Quote from rita359
in my own recent research on this topic i found that basically cutting down on red meat or using the least fat you can find in the red meat you do eat is best. it also stated that vegetarians typically do not have problems with cholesterol. i do find it difficult to give up meat.
i am trying to see if i can find something (scientific) to support what you are saying about vegetarians.
i did find a study that says this in the abstract: the sample included 361 nonvegetarians, 570 vegetarians
, and 102 vegans. their dietary intake was assessed by using a food-frequency questionnaire. anthropometric data, medical history, and lifestyle information were obtained with the use of a questionnaire, blood samples were obtained, and plasma total, ldl-, and hdl-cholesterol concentrations were measured. results: soy-protein intake was inversely associated with total and ldl-cholesterol concentrations and with the ratio of total to hdl cholesterol but not with hdl-cholesterol concentrations. mean plasma ldl-cholesterol concentrations in women with a soy-protein intake ?greater than or equal to 6 g/d was 12.4% lower than that in women who consumed <0.5 g/d (p < 0.001). conclusion: moderate intakes of soyfoods as part of a regular diet are associated with favorable blood cholesterol concentrations
try this link to view the full study, if it doesnt work the first time, try hitting the refresh button, it should come up.