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Disorders of Lipid Metabolism

DLM: Major Recommendations (2005)

Major Recommendations

Recommendations are categorized in terms of either conditional or imperative statements. While conditional statements clearly define a specific situation, imperative statements are broadly applicable to the target population and do not impose restraints on their application.

Conditional recommendations are presented in an if/then format, such that:

If CONDITION then ACTION(S) because REASON(S)

Fulfillment of the condition triggers one or more guideline-specified actions. In contrast, imperative recommendations include terms such as “require, ” “must, ” and “should, ” and do not contain conditional text that would limit their applicability to specified circumstances.

Resources Available with Each Recommendation

In addition to the recommendation statement and strength rating, you will find on each recommendation page:

  • A brief narrative summary of the evidence analyzed to reach the recommendation
  • A statement of justification, or reason for the strength of the recommendation
  • Detailed information on the evidence supporting the recommendations and background narrative (available in the Supporting Evidence section toward the bottom of each recommendation page)
  • A reference list at the end of each recommendation page that includes all the sources used in the evidence analysis for the particular recommendation (each reference is hyperlinked to a summary of the article analyzed in the evidence analysis).

Recommendations By Topic

Below you will find a list of the Disorders of Lipid Metabolism Recommendations organized by Topic. There are a total of 8 Topics, 16 sub-topics, and 24 recommendations in the Disorders of Lipid Metabolism Nutrition Practice Guideline. To see the Recommendation Summary, just click on the Recommendation title. Also view the Executive Summary of Recommendations or print the guideline material in PDF format.

Disorders of Lipid Metabolism (DLM) Major Recommendations

Medical Nutrition Therapy

DLM: Referral to a Registered Dietitian for Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) and Disorders of Lipid Metabolism

Energy Balance

DLM: Body Mass Index, Waist Circumference Or Waist To Hip Ratio (WHR) and Disorders of Lipid Metabolism

Macronutrients: Fat

DLM: Major Dietary Fat Components and Disorders of Lipid Metabolism

DLM: Trans-Fatty Acid Intake and Disorders of Lipid Metabolism

DLM: Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Disorders of Lipid Metabolism

Macronutrients

DLM: Carbohydrates and Protein, Including Dietary Fiber, and Disorders of Lipid Metabolism

Specific Foods

DLM: Plant Stanols And Sterols and Disorders of Lipid Metabolism

DLM: Soy Protein and Disorders of Lipid Metabolism

DLM: Nuts, Disorders of Lipid Metabolism and CHD

DLM: Alcohol Intake and Disorders of Lipid Metabolism

Micronutrients

DLM: Antioxidants (Vitamin E, Vitamin C, and Beta-Carotene) and Disorders of Lipid Metabolism and CHD

DLM: Homocysteine, Folate, or Vitamin B6 or B12 and Prevention of CHD

DLM: Coenzyme Q10 and Disorders of Lipid Metabolism

Behavior/Physical Activity

DLM: Physical Activity and Disorders of Lipid Metabolism and CHD

Corollary Health Issues

DLM: Disorders of Lipid Metabolism and Hypertension

DLM: Disorders of Lipid Metabolism and Metabolic Syndrome

Triglycerides

DLM: Disorders of Lipid Metabolism, Triglycerides and Macronutrients

DLM: Disorders of Lipid Metabolism, Triglycerides and Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Note:  The Disorders of Lipid Metabolism Evidence-based Nutrition Practice Guideline was published online in August 2005.  ADA Guidelines are currently organized according to the Nutrition Care Process and not by topic.  The organization of this guideline will be addressed when it is revised and updated.