Dietary supplementation contributes to lifestyle improvement in hypercholesterolemic patients in real-life contexts

E. Bruckert, L. Masana, M. J. Chapman, O. Descamps, E. Bosi, F. A. Allaert

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Abstract

Aims: Assess the evolution of cardiovascular lifestyle behaviors in hypercholesterolemic patients concomitantly with changes in their daily intake of phytosterol-supplemented yoghurt (Phyto-SY). Methods: Nationwide prospective observational study conducted in general practices across France and Spain. Each practitioner suggested lifestyle changes to five consecutive patients with hypercholesterolemia (whether or not they were taking hypocholesterolemic drugs) and recommended daily consumption of Phyto-SY. The study design involved an inclusion visit, a patient's self-monitoring assessment after 1 month, and a final visit after 4 months. Primary evaluation criterion: changes in dietary habits assessed by a standardized Nutritional Lifestyle score. Secondary criteria: changes in lipid profile, anthropometry (waist circumference) and lifestyle behavior. Results: A total of 2376 hypercholesterolemic patients (of whom 54.8% were women) were included. The average age was 56.2 years old. The Nutritional Lifestyle score improved from 15.4±5.4 to 8.7±4.0 (p30min) increased from 59.3% to 78.3% (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1309-1316
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent Medical Research and Opinion
Volume30
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Cholesterol
  • Food supplement
  • Lifestyle behaviors
  • Phytosterol

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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