Substituting walnuts for monounsaturated fat improves the serum lipid profile of hypercholesterolemic men and women. A randomized crossover trial.

@article{Zambn2000SubstitutingWF,
  title={Substituting walnuts for monounsaturated fat improves the serum lipid profile of hypercholesterolemic men and women. A randomized crossover trial.},
  author={Daniel Zamb{\'o}n and Joan Sabat{\'e} and Sergio Fructuoso Mu{\~n}oz and B Campero and Elena Casals and Manuel Merlos and Juan Carlos Laguna and Emilio Ros},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={132 7},
  pages={538-46}
}
BACKGROUND It has been reported that walnuts reduce serum cholesterol levels in normal young men. OBJECTIVE To assess the acceptability of walnuts and their effects on serum lipid levels and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) oxidizability in free-living hypercholesterolemic persons. DESIGN Randomized, crossover feeding trial. SETTING Lipid clinic at a university hospital. PATIENTS 55 men and women (mean age, 56 years) with polygenic hypercholesterolemia. INTERVENTION A cholesterol… CONTINUE READING
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