland Clinic recommends you eat less than 200 mg of cholesterol per day