Can a very-low-fat diet achieve cholesterol goals in CAD?

R. Aquilani, R. Tramarin, R. F E Pedretti, G. Bertolotti, M. Sommaruga, P. Mariani, L. Ruffato, M. Catapano, F. Boschi, M. Dossena, O. Pastoris

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Abstract

We enrolled 126 male nonsmoking coronary artery disease (CAD) outpatients to determine if a very-low-fat diet with or without an accompanying 10-mg daily dose of simvastatin could achieve a low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol level of 2.5 mmol/L or lower. Compliance was ensured with a highly simplified diet regimen. No patients reduced LDL to the target value with diet alone, whereas 33% achieved the goal with diet plus drug. Thus, diet alone, even when based on restricted lipid content and a simplified regimen, cannot achieve cholesterol goals in CAD.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36-40
Number of pages5
JournalCardiology Review
Volume17
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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Fat-Restricted Diet
Coronary Artery Disease
Cholesterol
Diet
Simvastatin
LDL Lipoproteins
LDL Cholesterol
Compliance
Outpatients
Lipids
Pharmaceutical Preparations

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Can a very-low-fat diet achieve cholesterol goals in CAD? / Aquilani, R.; Tramarin, R.; Pedretti, R. F E; Bertolotti, G.; Sommaruga, M.; Mariani, P.; Ruffato, L.; Catapano, M.; Boschi, F.; Dossena, M.; Pastoris, O.

In: Cardiology Review, Vol. 17, No. 10, 2000, p. 36-40.

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Aquilani, R, Tramarin, R, Pedretti, RFE, Bertolotti, G, Sommaruga, M, Mariani, P, Ruffato, L, Catapano, M, Boschi, F, Dossena, M & Pastoris, O 2000, 'Can a very-low-fat diet achieve cholesterol goals in CAD?', Cardiology Review, vol. 17, no. 10, pp. 36-40.
Aquilani, R. ; Tramarin, R. ; Pedretti, R. F E ; Bertolotti, G. ; Sommaruga, M. ; Mariani, P. ; Ruffato, L. ; Catapano, M. ; Boschi, F. ; Dossena, M. ; Pastoris, O. / Can a very-low-fat diet achieve cholesterol goals in CAD?. In: Cardiology Review. 2000 ; Vol. 17, No. 10. pp. 36-40.
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