A Dietary Approach for Treating Dyslipidemia and Hyperglycemia

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Peer-Reviewed Article

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Exercise Science


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, S., Leyna T. Bautista, and Wendy S. Bjerke. "A Dietary Approach For Treating Dyslipidemia And Hyperglycemia." Current Nutrition & Food Science 7.4 (Nov 2011): 271-274.