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Substantial data are available to indicate that the diet influences serum levels of cholesterol and lipoproteins. These data are derived from studies in laboratory animals, from epidemiologic studies, and from human investigations. Most research has focused on effects of diet on serum total cholesterol concentrations. In recent years, however, attention has(More)
The effects of lauric acid (C12:0) on plasma lipids and lipoproteins were compared with the effects of palmitic acid (C16:0) and oleic acid (C18:1) in a metabolic-diet study of 14 men by using liquid-formula diets fed for 3 wk each in random order. Lauric acid was supplied in a synthetic high-lauric oil, palmitic acid was provided by palm oil and oleic acid(More)
The effects of beef tallow and cocoa butter, two fats with a high stearic acid content (C18:0), on serum lipid and lipoprotein concentrations were compared with the effects of butter fat and olive oil in 10 middle-aged men. Liquid-formula diets containing 40% of the calories from the test fat were fed in random order for 3 wk each, with lipoprotein(More)
  • M A Denke
  • 2001
W eight-losing diets appeal to the growing population of overweight Americans. Fad diets promise rapid weight loss, easy weight loss, limited restrictions on portion sizes of favorite foods, and above all an enhanced sense of well being. The popularity of fad diets points out the honest promises of traditional weight loss diets. Traditional weight loss(More)
T he objective of this Executive Summary is to provide a synopsis of the research findings presented at the Amer-ican Heart Association conference " Dietary Fatty Acids and Cardiovascular Health—Dietary Recommendations for Fatty Acids: Is There Ample Evidence? " held on June 5– 6, 2000, in Reston, Va. The conference was held to summarize the current(More)
Diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol are recommended to the American public for improving plasma lipoprotein patterns and reducing the risk of heart disease. However, since dietary intake cannot always be controlled, the effects of different degrees of dietary saturated fat lowering and occasional high saturated fat and cholesterol meals on the(More)
A fundamental goal of the American Heart Association is to prevent and reduce the incidence of cardio-vascular disease. Of long-standing concern to the AHA has been whether diet is a substantial factor in the genesis of atherosclerosis and, if so, how the American diet can be modified to reduce or delay the onset of atherosclerotic complications. Two of the(More)
I n this issue of Circulation, Iso et al 1 report an intellectually stimulating observation from the Nurses' Health Study Cohort linking diet with disease. The intake of saturated fat and animal protein, much maligned in this cholesterol-conscious world, were negatively associated with the risk of stroke due to intraparenchymal hemorrhage. A sigh of relief(More)
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