Letters Section Editor: Stephen J. Lurie,
MD, PhD, Senior Editor.
To the Editor: Dr Jenkins and colleagues1 reported that hyperlipidemic adults who received
a diet high in plant sterols, soy protein, viscous fibers, and almonds (called
the "dietary portfolio") had statistically significant reductions in low-density
lipoprotein cholesterol and C-reactive protein levels compared with a control
group receiving only the diet very low in saturated fat. Participants who
received lovastatin plus a diet low in saturated fats also had significant
improvements in their lipid profiles.
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