JAMA: Soy protein, nuts help lower bad cholesterol

Research in the Journal of the American Medical Association finds that eating soy protein and nuts can reduce bad cholesterol far more effectively than a diet low in saturated fat.

In fact, researchers say levels of LDL can drop to half that seen by many patients who take statins like Lipitor or Crestor.

However, scientists caution that more research is needed and people on statins should not dump their drugs for tofu just yet.

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