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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.

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Higher intakes of fibre and wholegrains associated with lower rates of non-communicable diseases, including Cardiovascular Disease and Coronary Heart Disease.

People consuming high levels of dietary fibre and whole grains have a lower risk of death from all causes and cardiovascular disease, and reduced incidence of common non-communicable diseases, including coronary heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes, than those eating less fibre, according to a series of systematic reviews and meta-analyses.