Can a Mediterranean diet reduce the effects of lipodystrophy syndrome in people living with HIV? A pilot randomised controlled trial.

@article{Ng2011CanAM,
  title={Can a Mediterranean diet reduce the effects of lipodystrophy syndrome in people living with HIV? A pilot randomised controlled trial.},
  author={Geraldine Wai Bik Ng and Una Man Shu Chan and Patrick Chung Ki Li and William C. W. Wong},
  journal={Sexual health},
  year={2011},
  volume={8 1},
  pages={43-51}
}
BACKGROUND HIV and highly active antiretroviral therapies have been associated with changes in individuals' lipid profiles and fat distribution (lipodystrophy). A pilot study was conducted for a randomised controlled trial to evaluate whether lipodystrophy in HIV patients can be controlled by adopting the low-fat and low-cholesterol diet or the modified Mediterranean diet. METHODS Forty-eight HIV patients were randomised into two diet groups. Thirty-six (75%) completed the 1-year pilot study… CONTINUE READING

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