prudent diet


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prudent diet

A diet to protect against heart disease, stroke, and other common diseases. It consists of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, fish, and low-fat dairy products rather than refined or processed foods, red meats, high concentrated sweets, eggs, and butter. A multistep approach decreases fat, cholesterol, and protein.
See also: diet
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Western dietary pattern was similar to the dietary pattern defined in an earlier study in Karachi,15 while prudent diet was similar to the patterns generated from INTERHEART, Health Professional Follow-up Study and Nurses' Health Cohort.
The prudent diet of low fat, high fiber, moderate fish and a high content of fruits and vegetables warrants more accolades for heart healthy practices.
The prudent diet has worked in our adult population, so it makes intuitive good sense that it would work just as well in children.
15) The Lyon Diet Heart Study demonstrated the superiority of advice targeting a Mediterranean-style cuisine over advice to follow a prudent diet, (16) with recognition that beneficial changes can be made to usual diets and proven to be lasting (in this case, at four-year follow up).
Macadamia nuts, when included in a prudent diet, can decrease low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol ("bad" cholesterol) levels, and they should be included among nuts with qualified health claims.
Many risk factors could be markedly improved by a more prudent diet and a generally healthier lifestyle.
The study's authors concluded that drinking black tea, and following a prudent diet moderately low in fat, cholesterol and saturated fatty acids, reduce total and LDL cholesterol by significant amounts and may also reduce the risk of CHD.
The study's authors concluded that drinking black tea--along with following a prudent diet moderately low in fat, cholesterol, and saturated fatty acids--reduces total and LDL cholesterol by significant amounts and may, therefore, reduce the risk of CHD.
Vanstone, 'Cholesterol-lowering Efficacy of a Sitostanol-containing Phytosterol Mixture with a Prudent Diet in Hyperlipidemic Men', Am.