In cholesterol lowering, moderation kills

Cleve Clin J Med. 2000 Aug;67(8):560-4. doi: 10.3949/ccjm.67.8.560.


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.

MeSH terms

  • Cholesterol / blood*
  • Coronary Disease / blood*
  • Coronary Disease / diet therapy*
  • Coronary Disease / prevention & control
  • Diet, Fat-Restricted*
  • Disease Progression
  • Edible Grain*
  • Humans
  • Nutrition Policy


  • Cholesterol