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November 26, 2003

Ethical Aspects of Recommending Lifestyle Interventions to Patients—Reply

Author Affiliations

Letters Section Editor: Stephen J. Lurie, MD, PhD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2003;290(20):2660. doi:10.1001/jama.290.20.2660-a

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.