A moderate-fat diet containing pistachios improves emerging markers of cardiometabolic syndrome in healthy adults with elevated LDL levels

Simone D Holligan, Sheila G West, Sarah K Gebauer, Colin D Kay, Penny M Kris-Etherton (Lead Author)

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A randomised, cross-over, controlled-feeding study was conducted to evaluate the cholesterol-lowering effects of diets containing pistachios as a strategy for increasing total fat (TF) levels v. a control (step I) lower-fat diet. Ex vivo techniques were used to evaluate the effects of pistachio consumption on lipoprotein subclasses and functionality in individuals (n 28) with elevated LDL levels ( ≥ 2·86 mmol/l). The following test diets (SFA approximately 8 % and cholesterol
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)744-752
Number of pages9
JournalBritish Journal of Nutrition
Issue number05
Early online date10 Jul 2014
Publication statusPublished - 14 Sep 2014


  • Pistachios
  • Small and dense LDL
  • HDL subclasses
  • Insulin resistance
  • Cardiometabolic disease
  • C-reactive protein
  • Plant sterols

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