kolejne badani potwierdzaja znany powszechnie od co najmniej 50 lat fakt ,że
dieta wegetariańska zapewnia niski poziom cholesterolu
badacze kanadzyjscy zastosowali specyficzna dietę w której jest sporo warzyw
w tym brokułów i czerwonej papryki(antyutleniacze)]
produktów sojowych: mleka kiełbasek itd - żródło dobrego białka, bez
produktów zbozowych(weglowodanów złożonych) płatki owsiane , chleb.
> Poddana próbie grupa 13 osób po 1 miesiacu miała poziom cholesterolu
średnio o 29%.
Badania wskazuja ,że pacjenci z podwyższonym poziomem cholesterolu mogą
taki sam lub lepszy efekt - stosując odpwiednią dietę - zamiast medykamentów.
Eating more vegetables and soya-based products may be as effective at
cholesterol as medication.
Researchers in Canada have developed a vegetarian combination diet which they
say cuts cholesterol by almost a third in just one month.
The diet includes vegetables, such as broccoli and red peppers; soy milk and
soy sausages; oat bran cereal and bread; and fruit and nuts
The researchers believe the food programme could be a possible drug-free
alternative to cutting cholesterol and protecting people from heart disease.
Coronary heart disease kills more than 110,000 people a year in England. A
major cause is cholesterol circulating in the bloodstream.
It has been known for many years that individually soy protein, nuts and
like oats and barley can cut cholesterol by up to 7%.
Professor David Jenkins and colleagues at the University of Toronto decided
test whether the impact was stronger if these foods were combined.
They drew up a seven-day food plan using foods that are commonly available in
supermarkets and health stores.
A typical day on the diet included:
· A breakfast of soy milk, oat bran cereal with chopped fruit and almonds,
oatmeal bread, vegetable-based margarine and jam;
· a lunch of soy cold cuts, oat bran bread, bean soup and fruit; and
· A stir-fry dinner with vegetables, tofu, fruit and almonds.
The researchers put 13 people on the combination diet for a month. They found
that their cholesterol levels had dropped by 29% by the end of the period.
The researchers said the findings suggested the combination diet may be as
effective as statins.
These drugs have been used extensively for 15 years to treat patients with
levels of cholesterol.
Professor Jenkins said further and larger studies are needed before the diet
could be recommended to patients.
He said: "The take home message right now is that there is hope for a drug-
treatment for some people with high cholesterol.
"For us, the main feature now is to move this forward into longer-term
But he added: "This opens up the possibility that diet can be used much more
widely to lower blood cholesterol and possibly spare some individuals from
having to take drugs
The study is published in the journal Metabolism