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Disorders of Lipid Metabolism

DLM: Background Information (2011)

Identifying Information and Availability

Bibliographic Source

American Dietetic Association. American Dietetic Association Disorders of Lipid Metabolism Update.  Evidenced-Based Nutrition Practice Guideline, Chicago (IL): American Dietetic Association, 2010.


This guideline was not adapted from another source. Development of the guideline was conducted in accordance with the Appraisal of Guidelines Research Evaluation critical appraisal instrument.

Date Released

 March 2011

Guideline Developer

American Dietetic Association.

Guideline Status

This is an update of the 2005 ADA Disorders of Lipid Metabolism Evidence-Based Nutrition Practice Guideline.

Expert Work Group

  • Wahida Karmally, DrPH, RD, CDE Chair (until Nov 2008)
  • Jo Ann S. Carson, PhD, RD, LD Chair (starting Nov 2008)
  • Frances M. Burke, MS, RD
  • Catherine Champagne PhD, RD, LDN, FADA
  • Elvira Johnson, MS, RD, CDE, LDN
  • Penny Kris-Etherton, PhD, RD
  • Mikelle C. McCoin, MPH, RD
  • Geeta Sikand, MA, RD, FADA, CDE, CLS
  • Linda Van Horn, PhD, RD

Project Manager

  • Tami Piemonte, MS, RD, LD/N

Lead Evidence Analyst

  • Joanne Spahn, MS, RD, FADA (until Mar 2009)
  • Patti Landers, PhD, RD, LD (starting Mar 2009)

Guideline Reviewers 

  • Sonya Angelone, MS, RD, CLC

  • Linda Arpino, MA, RD, CDN

  • Christina Biesemeier, MS, RD, LDN, FADA

  • Kathryn Camp, MS, RD, CSP

  • Sonja Conner, MS, RD, LD

  • Erica Gradwell , MS, RD

  • Heather Holden, RD, LD, CDE

  • Jennifer A. Johanek, MS, RD, LD, CNSC

  • Ainsley Malone, MS, RD, LD, CNSD

  • Beverly J. McCabe-Sellers, PhD, RD, LD,

  • Susan G. Rodder, MS, RD, LD

  • Sharon Smalling, MPH, RD, LD

  • Pat Splett, PhD, MPH, RD, FADA

  • Marsha R Stieber, MSA RD CNSC

  • Peter Talbot, BSc, MScMed 

  • Mara Z. Vitolins DrPH, MPH, RD

  • Judith Wylie-Rosett, EdD, RD


Financial Contributors

  • American Dietetic Association
  • The Almond Board

ADA Staff

  • Deborah Cummins, PhD
  • Kari Kren, MPH, RD
  • Esther F. Myers, PhD, RD
  • Joan Schwaba, MS, RD

[Note: ADA acknowledges and is grateful for support from sponsors; however ADA’s Scientific Affairs and Research maintains full control over the content and process of all evidence analysis projects including the selection of topics, evaluation of research, assignment of grades and development of recommendations.]

Disclosures of Potential Conflict of Interest

In the interest of full disclosure, ADA has adopted the policy of revealing relationships workgroup members have with companies that sell products or services that are relevant to this topic. Workgroup members are required to disclose potential conflicts of interest by completing the ADA Conflict of Interest Form. It should not be assumed that these financial interests will have an adverse impact on the content, but they are noted here to fully inform readers. None of the workgroup members listed above disclosed potential conflicts of interest.

Guideline Availablility

The guideline will be available online.

Availability of Companion Documents

The Disorders of Lipid Metabolism Update Toolkit is a set of companion documents, which detail how the practitioner applies the Evidence-Based Nutrition Practice Guideline in practice. The Toolkit will include forms such as documentation forms, outcomes-monitoring sheets, client education resources, case studies and MNT protocols for implementing the Evidence-Based Nutrition Practice Guideline.

Patient Resources

Patient education resources will be available within the Disorders of Lipid Metabolism Update Toolkit.


Copyright Statement

The American Dietetic Association encourages the free exchange of evidence in nutrition practice guidelines and promotes the adaptation of the guidelines for local conditions. However, please note that guidelines are subject to copyright provisions. To replicate or reproduce this guideline, in part or in full, please obtain agreement from the American Dietetic Association. Contact eal@adaevidencelibrary.com for copyright permission.

When modifying the guidelines for local circumstances, significant departures from these comprehensive guidelines should be fully documented and the reasons for the differences explicitly detailed.

©2010 American Dietetic Association (ADA).