VN: HDL Cholesterol (2009)
Vegetarian Diets and High Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol
Is the therapeutic use of a vegetarian diet effective for bringing about improvements in HDL cholesterol levels in adults?
The therapeutic use of a vegetarian diet is associated with a short-term drop in HDL-cholesterol in adults. However, limited research suggests that TC-to-HDL and LDL-to-HDL ratios also drop slightly within the first few months and then stabilize at lower than baseline levels over a period of 12 to 18 months.
- Grade I means there is Good/Strong evidence supporting the statement;
- Grade II is Fair;
- Grade III is Limited/Weak;
- Grade IV is Expert Opinion Only;
- Grade V is Not Assignable.
- High (A) means we are very confident that the true effect lies close to that of the estimate of the effect;
- Moderate (B) means we are moderately confident in the effect estimate;
- Low (C) means our confidence in the effect estimate is limited;
- Very Low (D) means we have very little confidence in the effect estimate.
- Ungraded means a grade is not assignable.
Evidence Summary: Using Therapeutic Vegetarian Diets to Manage HDL Cholesterol Levels
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Search Plan and Results: Vegetarian Nutrition and Cholesterol Intervention