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The Evaluation of Chinese therapeutic food for the treatment of dyslipidemia

Sun, Shu (2010) The Evaluation of Chinese therapeutic food for the treatment of dyslipidemia. Research Master thesis, Victoria University.

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Abstract

Cardiovascular disease which is mainly caused by atherosclerosis has the highest mortality rate in Australia. The Chinese therapeutic food, hawthorn fruit and Chinese kiwifruit, is recognized as both food and herbal medicine by the Chinese Ministry of Health. Previous studies have shown favorable effects of both on the treatment of dyslipidemia and atherosclerosis. This clinical study suggests that the intake of hawthorn fruit and Chinese kiwifruit supplement may increase the serum levels of HDL-c and decrease the ratios of TC/HDL-c and LDL-c/HDL-c, and therefore may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Item Type: Thesis (Research Master thesis)
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Master of Health Science

Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID22887, kiwifruit, hawthorns, diet therapy, lipids, Chinese medicine,
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Biomedical and Health Sciences
FOR Classification > 1104 Complementary and Alternative Medicine
SEO Classification > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
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Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2012 05:28
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2012 05:28
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/7689
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