A recent study from New Mexico State University found that eating 3/4 cup of pecans on a daily basis actually lowered total cholesterol levels and raised HDL cholesterol levels after eight weeks. The study compared this diet to a pecan-free diet in 19 healthy adults with normal cholesterol levels. Despite the higher calorie and fat intakes, the pecan diet favorably affected blood cholesterol levels! This supports the notion the kind of fat we eat is more important that the amount of fat.
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