Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

LDL Elevation Diet

Avoid foods that contain animal fat: follow a low fat diet. The human body does not need cholesterol in the diet because the liver produces cholesterol. Extra cholesterol comes from animal fat. Avoid foods that contain animal fat: follow a low fat diet.

Avoid foods that are high in cholesterol:

  • Red meat
  • Cheese
  • Liver
  • Shellfish
  • Egg yolk

Low cholesterol diet:
  • Less than 7% of the day's total calories from saturated fat.
  • 30% or less of the day's total calories from fat.
  • Less than 200 milligrams of dietary cholesterol a day.
  • Less than 10 % of calories from polyunsaturated fat
  • Less than 10-15 % of calories from monounsaturated fat

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Last Updated: Dec 15, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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