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Relationship between nutritional status, dietary intake patterns and plasma lipoprotein concentrations in rural black South Africans  [1985]

O'Keefe, S.J.D. Ndaba, N. Woodward, A.

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Abstract: A nutrition and clinical study of 102 rural South Africans (60 women, 42 men) assessed the possible association between low coronary heart disease (CHD) incidence in rural Africans and dietary factors. The results indicated that low CHD incidence was related to low cholesterol intake, even though the diets often were high in carbohydrate, resulting in commonly observed obesity in the women. The findings of lower than desirable high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol plasma levels and low fiber intakes were counter to arguments that HDL and dietary fiber are protective against CHD incidence. Possible genetic factors associated with low CHD also are discussed.(wz)

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Human nutrition : clinical nutrition

ISSN : 0308-4329