Assessment of the long term effects of a dietary portfolio
of cholesterol lowering foods in hypercholesterolemia.
Effect of a dietary portfolio
of cholesterol-lowering foods given at 2 levels of intensity of dietary advice on serum lipids in hyperlipidemia.
The "routine" dietary portfolio
involved just two clinic visits over the six months, while the "intensive" dietary portfolio
involved seven clinic visits over six months.
Two others were advised on a dietary portfolio
consisting of specific foods known to lower LDL cholesterol.
Participants received dietary advice for 6 months on either the low-saturated fat therapeutic diet (control) or a routine or intensive dietary portfolio
, for which counselling was delivered at different frequencies.
Jenkins' dietary portfolio
achieved an LDL reduction of 29% and a 28% reduction in CRP, compared with the control group who achieved only 8% reduction in LDL and 10% reduction in CRP.
Assessment of the longer-term effects of a dietary portfolio
of cholesterol-lowering foods in hypercholesterolemia.
Study Title: Assessment of the longer-term effects of a dietary portfolio
of cholesterol-lowering foods in hypercholesterolemia
Combined effects of a dietary portfolio
of plant sterols, vegetable protein, viscous fibre and almonds on LDL particle size," Br J Nutr, October 2004.
Results: The control, statin and dietary portfolio
groups had mean decreases in LDL cholesterol of 8%, 31% and 29%, respectively.
Direct comparison of a dietary portfolio
of cholesterol-lowering foods with a statin in hypercholesterolemic participants.
And following a dietary portfolio
that includes almonds effectively lowers C-reactive protein levels, a key marker of inflammation.