Effects of a low-fat, worksite intervention on blood lipids and lipoproteins

T. J. Hartman, J. H. Himes, P. R. McCarthy, L. H. Kushi

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Abstract

An 8-week educational intervention focusing on low fat eating pattern messages was conducted among employees of the city of Phoenix, Arizona. One hundred nineteen employees with serum cholesterols of ≥ 5.2 mmol/liter who participated in at least one of eight weekly sessions were compared with 112 nonparticipants. Multiple recession analysis indicated significant intervention effects. For participants, total blood cholesterols decreased an average of 0.22 mmol/liter, low-density lipoproteins (LDLs) decreased an average of 0.30 mmol/liter, and triglycerides decreased an average of 1.91 mmol/liter. High-density lipoproteins (HDLs) increased an average of 0.68 mmol/liter. Significant effects remained after considering initial lipid status, and variation in age, sex, occupation, ethnicity, alcohol intake, fat intake, and BMI. These results constitute a 3.8% decrease in serum cholesterol and a 7.8% decrease in LDLs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)690-696
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Volume37
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

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Workplace
Lipoproteins
Fats
Cholesterol
Lipids
LDL Lipoproteins
HDL Lipoproteins
Serum
Occupations
Triglycerides
Eating
Alcohols

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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Effects of a low-fat, worksite intervention on blood lipids and lipoproteins. / Hartman, T. J.; Himes, J. H.; McCarthy, P. R.; Kushi, L. H.

In: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Vol. 37, No. 6, 1995, p. 690-696.

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Hartman, T. J. ; Himes, J. H. ; McCarthy, P. R. ; Kushi, L. H. / Effects of a low-fat, worksite intervention on blood lipids and lipoproteins. In: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 1995 ; Vol. 37, No. 6. pp. 690-696.
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