chapter  4
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Dyslipidemia : How Diet, Food, and Nutrients Augment Treatment

The combination of a lipid lowering diet and scientically proven nutraceutical supplements has the ability to signicantly reduce low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, increase LDL particle size, decrease LDL particle number, lower triglycerides (TG) and very low-density lipoprotein (VLDL), and increase total and type 2b high-density lipoprotein (HDL). In addition, inammation, oxidative stress, and immune responses are decreased. In several prospective clinical trials, coronary heart disease (CHD) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) have been reduced with many of the nutraceutical supplements. This chapter uses food and nutrients to address the multitude of steps involved in lipid-induced vascular damage.