Non-soy legume consumption lowers cholesterol levels: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

14 Feb 2011L.A. Bazzanoa, A.M. Thompsona, M.T. Teesb, C.H. Nguyena, D.M. Winhamc

These results indicate that a diet rich in legumes other than soy decreases total and LDL cholesterol.

Meta Analysis
1 effect
4 weeks
268 subjects

Reported Outcomes

CausesOutcomeCertainty

Legumes (beans, peas, lentils, lupins) Nutrition risk & protective factor

LDL Lymphatic outcome
Minor decreased risk of LDL
Lymphatic system

Evidence: Very High
-4.5%