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Low-fat diets for acquired hypercholesterolaemia


Smart, N.A. et al

Subject Keywords: Hypercholesterolaemia
Topic: Chronic Conditions
Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)
Chronic Conditions
Type: Article
Region: International (other)

Hypercholesterolaemia, characterised by raised blood cholesterol levels, is not a disease itself but a metabolic derangement that often contributes to many diseases, notably cardiovascular disease. In most cases, elevated cholesterol levels are associated with high-fat diet, especially saturated fat, coupled with an inactive lifestyle. Less commonly, raised cholesterol may be related to an inherited disorder, familial hypercholesterolaemia. This systematic review is only concerned with acquired hypercholesterolaemia.
The objective of this review is to assess the effects of low-fat diets for acquired hypercholesterolaemia and to investigate the incidence of adverse effects from low-fat dietary interventions. We planned to compare the relative effectiveness of low-fat diets with calorie-restricted diets for acquired hypercholesterolaemia. We also wanted to look into the relative effectiveness of low-fat diets and pharmacological interventions for acquired hypercholesterolaemia.



Rights: © The Cochrane Collaboration
Suggested citation:

Smart, N.A. et al. (2011) Low-fat diets for acquired hypercholesterolaemia [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 26th August 2019].


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