The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #155902 Message #3676457
Posted By: Musket
11-Nov-14 - 01:07 PM
Thread Name: BS: Vegan mudcatters
Subject: RE: BS: Vegan mudcatters
No evidence at all. It is more than just meat that raises it, apparently.
I am no expert, but have worked alongside many who are, (I used to "chair" a health authority, responsible for health spending for a region, including health promotion and public health.)
My cholesterol was rather high back then. A PH doctor friend suggested that if I refused to change my diet, at least use cholesterol reducing oil spread, (the main one over here is Benecol, although I have not noticed it by name in the States when I have been over.) Purely replacing butter with that, my level reduced by 2 over a couple of months. By the end of that year, it was down by 4.
I still use it and my level is even lower, although since meeting and then marrying a doctor, my diet has, against my better judgement, got far better.... Shit, cooking has become a hobby, and my ex wife would giggle at that thought!