Is diet management helpful in familial hypercholesterolemia? Lynne Garton our Dietetic Adviser, explores.
A recent review has concluded a low saturated fat diet should continue to be recommended in those with FH.
Due to the scale of LDL reductions required in FH management, medication is considered the cornerstone of treatment and dietary therapy has received less emphasis. The purpose of the current review was to re-assess the case for reducing saturated fat and determine the value of dietary management for FH patients.