Low-Fat Diet

Also indexed as:Fat (Low) Diet
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Resources for This Diet

American Heart Association

1615 Stemmons Freeway

Dallas, TX 75207–8806


American Dietetic Association

216 West Jackson Boulevard

Chicago, IL 60606–6995


National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Cancer Information Service

9000 Rockville Pike

Building 31, Room 10 A-24

Bethesda, MD 20892


Eat More, Weigh Less: Dr. Dean Ornish’s Advantage Ten Program for Losing Weight Safely While Eating Abundantly by Dean Ornish, MD, New York: Quill, 2001

Secrets of Fat-Free Greek Cooking by Elaine Gavalas, Garden City Park, NY: Avery Publ., 1999.

The National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health

Action Guide for Healthy Eating: Action List for Fat

USDA’s MyPyramid: Steps to a Healthier You



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The National Cancer Institute of The National Institutes of Health. Action Guide for Healthy Eating: Action List for Fat. 1999 (Online)

Ornish D, Brown SE, Scherwitz LW, et al. Can lifestyle changes reverse coronary heart disease? The Lifestyle Heart Trial. Lancet 1990;336:129–33.

Ornish D, Denke M. Dietary treatment of hyperlipidemia. J Cardiovasc Risk 1994;1:283–6.

Ornish, D. Eat More, Weight Less. New York, NY: Harper, 1993.

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Ornish D, Scherwitz LW, Doody RS, et al. Effects of stress management training and dietary changes in treatment of ischemic heart disease. JAMA 1983;249:54–9.

Rosenthal MB, Barnard RJ, Rose DP, et al. Effects of a high-complex-carbohydrate, low-fat, low-cholesterol diet on levels of serum lipids and estradiol. Am J Med 1985;78:23–7.

Sacks FM, Svetkey LP, Vollmer WM, et al. Effects on blood pressure of reduced dietary sodium and the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet. New Engl J Med 2001;344:3–10.

Schuler G, Hambrecht R, Schlierf G, et al. Regular physical exercise and low-fat diet. Effects on progression of coronary artery disease. Circulation 1992;86:1–11.

Slabber M, Barnard HC, Kuyl JM, et al. Effects of a low-insulin response, energy-restricted diet on weight loss and plasma insulin concentrations in hyperinsulinemic obese females. Am J Clin Nutr 1994;60:48–53.

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The United States Department of Agriculture. USDA coordinated nutrition research program on health and nutrition effects of popular weight-loss diets. January 10, 2001.

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