Legumes Lowers LDL Cholesterol

Bazzano, LA, Thompson, AM, et al. Non-Soy Legume Consumption Lowers Cholesterol Levels: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 21(2)94-103. PMC2888631

This was an analysis of many reports and 10 studies where legumes, other than soy, were cosumed by humans.  The results indicated that a diet rich in legumes decreases total and LDL cholesterol