Are low-cholesterol diets expensive?

L. W. Scott, J. P. Foreyt, J. Young, R. S. Reeves, M. P. O'Malley, Antonio Gotto

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To serve as the basis of cost comparison, USDA "moderate-cost" and "thrifty" menus for one week were modified to meet guidelines for a cholesterol-lowering diet. Prices of individual items on the menus at both cost levels were obtained from two supermarkets and averaged. Items on the moderate-cost, cholesterol-lowering diet were $1.37 less than the USDA menus. At the low-cost level, the modified menus cost 22 cents more. In neither case was the difference significant by the t-test.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)558-561
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Dietetic Association
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 1979

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Nutrition and Dietetics


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