Eat nuts and oats to lower cholesterol

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PEOPLE who are worried about their cholesterol levels should eat plenty of nuts and oats. These foods could boost efforts to reduce cholesterol, scientists found.

A diet rich in foods known to lower cholesterol is more effective than cutting out saturated fats alone, Canadian researchers discovered. 

Other foods which worked well in the study included soy products, peas, beans and lentils.

A six-month chance to the diet resulted in a ‘meaningful’ 13 per cent reduction in blood levels of LDL cholesterol (the bad one). The study led by Dr David Jenkins from the University of Toronto published their findings in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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