Crossover study of diets enriched with virgin olive oil, walnuts or almonds. Effects on lipids and other cardiovascular risk markers.

@article{Damasceno2011CrossoverSO,
  title={Crossover study of diets enriched with virgin olive oil, walnuts or almonds. Effects on lipids and other cardiovascular risk markers.},
  author={N{\'a}glia Raquel Teixeira Damasceno and Ana Mar{\'i}a P{\'e}rez-Heras and Merc{\`e} Serra and Montserrat Cof{\'a}n and Aleix Sala-Vila and Jordi Salas-Salvad{\'o} and Emilio Ros},
  journal={Nutrition, metabolism, and cardiovascular diseases : NMCD},
  year={2011},
  volume={21 Suppl 1},
  pages={S14-20}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Virgin olive oil (VOO) and nuts are basic components of the Mediterranean diet, a heart-healthy dietary pattern. Nuts have well known cholesterol lowering effects, while evidence is unclear for VOO. We designed a study in hypercholesterolemic patients to assess the effects on serum lipids and other intermediate markers of cardiovascular risk of replacing 40% of the fat in the background diet with VOO, walnuts or almonds. METHODS AND RESULTS After a 4 week run-in period… CONTINUE READING
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