Direct comparison of dietary portfolio vs statin on C-reactive protein

  title={Direct comparison of dietary portfolio vs statin on C-reactive protein},
  author={David J A Jenkins and Cyril W. C. Kendall and Augustine Marchie and Dorothea A Faulkner and Andrea R. Josse and Julia Wai Ming Wong and Rodrigo de Souza and Azadeh Emam and Tina L Parker and Tiejun Li and Robert G. Josse and Lawrence A Leiter and William Singer and Philip W. Connelly},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Nutrition},
Background:3-Hydroxy-3-methyl-glutaryl-coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase inhibitors (statins) markedly reduce serum cholesterol and have anti-inflammatory effects. The effect of cholesterol-lowering diets on inflammatory biomarkers is less well known.Objective:To compare the efficacy of a dietary combination (portfolio) of cholesterol-lowering foods vs a statin in reducing C-reactive protein (CRP) as a biomarker of inflammation linked to increased cardiovascular disease risk.Methods:In all, 34… CONTINUE READING


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