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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|State||Published - Feb 1 2006|
- Metabolic syndrome
- Preventive medicine
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