Urinary enterolignan concentrations are positively associated with serum HDL cholesterol and negatively associated with serum triglycerides in U.S. adults.

@article{Pealvo2012UrinaryEC,
  title={Urinary enterolignan concentrations are positively associated with serum HDL cholesterol and negatively associated with serum triglycerides in U.S. adults.},
  author={Jos{\'e} L Pe{\~n}alvo and Pedro Lopez-Romero},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={2012},
  volume={142 4},
  pages={751-6}
}
Fiber-rich diets are associated with favorable lipid profiles, but the specific compounds and the mechanisms behind this effect are yet to be fully understood. Lignans are fiber-related polyphenols that have been associated with lower prevalence of cardiovascular disease. The objective of this study was to investigate the relationship between dietary lignan exposure, measured as the urinary concentration of their metabolites, enterolactone and enterodiol, and serum lipids in a representative… CONTINUE READING
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