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The TLC (Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes) diet can help lower your cholesterol. It is recommended
by the National Cholesterol Education Program of the U.S. National Institutes
Here is a sample one-day menu. The menu contains approximately 2,200 calories, with 25% of
calories from total fat (5% from saturated fat, 13% from monounsaturated fat,
and 7% from polyunsaturated fat).
For tips on the TLC diet, see High Cholesterol: Using the TLC Diet.
CitationsGrundy SM, et al. (2001). Executive summary of the
third report of the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) Expert Panel
on Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Cholesterol in Adults
(Adult Treatment Panel III). JAMA, 285(19):
2486–2497.Other Works ConsultedNational Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (2005). Your Guide to Lowering Your Cholesterol With TLC (NIH Publication No. 06-5235). Available online: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/chol/chol_tlc.pdf.
June 18, 2012
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Rhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
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