How Can I Modify My Diet to Lower My Cholesterol?
Question: How can I modify my diet to lower my cholesterol?
Answer: Watch the clock.
According to Walter Bortz, M.D., in Diet--Know When to Eat, when you eat is just as important as what and how you eat.
There is a fund of knowledge that says a gorging meal pattern raises cholesterol levels. Thirty years ago at the University of Chicago, Clarence Cohn fed some volunteers a diet eaten as one meal, others a diet of meals spaced throughout the day. The results showed that the nibblers had a lower cholesterol value. From these findings, Cohn extrapolated that this may be a reason why women, at least early in life, have lower cholesterol levels than men -- they tend to be grazers, whereas men tend to be gorgers.
For more health benefits of a grazing diet, see Diet--Know When to Eat.