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Effects of Almonds on Cardiovascular Risk Factors

2014-08-27 03:14:39 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this research is to build the evidence base for approval of FDA health claims related to almonds and CVD. A randomized, 2-period, crossover controlled feeding study was designed to compare the effects of two blood cholesterol lowering diets that meet the AHA recommendations. The nutrient profiles of the control diet (no almonds/day) and almond diet (1.5 oz. of almonds/day) are matched for protein, saturated fat, and cholesterol. The study population consists of two cohorts of 25 men and women with moderately elevated LDL-C. The investigators hypothesize that a cholesterol-lowering diet designed with almonds confers greater cardioprotective effects than a cholesterol-lowering diet without almonds on the basis of the LDL-C lowering response, effect on LDL particle size, abdominal adiposity and vascular health.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Cardiovascular Disease

Intervention

Almonds

Location

Penn State University
University Park
Pennsylvania
United States
16802

Status

Recruiting

Source

Penn State University

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:14:39-0400

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