Dietary intervention to lower serum cholesterol.
Peter Clifton, David Colquhoun, Claire Hewat, Peter Jones, John Litt, Manny Noakes, Richard O'Brien, Bill Shrapnel, Murray Skeaff
Australian Family Physician | Published : 2009
BACKGROUND: Dietary intervention to lower serum LDL-cholesterol (LDL-C) is effective, yet underutilised in general practice. OBJECTIVE: This report summarises the findings of an expert roundtable convened to review the evidence relating to dietary interventions to lower serum LDL-C. DISCUSSION: Interventions that lower LDL-C lower the risk of cardiovascular disease. Comprehensive dietary intervention is indicated in all patients with an absolute 5 year risk for coronary disease of 10% or greater. Short term trials indicate that these interventions have the potential to lower LDL-C by approximately 20%. A year long trial has shown mean LDL-C lowering of 13%, with about one-third of subjects a..View full abstract