MNT: Anthropometric Outcomes (2022)

Author and Year:
Lim H, Choi Y, Choue R 2008
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Article Title:
Dietary intervention with emphasis on folate intake reduces serum lipids but not plasma homocysteine levels in hyperlipidemic patients.
Lim H, Choi Y, Choue R
Nutrition Research
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Study Design:
Randomized Controlled Trial
Risk of Bias Assessment Rating:
Some concerns
Inclusion Criteria:
To be eligible for the study, subjects had to be between 18 and 70 years of age; have a fasting serum TC concentration 200 mg/dL or higher, and triacylglycerol (TG) concentration 150 mg/dL or higher].
Exclusion Criteria:
Patients with presence of glucosuria; or using medication (including hypolipidemic agents); and patients with signs of CHD. Patients taking vitamin B supplements were also excluded.
Research Purpose:
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of an intensive MNT, specifically tailored to Korean hyperlipidemic patients, on levels of serum lipids and plasma homocysteine. Forty hyperlipidemic patients with blood levels of total cholesterol > or = 200 mg/dL or triacylglycerol > or = 150 mg/dL were recruited from the Kyung Hee University Medical Center (Seoul, Korea).
Blinding efforts:
Not disclosed
Study Location:
Seoul, South Korea
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Supported by a grant of the Brain Korea 21 project of the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development in Korea.