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Vegetarian diet and cholesterol and triglycerides levels.
Arq Bras Cardiol. 2007 Jan; 88(1):35-9.AB

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

Compare levels of triglyceride (TG), total cholesterol (TC), low density lipoprotein (LDL) and high density lipoprotein (HDL) among vegetarians and omnivores.

METHODS

Blood samples were collected from 76 individuals--both males and females--separated in four different diet groups: omnivores, lacto-ovo vegetarians, lacto vegetarians, and restricted vegetarians (or vegans). Dosing was done for: TC, LDL, HDL and TG.

RESULTS

Significant difference was reported for TC, LDL and TG levels among the samples. Higher levels were reported by omnivores, with decreased levels for vegetarians as animal products were restricted, with lowest levels having been reported by vegans. Mean and standard deviation for TC were 208.09 +/- 49.09 mg/dl in the group of omnivores, and 141.06 +/- 30.56 mg/dl in the group of vegans (p < 0.001). LDL values for omnivores and vegans were respectively: 123.43 +/- 42.67 mg/dl and 69.28 +/- 29.53 mg/dl (p < 0.001). As for TG, those values were 155.68 +/- 119.84 mg/dl and 81.67 +/- 81.90 mg/dl (p < 0.01). As for HDL level no difference was reported between the samples, but HDL/TC ratio was significantly higher in vegans (p = 0.01).

CONCLUSION

Vegetarian diet was associated to lower levels of TG, TC and LDL as compared to the diet of omnivores.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Catholic University at São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng por

PubMed ID

17364116

Citation

De Biase, Simone Grigoletto, et al. "Vegetarian Diet and Cholesterol and Triglycerides Levels." Arquivos Brasileiros De Cardiologia, vol. 88, no. 1, 2007, pp. 35-9.
De Biase SG, Fernandes SF, Gianini RJ, et al. Vegetarian diet and cholesterol and triglycerides levels. Arq Bras Cardiol. 2007;88(1):35-9.
De Biase, S. G., Fernandes, S. F., Gianini, R. J., & Duarte, J. L. (2007). Vegetarian diet and cholesterol and triglycerides levels. Arquivos Brasileiros De Cardiologia, 88(1), 35-9.
De Biase SG, et al. Vegetarian Diet and Cholesterol and Triglycerides Levels. Arq Bras Cardiol. 2007;88(1):35-9. PubMed PMID: 17364116.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Vegetarian diet and cholesterol and triglycerides levels. AU - De Biase,Simone Grigoletto, AU - Fernandes,Sabrina Francine Carrocha, AU - Gianini,Reinaldo José, AU - Duarte,João Luiz Garcia, PY - 2005/10/14/received PY - 2005/12/28/accepted PY - 2007/3/17/pubmed PY - 2007/9/29/medline PY - 2007/3/17/entrez SP - 35 EP - 9 JF - Arquivos brasileiros de cardiologia JO - Arq Bras Cardiol VL - 88 IS - 1 N2 - OBJECTIVE: Compare levels of triglyceride (TG), total cholesterol (TC), low density lipoprotein (LDL) and high density lipoprotein (HDL) among vegetarians and omnivores. METHODS: Blood samples were collected from 76 individuals--both males and females--separated in four different diet groups: omnivores, lacto-ovo vegetarians, lacto vegetarians, and restricted vegetarians (or vegans). Dosing was done for: TC, LDL, HDL and TG. RESULTS: Significant difference was reported for TC, LDL and TG levels among the samples. Higher levels were reported by omnivores, with decreased levels for vegetarians as animal products were restricted, with lowest levels having been reported by vegans. Mean and standard deviation for TC were 208.09 +/- 49.09 mg/dl in the group of omnivores, and 141.06 +/- 30.56 mg/dl in the group of vegans (p < 0.001). LDL values for omnivores and vegans were respectively: 123.43 +/- 42.67 mg/dl and 69.28 +/- 29.53 mg/dl (p < 0.001). As for TG, those values were 155.68 +/- 119.84 mg/dl and 81.67 +/- 81.90 mg/dl (p < 0.01). As for HDL level no difference was reported between the samples, but HDL/TC ratio was significantly higher in vegans (p = 0.01). CONCLUSION: Vegetarian diet was associated to lower levels of TG, TC and LDL as compared to the diet of omnivores. SN - 1678-4170 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17364116/Vegetarian_diet_and_cholesterol_and_triglycerides_levels_ L2 - https://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&amp;pid=S0066-782X2007000100006&amp;lng=en&amp;nrm=iso&amp;tlng=en DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -