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Medical Nutrition Therapy

Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) Effectiveness: Dyslipidemia Systematic Review (2021-22)

Medical Nutrition Therapy Effectiveness: Dyslipidemia

Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) is an evidence-based application of the Nutrition Care Process. The provision of MNT to a patient or client may include one or more of the following: nutrition assessment/reassessment, nutrition diagnosis, nutrition intervention  and nutrition monitoring and evaluation that typically results in the prevention, delay, or management of diseases and/or conditions. 1, 2

MNT Effectiveness: Dyslipidemia (2022)

The expert panel focused on the effectiveness of MNT for adults with dyslipidemia on the following outcomes:

  • Lipid profile
  • Blood pressure
  • Anthropometric outcomes
  • Glycemic outcomes
  • Quality of life
  • Adverse events

Key Findings: Moderate certainty of evidence demonstrates MNT provided by a RDN or international equivalent improves lipid profile (total cholesterol, LDL-cholesterol and triglyceride levels) in adults with dyslipidemia.

The results of the review have been published in the Journalof Clinical Lipidology: Effectiveness of medical nutrition therapy in the management of adult dyslipidemia: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Alex E Mohr, Cherine Hatem, Geeta Sikand, Mary Rozga, Lisa Moloney, Joanne Sullivan, Desiree De Waal, Deepa Handu. J Clin Lipidol. 2022 Jun 25;S1933-2874(22)00182-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jacl.2022.06.008. Online ahead of print.


  1. electronic Nutrition Care Process Terminology. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Nutrition Care Process and Outcomes Web site. www.ncpro.org Accessed March 9, 2020.
  2. Swan WI, Vivanti A, et al. Nutrition Care Process and Model Update: Toward Realizing People-Centered Care and Outcomes Management. J Acad Nutr Diet 2017 117(12):2003-2014 PMID: 28988837 doi: 10.1016/j.jand.2017.07.015

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