Low-fat diets may increase ‘bad’ cholesterol

Filed under: Health,Study — @ March 18, 2004

The once defacto low-fat diet may increase levels of oxidized LDL cholesterol, commonly known as “the bad cholesterol.” Furthermore, the study found that levels of HDL, or “good cholesterol”, decreased. Look for more research to be done, but for now it seems low-carb is still the way to go.

bq. There is a plethora of evidence suggesting that low-fat diets, particularly those rich in fruits and vegetables are “healthy.” However, in a small study of women, a diet low in fat and high in fruits and vegetables caused an increase in the plasma levels of oxidized LDL cholesterol, the “bad” cholesterol.

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