diet, lipid therapy, total dietary approach



  1. Winston, Mary EdD, RD
  2. St. Jeor, Sachiko PhD, RD
  3. Ashley, Judith PhD, RD


Increasing awareness of the relationship between diet and disease has prompted a notable increase in nutrition research. The focus of many of these studies continues to be on amount and type of fat in the diet. At the same time, a great deal of attention is being directed at other dietary components and their mode of action. The results are promising. More definitive answers must await future clinical trial data. However, the total dietary approach, including compliance measures, remains the foundation on which other nutrition recommendations should be based.