Scientific journal

48 2009

Journal of Food and Nutrition Research
Summary No. 4 / 2009

The effects of low-calorie diet with canola oil on blood lipids in hyperlipidemic patients
Journal of Food and Nutrition Research, 48, 2009, No. 4, s. 178-182

Roza Zavoshy, Qazvin University of Medical and Health Sciences, Department and Laboratory of Food Science and Nutrition, Shahid Bahonar Boulevard, 34194-59811 Qazvin, Iran. Tel.: +0098 281- 3674477, fax: +0098 281- 3673229, e-mail:

Summary: Hyperlipidemia is known as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of canola oil with low-calorie diet on blood lipids in hyperlipidemic patients. The study was carried out on sixty hyperlipidemic patients of both sexes and age range of 25–65 years. The patients received low-calorie diet based on 5 857 KJ energy per day for 4 weeks, containing 29% fats, 17% proteins and 54% carbohydrates. In addition to the low-calorie diet, the intervention group received canola oil (30 g•d 1). Weight, body mass index, waist and hip circum¬ferences were significantly reduced (P < 0.05) after 4 weeks in both groups. Treatment with canola oil was associated with a significant reduction (P < 0.05) in serum triacylglycerols.

Keywords: canola oil; low-calorie diet; hyperlipidemia; serum lipids

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