Chemotherapy Study

If you have high cholesterol, a moderate reduction in the amount of fat in your diet, is enough to improve the cholesterol for most people.

These findings were reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association. They further reported that very low fat diets potentially have harmful effects such as

  1. reducing good cholesterol
  2. increasing triglycerides and
  3. increasing bad cholesterol.

The best bet? Stay within 26% to 30% of your calories from fat.

I'm Medical Editor, Dr. Ted Castele, with the Medical Moment.

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