Role of functional foods in primary prevention: cranberry extracts and cholesterol lowering

Hamer, Mark and Mishra, Gita D. (2009) Role of functional foods in primary prevention: cranberry extracts and cholesterol lowering. Clinical Lipidology, 4 2: 141-143. doi:10.2217/CLP.09.5


Author Hamer, Mark
Mishra, Gita D.
Title Role of functional foods in primary prevention: cranberry extracts and cholesterol lowering
Journal name Clinical Lipidology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1758-4299
1758-4302
Publication date 2009-04
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.2217/CLP.09.5
Volume 4
Issue 2
Start page 141
End page 143
Total pages 3
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Future Medicine
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Significant interest has focused on dietary factors for the prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Cholesterol is a well-established biomarker for CVD risk and has, thus, been extensively examined in dietary intervention trials. Several functional foods have consistently demonstrated LDL-cholesterol-lowering effects, including recent evidence to suggest that cranberry extract may also be effective. Thus, nutritional intervention may be an attractive therapeutic target to bridge the gap between ordinary foods, aimed to maintain adequate nutrition status, and pharmaceutical agents. Future work will need to determine the specific mechanisms and long-term efficacy of cholesterol-lowering nutrients in relation to clinical CVD end points.
Keyword antioxidants
cardiovascular disease risk
cholesterol
micronutrients
Cardiovascular-Disease
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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