Various dietary approaches may contribute to raising HDL cholesterol. - GreenMedInfo Summary
Clinical inquiries: What is the dietary treatment for low HDL cholesterol?
J Fam Pract. 2006 Dec;55(12):1076-8. PMID: 17137545
Low-carbohydrate diets raise high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol levels by approximately 10%; soy protein with isoflavones raises HDL by 3% (strength of recommendation [SOR]: C, based on meta-analysis of physiologic parameters). The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet and multivitamin supplementation raise HDL 21% to 33% (SOR: C, based on single randomized trial each measuring physiologic parameters). No other dietary interventions studied raise HDL (SOR: C, based on meta-analysis of physiologic parameters).