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From: Jeff Novick, MS, RD, LD, LN (
Subject:         Re: Cholesterol consumption
Date: February 4, 2009 at 6:16 am PST

In Reply to: Cholesterol consumption posted by Sammy on February 3, 2009 at 7:50 pm:


While there may be debate over which has a greater impact, both dietary saturated and cholesterol raise cholesterol levels. This was shown in studies done as far back as the 40s in metabolic wards. There is no need to consume dietary cholesterol. While saturated fat exists in all foods in same amount, the amount in most plant foods is very low. National recommendations are to keep the level in the diet to below 7% of calories and I personally think below 5% is a better target.

Oils are highly refined, processed, concentrated food products and not foods.

All oils contain a mixture of poly, mono, and saturated fats. Consuming oils that are higher in saturated fat can increase ones total saturated fat intake and raise cholesterol levels.

If you scroll down this forum, you will find many discussion on cholesterol and/or saturated fat.

In Health

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