The role of dietary modification in the treatment of hyperlipidemia

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Controversy continues to surround the selection of the ideal diet for treatment of hyperlipidemia and prevention of atherosclerotic vascular disease. This controversy is related to contradictory views about the preferred composition of a lipid-lowering diet. In addition, some physicians also question the utility of diet therapy for treatment of hyperlipidemia. The purpose of this review is to address these issues and to explore the appropriate role of diet therapy in the treatment of patients with hyperlipidemia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)35-46
Number of pages12
JournalCardiovascular Reviews and Reports
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1998


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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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