What is the evidence regarding lifestyle interventions for the treatment of hyperlipidemia in people with HIV infection?
12 studies were reviewed to evaluate lifestyle interventions for the treatment of hyperlipidemia in people with HIV infection. Two studies demonstrate that protease inhibitor therapy is associated with hyperlipidemia. Three studies report that other lifestyle factors are associated with hyperlipidemia, such as exercise and the consumption of fat, fiber and alcohol. Research on several lifestyle modification interventions for the treatment of hyperlipidemia in people with HIV infection reports improvements in serum lipid profile.
- 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.