The Evaluation of Chinese therapeutic food for the treatment of dyslipidemia

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


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.

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Master of Health Science

Item type Thesis (Research Master thesis)
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Biomedical and Health Sciences
Historical > FOR Classification > 1104 Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Historical > SEO Classification > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Keywords ResPubID22887, kiwifruit, hawthorns, diet therapy, lipids, Chinese medicine,
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