130 gram peulvruchten per dag verlaagt het LDL-cholesterolgehalte

Research Question:
Eating legumes lowers cholesterol levels?

Study Design:
This overview article contained 26 RCTs (n = 1037). The average age was 51.1 years and the average follow-up period was 6 weeks. The average fiber intake in the intervention group was 26 grams.

Results and conclusions:
The researchers found that eating legumes 130 grams per day the LDL-cholesterol levels significantly with 0.17 mmol/L [95% CI =-0.25 to-0.09 mmol/L] reduced. This reduction corresponds to a reduction of 5% from baseline.

The researchers found that eating legumes 130 grams per day had no effect on the apolipoprotein B-and non-HDL cholesterol levels.

The researchers concluded that eating legumes 130 grams per day for 6 weeks reduced LDL-cholesterol levels.

Original title:
Effect of dietary intake on pulse established therapeutic targets for lipid cardiovascular risk reduction: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials by Ha V, Sievenpiper JL, [...], Jenkins DJ.


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