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The Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC) diet is a way to eat that lowers cholesterol. It is low in saturated fat and cholesterol, which can reduce blood cholesterol levels and lower the risk of heart problems.
The TLC diet calls for:
The TLC diet is part of the Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes program, which aims to lower cholesterol through diet, exercise, weight loss if needed, and other changes, such as quitting smoking. It is recommended by the National Cholesterol Education Program of the U.S. National Institutes of Health.
Last Revised: June 18, 2012
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Rhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
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