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TLC Diet Review: Will It Help You Lower Cholesterol Levels?

Highya.com reports on the TLC (Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes) diet, an eating strategy created by the National Institute of Health, which may help lower low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels. The TLC diet is designed to cut out fatty meats, full-fat dairy and replenishing those foods with fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean meats.

Highya.com spoke to Jason Machowsky, RD, CSSD, RCEP, CSCS, exercise physiologist at HSS, about the targeted demographic for the TLC diet who said, “The target demographic [of the TLC diet] is those who have high cholesterol, a family history of high cholesterol, or someone generally interested in heart health.” However, Machowsky cautioned, “If someone is starting a diet to manage a medical condition, they should be followed by a physician or registered dietitian to make sure they are adhering to the diet properly and getting the intended effects.”

This article previously appeared on Highya.com.