Effect Of Plant Protein On Blood Lipids: A Systematic Review And Meta-Analysis Of Randomized Controlled Trials
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||Plant protein in substitution for animal protein decreased non-HDL cholesterol by -0.18 mmol/L (95% confidence interval, -0.22 to -0.14 mmol/L; P<0.00001; I2=52%; moderate-quality evidence)
|Number of Subjects
||30-44, 45-64, 65+
This systematic review and meta-analysis of 112 randomized controlled trials examined the effect of eating plant protein (mostly soy) compared to animal protein (mostly diary) on lipid levels. The lipid levels investigated were low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (non-HDL-C), and apolipoprotein B (apoB).
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Eating plant protein instead of animal protein may lower your cholesterol levels to a modest extent (up to 5% lower levels of LDL-C, non-HDL-C, and apoB)