How to counsel patients about diet: Sorting fact from fiction, part 2

Robert F. Kushner*, Deborah Ognar

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Patients with hyperlipidemia need to reduce their intake of saturated fat, trans-fats, and dietary cholesterol. Incorporation of plant stanols/sterols and soluble fiber into the diet can also help lower cholesterol levels. Counsel patients with hypertension to maintain a healthful weight, restrict sodium intake, and follow the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) eating plan. Patients with diabetes also need to maintain a healthful weight. In addition, advise them to avoid skipping meals, increase dietary fiber, and decrease their intake of carbohydrates and saturated fats.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)185-192
Number of pages8
JournalConsultant
Volume46
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2006

Keywords

  • Diabetes
  • Diet
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Nutrition
  • Preventive medicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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