Can a handful of almonds before breakfast improve HDL-C?
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A recent study suggests a low dose of almonds (10 g/d) consumed before breakfast can increase HDL cholesterol, in addition to improving other markers of lipid abnormality in CAD patients with low starting HDL cholesterol
Cohort of 150 CAD patients (50 per group), with serum LDL cholesterol ≤100 mg/dL and HDL cholesterol ≤40 mg/dL in men and ≤50 mg/dL in women
Patients randomly assigned to 1 of 3 groups: no-intervention (NI), Pakistani almonds (PA), and American almonds (AA)
Blood samples for lipid profiling, body weight, and blood pressure were collected, and assessment of die...