MNT: Anthropometric Outcomes (2022)

Author and Year:
Naaser R, Cook S, et al. 2006
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Article Title:
Comparison of two nutrition education approaches to reduce dietary fat intake and serum lipids reveals registered dietitians are effective at disseminating information regardless of the educational approach.
Nasser R, Cook S, Dorsch K, Haennel R
Journal of the American Dietetic Association
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Study Design:
Randomized Controlled Trial
Risk of Bias Assessment Rating:
Some concerns
Inclusion Criteria:
Male and female adults with hyperlipidemia based on the guidelines established by the Saskatchewan Health Services Utilization and Research Commission for Cholesterol Testing and Treatment. Total serum cholesterol >240 mg/dL, or LDL >159 mg/dL, or LDL >132 mg/dL plus two additional risk factors, or triglycerides ?266 mg/dL and HDL <35 mg/dL
Exclusion Criteria:
Participants were excluded if they were on lipid-reduction medication. Those individuals on beta blockers, thiazide diuretics, thyroid medications, and estrogen/progesterone replacement therapy in women were included if they had been taking these medications prior to the study and the dosage was maintained throughout the study. At each follow-up visit, the investigators reviewed medication and dosage per participant report. If either the medication or dosage was altered or a new medication was started, the participant was removed from the study.
Research Purpose:
The purpose of this study was to compare an educational approach based on the Stages of Change Model with usual care education in reducing dietary fat intake and serum lipids in individuals with hyperlipidemia.
Blinding efforts:
Not described
Study Location:
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Source(s) of Funding:
Please specify names of funders:
Danone Institute of Canada