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Energy-Restricted Diets Shown To Be Best For Improving Lipid Profiles

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January 25, 2001
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American Journal Of Clinical Nutrition
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In a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers investigated whether fat restriction differed from energy restriction in its effect on circulating concentrations of serum lipids. Overall, plasma lipid profiles differed after diets based on reductions in fat, energy or both. The authors conclude that the energy-restricted diet offered the most positive alteration of lipid profiles through favorable changes in HDL-cholesterol, triacylglycerol concentrations, and HDL:LDL ratios.

Dietary fat has been strongly implicated in Western cultures as a factor that contributes to high rates of heart disease. In a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Raeini-Sarjaz et al. investigated whether fat restriction differed from energy restriction in its effect on circulating concentrations of serum lipids. Overall, plasma lipid profiles differed after diets based on reductions in fat, energy or both. The authors conclude that the energy-restricted diet offered the most positive alteration of lipid profiles through favorable changes in HDL-cholesterol, triacylglycerol concentrations, and HDL:LDL ratios.


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