[Is it possible to decrease cholesterol levels with dietary supplements?].

Rodondi, Pierre-Yves; Degoumois, Florence; Marques-Vidal, Pedro; Rodondi, Nicolas (2016). [Is it possible to decrease cholesterol levels with dietary supplements?]. Revue médicale suisse, 12(508), pp. 451-453. Médecine & Hygiène

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Patients often use dietary supplements for cardiovascular prevention. An US study showed that 75% of patients with cardiovascular disease used dietary supplements. Red yeast rice, phytosterols and fibers can significantly decrease LDL. The level of monacolin in red yeast rice can vary between products and toxins can sometimes be found. Prospective studies showed that fibers could decrease cardiovascular risk. Others substances, like guggul, soy and artichoke leaf extracts, did not show a clear benefit for cardiovascular prevention. Measurements of cholesterol levels can help the physician to discuss with his patient about the effects of some dietary supplements.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of General Internal Medicine (DAIM) > Clinic of General Internal Medicine > Centre of Competence for General Internal Medicine

UniBE Contributor:

Rodondi, Nicolas

ISSN:

0025-6749

Publisher:

Médecine & Hygiène

Language:

French

Submitter:

Doris Kopp Heim

Date Deposited:

10 Jan 2017 11:24

Last Modified:

12 Sep 2017 19:27

PubMed ID:

27089602

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.92373

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/92373

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