In cholesterol lowering, moderation kills.

Author(s): 

Esselstyn CB Jr.

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Cleve Clin J Med.

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Abstract: 

The high-fat American diet is responsible for an epidemic of coronary artery disease. A plant-based diet with less than 10% fat will prevent coronary disease from developing, halt the progress of existing disease, and even reverse the disease in many patients. Given proper support and education, motivated patients with a history of coronary disease can follow this diet and prevent future cardiac events.