DLM: Major Recommendations (2005)
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
Corollary Health Issues
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.