Cardiovascular Disease (CVD), Dietary Patterns

Year Published: 2018

Journal

Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases

Authors

Laura Chiavaroli, Stephanie K.Nishi, Tauseef A.Khan, Catherine R.Braunstein, Andrea J.Glenn, Sonia Blanco Mejia, Dario Rahelić, Hana Kahleová, Jordi Salas-Salvadó, David J.A.Jenkins, Cyril W.C.Kendall, John L.Sievenpiper

Methods

This was a systematic review of all the feeding studies done so far on the Portfolio diet, and the main conclusions evidenced by the studies. The Portfolio diet started in the early 2000s. The study gave participants a prescribed diet to see what impact it would have on cardiovascular disease risk. The diet consisted largely of plant sterols, viscous fiber, soy protein and mixed nuts (including peanuts and peanut butter).

Key Findings

The results of the review of studies showed that the Portfolio diet was successful in lowering LDL, total cholesterol, blood pressure, and inflammation. It also lowered 10-year coronary heart disease risk by 13%.