July 1974

Special Diet for Familial Type II Hyperlipoproteinemia

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Medicine (Dr. Glueck) and the Fels Division of Pediatric Research (Drs. Glueck and Tsang and Ms. Larsen), General Clinical Research Center, Cincinnati General Hospital; and Children's Hospital Research Foundations (Dr. Tsang), Cincinnati.

Am J Dis Child. 1974;128(1):67-72. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1974.02110260069012

A suggested diet containing less than 200 mg cholesterol per day, with a polyunsaturate: saturate ratio of 0.9:1 was prepared for young children with familial hypercholesterolemia. A representative meal plan and calculations for a seven-day food intake allow for a practical, economical diet, low in cholesterol and saturated fat, but high in essential nutrients. The diet should provide an efficient approach to early "dietary intervention" in young children with familial hypercholesterolemia with a long-range goal of normalization of plasma cholesterol and β-lipoprotein cholesterol levels.