Foods to lower your cholesterol

ZOE Science & Nutrition

Jan 12 2023 • 21 mins

More than half of us have high cholesterol — and new research suggests that having even slightly raised levels in our 30s could significantly increase our chances of developing heart disease.

Medication is a common fix, but it comes with side effects. So, today we’re looking at how much changing our diets can help.

In this short (ish) episode of ZOE Science & Nutrition, Jonathan and Sarah ask: Can we lower our cholesterol by changing our diets?

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Studies referenced in the episode:

  • ‘Association between Carbohydrate Intake and Serum Lipids’ from the Journal of the American Nutrition Association here
  • ‘The Mediterranean Diet And Cardioprotection: Historical Overview And Current Research from the Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare here
  • ‘Direct comparison of dietary portfolio vs statin on C-reactive protein’ from the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition here

This podcast was produced by Fascinate Productions.