Experience in changing food habits of hyperlipidemic men and women.

M. L. Mojonnier*, Y. Hall, D. M. Berkson, E. Robinson, B. Wethers, B. Pannbacker, D. Moss, E. Pardo, J. Stamler, R. B. Shekelle, W. Raynor

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Abstract

In this study, the following were planned and tested: Methods of changing adult eating habits to conform with dietary principles for lowering serum lipids; a method to assess adherence to dietary modifications; and use of nutrition aides as instructors. Six slide-tape units--tested by individual, group, and self-teaching methods, and a combination of these--were effective as judged by such indicators as lowered serum cholesterol, reduced intake of saturated fat and dietary cholesterol, and increased intake of polyunsaturated fat. The Diet Achievement Score is an effective tool for assessing adherence. Nutrition aides proved useful in this study, when effectively supervised by professional nutritionists.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)140-148
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of the American Dietetic Association
Volume77
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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