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Effect of plant sterols on the lipid profile of patients with hypercholesterolaemia. Randomised, experimental study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, September 2011
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Title
Effect of plant sterols on the lipid profile of patients with hypercholesterolaemia. Randomised, experimental study
Published in
BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, September 2011
DOI 10.1186/1472-6882-11-73
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Authors

Ignacio Párraga, Jesús López-Torres, Fernando Andrés, Beatriz Navarro, José M del Campo, Mercedes García-Reyes, María P Galdón, Ángeles Lloret, Juan C Precioso, Joseba Rabanales

Abstract

Studies have been conducted on supplementing the daily diet with plant sterol ester-enriched milk derivatives in order to reduce LDL-cholesterol levels and, consequently, cardiovascular risk. However, clinical practice guidelines on hypercholesterolaemia state that there is not sufficient evidence to recommend their use in subjects with hypercholesterolaemia. The main objective of this study is to determine the efficacy of the intake of 2 g of plant sterol esters a day in lowering LDL-cholesterol levels in patients diagnosed with hypercholesterolaemia. The specific objectives are: 1) to quantify the efficacy of the daily intake of plant sterol esters in lowering LDL-cholesterol, total cholesterol and cardiovascular risk in patients with hypercholesterolaemia; 2) to evaluate the occurrence of adverse effects of the daily intake of plant sterol esters; 3) to identify the factors that determine a greater reduction in lipid levels in subjects receiving plant sterol ester supplements.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 3%
Belgium 1 1%
Unknown 77 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 15 19%
Student > Bachelor 12 15%
Student > Master 11 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 8%
Other 4 5%
Other 13 16%
Unknown 19 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 25 31%
Nursing and Health Professions 10 13%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 9 11%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 4%
Sports and Recreations 2 3%
Other 8 10%
Unknown 23 29%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 25 August 2014.
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#889,064
of 4,729,227 outputs
Outputs from BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
#337
of 1,492 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#12,166
of 64,415 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
#16
of 45 outputs
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