Section 25
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Effects of a diet low in saturated fatty acids and high in unsaturated fatty acids on serum cholesterol and lipoproteins in hypercholesteremic subjects

Choquette, G.; Drouin Naud, C.; Allard, C.

Union Med Canada 90(4): 364-369


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A group of non familial hypercholesterolemic subjects were submitted to a diet high in unsaturated and low in saturated fatty acids over a period of 6 to 24 months. This study indicated that such a diet lowered the blood cholesterol level and raised the percentage of the alpha lipoproteins. When lean ham was added to the diet, the serum cholesterol level was not affected. The addition of "Lufa" did not influence the hypocho-lesterolemic action of the diet. Within the groups, some of the patients were already treated with long term anticoagulants; the diet did not alter their response to the therapy. The results were discussed. It is too early, as yet, to predict the effects of this particular diet on the prevention and the evolution of coronary disease.

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