Direct comparison of a dietary portfolio of cholesterol-lowering foods with a statin in hypercholesterolemic participants.
Effect of a dietary portfolio of cholesterol-lowering foods given at 2 levels of intensity of dietary advice on serum lipids in hyperlipidemia: a randomized controlled trial.
Assessment of the long term effects of a dietary portfolio
of cholesterol lowering foods in hypercholesterolemia.
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.
Jenkins' dietary portfolio and other studies have also shown that abundant fiber intake, especially viscous or soluble fibers, slows the release of sugars into the bloodstream and thereby blunts excessive insulin responses.
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.