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Effects of dietary coconut oil, butter and safflower oil on plasma lipids, lipoproteins and lathosterol levels

Overview of attention for article published in European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, September 1998
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Title
Effects of dietary coconut oil, butter and safflower oil on plasma lipids, lipoproteins and lathosterol levels
Published in
European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, September 1998
DOI 10.1038/sj.ejcn.1600621
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Authors

C Cox, W Sutherland, J Mann, S de Jong, A Chisholm, M Skeaff

Abstract

The aim of this present study was to determine plasma levels of lathosterol, lipids, lipoproteins and apolipoproteins during diets rich in butter, coconut fat and safflower oil. The study consisted of sequential six week periods of diets rich in butter, coconut fat then safflower oil and measurements were made at baseline and at week 4 in each diet period. Forty-one healthy Pacific island polynesians living in New Zealand participated in the trial. Subjects were supplied with some foods rich in the test fats and were given detailed dietary advice which was reinforced regularly. Plasma lathosterol concentration (P < 0.001), the ratio plasma lathosterol/cholesterol (P=0.04), low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (P<0.001) and apoB (P<0.001) levels were significantly different among the diets and were significantly lower during coconut and safflower oil diets compared with butter diets. Plasma total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol and apoA-levels were also significantly (P< or =0.001) different among the diets and were not significantly different between buffer and coconut diets. These data suggest that cholesterol synthesis is lower during diets rich in coconut fat and safflower oil compared with diets rich in butter and might be associated with lower production rates of apoB-containing lipoproteins.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Poland 1 1%
Unknown 67 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 14 21%
Student > Bachelor 11 16%
Other 10 15%
Researcher 9 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 9%
Other 11 16%
Unknown 7 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 16 24%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 16 24%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 9%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 4%
Sports and Recreations 3 4%
Other 16 24%
Unknown 8 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 52. 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 18 March 2021.
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#498,662
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#5
of 59 outputs
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