Table 1

The response to dietary knowledge questions for the total group (A: n = 639), Cardiologists only (B: n = 120) and General Internists only (C: n = 517).

A (%)

B (%)

C (%)

p*


A good source of monounsaturated fat is (circle all that apply)?

Butter

4

4

4

Canola Oil

50

43

51

0.07

Corn Oil

15

13

16

Flaxseed Oil

11

12

10

Olive Oil

74

82

73

0.10

Safflower Oil

30

24

32

Soybean Oil

21

18

16

don't know

6

6

6

The diet component that is most likely to raise triglycerides is (select one)

Fat

42

16

47

<.001

Carbohydrate

53

78

47

Protein

1

0.8

0.6

don't know

5

5

5

In general, what effect does a low-fat diet have on triglycerides?

Increase

7

16

4

<.001

Decrease

70

52

73

no change

20

26

26

don't know

4

6

4

In general, what effect does a low-fat diet have on HDL-c?

Increase

22

11

24

<.01

Decrease

24

30

23

No change

45

52

44

don't know

9

7

9


* reflects significant differences between percentage of internists and cardiologists answering each question correctly.

Flynn et al. Nutrition Journal 2003 2:19   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-2-19

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