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Plasma lipoprotein levels in vegetarians. The effect of ingestion of fats from dairy products

Relative study between lacto-vegetarians and vegans, reports that consumption of dairy products raise the levels of bad cholesterol (LDL) 3x more than the increase in good cholesterol (HDL) levels
Sacks FM, Ornish D, Rosner B, McLanahan S, Castelli WP, Kass EH

Method
The influence of dairy foods in the diet on plasma levels of total, low-density lipoprotein, and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (TC, LDL-C, and HDL-C, respectively) was studied in 75 adult lactovegetarians (vegetarians who consume dairy products) living in the northeastern United States. This was also compared to cholesterol levels of strict vegetarians (vegans).
Results
Dairy products were the major sources of dietary saturated fat and cholesterol. The plasma total count level was positively correlated with dietary saturated fat and dietary cholesterol. Lactovegetarians have 24% higher LDL-C levels (bad cholesterol) and 7% higher HDL-C levels (good cholesterol) than vegans. Consumption of fatty dairy products, raises LDL levels (bad cholesterol) by 3x more than it raises HDL levels (good cholesterol)