Lipoprotein and blood pressure changes during weight reduction at Duke's Dietary Rehabilitation Clinic.


Journal Article

The influence of a weight-reducing diet among 129 obese patients after only 4 weeks at Duke's Dietary Rehabilitation Clinic is evaluated in its effect on cholesterol, HDL and LDL cholesterol, and on hypertension in combination with and without drugs. The 700-cal diet consists of 60 g protein, 60 g carbohydrates and 25 g invisible fat. After 4 weeks, total cholesterol decreased on the average by 44 mg% and serum triglycerides by 65 mg%. While LDL cholesterol declined by 30 mg% and VLDL cholesterol by 10 mg%, HDL cholesterol showed a small decrease of 7 mg%. Blood pressure levels were normalized in the 63 hypertensive patients. The conclusion is that a very moderate weight loss of only 9-12 kg has profound influences on important risk factors.

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Cited Authors

  • Nelius, SJ; Heyden, S; Hansen, JP; Muhlbaier, LH; Morris, M

Published Date

  • 1982

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 26 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 384 - 392

PubMed ID

  • 7149640

Pubmed Central ID

  • 7149640

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0250-6807

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1159/000176589


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Switzerland