Kiwifruit consumption favourably affects plasma lipids in a randomised controlled trial in hypercholesterolaemic men

Cheryl S Gammon, Rozanne Kruger, Anne-Marie Minihane, Cathryn A Conlon, Pamela R von Hurst, Welma Stonehouse

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The unique composition of green kiwifruit has the potential to benefit CVD risk. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of consuming two green kiwifruits daily in conjunction with a healthy diet on plasma lipids and other metabolic markers and to examine response according to APOE genotype in hypercholesterolaemic men. After undergoing a 4-week healthy diet, eighty-five hypercholesterolaemic men (LDL-cholesterol (LDL-C) > 3.0 mmol/l and TAG
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2208-2218
Number of pages11
JournalBritish Journal of Nutrition
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jun 2013


  • Actinidia
  • Analysis of Variance
  • Apolipoprotein A-I
  • Apolipoproteins B
  • Apolipoproteins E
  • Cholesterol
  • Cross-Over Studies
  • Fruit
  • Genotype
  • Humans
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Triglycerides

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