A Dietary Approach for Treating Dyslipidemia and Hyperglycemia
Background: Elevated LDL cholesterol and impaired fasting glucose are significant risk factors for cardiovascular disease; the most prevalent cause of mortality in the USA. Many dietary approaches have been examined to help combat these medical problems. Each type of diet typically places a particular emphasis on the relative proportions of the three macronutrients; fat, carbohydrate and protein. Methods: We report on a case series of 41 patients who were placed on an 1100 calorie diet reduced in starch and emphasizing lean proteins, mono and polyunsaturated fats and fiber with a unique composition of macronutrients for four months in an effort to improve cholesterol and fasting glucose indices. Results: 28 of the 41 (68%) patients complied with the protocol over a four-month period. In the compliant group, statistically significant reduction (p
Feuerstein, Joseph Stefon; Bautista, Leyna; and Bjerke, Wendy, "A Dietary Approach for Treating Dyslipidemia and Hyperglycemia" (2011). PTHMS Faculty Publications. 50.