In 2015, I came across life changing research that showed me what true health looked like - needless to say, I adopted a plantbased diet immediately. If you have any doubts or questions on what the healthiest human diet is,I've compiled a list of resources for you to explore.
Here is a list of vegan doctors who definitely are more credible than most people you will find on the internet on the topic. These people have been using a plant based diet to help treat patients for years, and they have the data to show their results.
The Cholesterol Controversy
"There was a time when someone could be skeptical about the role of cholesterol in cardiac risk reduction. That time has now passed."
Effects of dietary cholesterol on serum cholesterol: a meta-analysis and review:
"Attempts to estimate the effects of dietary cholesterol on serum cholesterol by meta-analysis have not previously included baseline together with added dietary cholesterol in a mathematical model"
Diet and serum cholesterol: do zero correlations negate the relationship?:
"In this paper, the authors show, using both a mathematical model and referring to empirical data, that if certain variances are sufficiently great, even when there is cause and effect, correlation coefficients close to zero would be expected from the actual data of a cross-sectional study. Cross-sectional designs are therefore not suitable for studying this relationship."
Saturated fat causes endothelial cell damage:
"Consumption of a saturated fat reduces the anti-inflammatory potential of HDL and impairs arterial endothelial function."
Optimal LDL cholesterol:
"Randomized trial data suggest atherosclerosis progression and coronary heart disease events are minimized when LDL is lowered to <70 mg/dl. No major safety concerns have surfaced in studies that lowered LDL to this range of 50 to 70 mg/dl. The current guidelines setting the target LDL at 100 to 115 mg/dl may lead to substantial undertreatment in high-risk individuals."
Effects of dietary cholesterol on serum:
Cholesterol: a meta-analysis and review.
Gluten-free vegan diet induces decreased LDL and oxidized LDL levels and raised atheroprotective natural antibodies against phosphorylcholine in patients with rheumatoid arthritis:
"A gluten-free vegan diet in RA induces changes that are potentially atheroprotective and anti-inflammatory, including decreased LDL and oxLDL levels and raised anti-PC IgM and IgA levels."
Egg yolk consumption, smoking and carotid plaque:
"Whole eggs may be important nutritionally for starving children in third world countries. However, most vascular prevention patients in the Western world are over-nourished, not undernourished. Our recommendation that people at risk of vascular disease should limit their intake of egg yolks was based not only on the findings in our recent paper, but also on the totality of the evidence."
Consumption of eggs with meals increases the susceptibility of human plasma and low-density lipoprotein to lipid peroxidation:
"We conclude that eggs consumption, in addition to its hypercholesterolemic effect, increases plasma and LDL oxidizability, a phenomenon which was shown to enhance the progression of atherosclerosis. The atherogenic properties may contribute to the accelerated atherosclerosis prevalent in populations with high cholesterol intake."
Anti-Inflammatory Effects of a Vegan Diet Versus the American Heart Association-Recommended Diet in Coronary Artery Disease Trial:
"A vegan diet resulted in a significant 32% lower high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (β, 0.68, 95% confidence interval [0.49-0.94]; P=0.02) when compared with the American Heart Association diet"
Effects of increasing amounts of dietary cholesterol on postprandial lipemia and lipoproteins in human subjects:
"The present data thus demonstrate that ingesting a meal containing cholesterol in the range 0-140 mg does not alter the postprandial lipoprotein pattern whereas higher amounts in the range 280-710 mg do so significantly"
Tolerable upper intake levels for trans fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol:
"The results of this analysis confirm the limitations of the risk assessment model for setting ULs because of its inability to identify a UL for food components, such as cholesterol, that lack an intake threshold associated with increased chronic disease risk."